As seen on

New Zealand rugby legend, Stacey Waaka has made the promising switch in codes from Rugby Union to Rugby League where she will join the Brisbane Broncos NRLW squad.

Waaka already flaunts an impressive resume during her time representing the New Zealand international rugby team, achieving gold in two world cups, the 2020 Olympic Games, the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Sevens World Cup.

Now the 28-year-old is looking to take her talents to Brisbane, with the eventual goal of taking out the top spot in yet another competition.

“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about joining the broncos family this season, because I know the success they’ve had in the past, but I’m also so thrilled about this new and exciting opportunity.” Waaka told the club.

“I know I’ll get the best support from this club during the year to help with the switch once I join the Broncos post Olympics.

“I’ve watched this team with a lot of interest from afar, especially with my good mate Gayle (Broughton) in the squad who has excelled so highly since switching codes.

“She (Broughton) alongside other former rugby teammates have all inspired me to take up this new sport but I’m really looking forward to new friendships/connections, more personal growth on and off the pitch…”

Head Coach of the Broncos NRLW squad, Scott Prince, is enthused to strengthen the depth of his squad with yet another esteemed signing.

“It’s very exciting for someone of her calibre to join the ranks of the NRLW program. Her record speaks for itself. I’m looking forward to seeing what she’ll produce on a league field,” said Prince.

“She’s the type of player that will prove that you can make the switch from Union to League.

“She’ll make an impact with high-flying strong runs. She’s an excitement machine along the edge.

“They don’t call her the smiling assassin for nothing.”

Read full story on