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The Titans have picked up former Kiwi Ferns front-rower Ngatokotoru Arakua. Arakua, who has previously played for the Broncos, Dragons and Knights, sat out the 2022 and 2023 NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership seasons but has been a strong performer in Queensland’s BMD Premiership in recent times.

The Raiders also announced the signing of recent Kiwi Fern debutante Amelia Pasikala for the 2024 NRLW season. Pasikala has signed a two-year-deal through to 2025 after making seven appearances for the Roosters last year, after which the 20-year-old capped off a big debut season by representing New Zealand in the Pacific Championships.

Joining her at the Canberra club is former Kiwi Ferns wider squad member Kerihitina Matua whose contract was extended for the 2024 season.

This brings the number of Kiwi Ferns-eligible wāhine at the Canberra Raiders to a total of seven as Pasikala and Matua join Cheyelle Robins-Reti, Apii Nicholls, Ashleigh Quinlan, Madison Bartlett, and Mackenzie Wiki.

In Sydney, the St. George Illawarra Dragons have locked in Kiwi playmaker Tyla King on a new deal which will see the 29-year-old remain at the club until at least the end of the 2025 season.