Ellia Green, Evania Pelite turn back on Brisbane Broncos for New Zealand Warriors


Just five Warriors women boarded the flight to Sydney a fortnight ago, leaving the club scrambling for players. That makes the signing of Green and Pelite even more significant, as they will be crucial to keeping the Warriors competitive.

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They will be coached by Jillaroos mentor Brad Donald, who has taken the job as head coach in a caretaker capacity. Donald will recruit the rest of the Warriors squad from the NSW Premiership and Queensland’s Holcim Cup.

The club is set to reveal its star signings in the coming days.

Green and Pelite’s sevens teammate – Charlotte Caslick – is expected to join the Roosters but is not among a provisional list of players provided to League Central.

The star playmaker earlier this year told the Herald she had ambitions to play for Queensland, too.

“If I do go across, hopefully I’m just good enough to put my hand up for selection but 100 per cent I would want to play [Origin],” Caslick said.

“It’s the pinnacle of women’s rugby league and we’ve all seen what a big game it’s become in the last couple of years.”

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