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Kirra Dibb joins inaugural NRLW squad

The nib Newcastle Knights are delighted to welcome, Kirra Dibb, to the NRLW squad for the upcoming 2021 season.

A New South Wales and Australian Jillaroos representative player, the athletic utility adds considerable talent and NRLW experience to the current roster.

Dibb has already linked up with her new teammates ahead of the side’s inaugural campaign in the elite women’s competition.

NRLW Head Coach, Casey Bromilow, said he was ecstatic to have a player of Dibb’s quality join the squad.

“Kirra has not missed a beat since joining our squad. She is an enthusiastic and vibrant personality whom the other players have immediately embraced," Bromilow said

“Kirra joins our squad in a utility role. Her ability to play halves, outside-backs and fullback is immensely valuable given the uncertainty around COVID and the impacts it may have.”

“Being from the Central Coast, Kirra is a local player and one that we want to try and keep at the club long term. Our squad is certainly a lot stronger having her as part of the group.”

Born on the Central Coast, Dibb plied her trade initially in the NSWRL Women’s Premiership before making her debut at the State of Origin level in 2019.

Having played six games in the NRLW across two seasons, the 24-year-old featured for the Sydney Roosters in the 2019 campaign before linking with the Warriors in 2020.

Dibb has also worn the green and gold for three different teams including the Prime Minister's XIII, Australian 9’s side and the Jillaroos.

The playmaker had a debut to remember for the Jillaroos setting up two tries in a convincing win over the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns in 2019.

Ahead of the highly-anticipated, rescheduled 2021 season, Dibb’s signing is a huge coup for the Club with just under a month to go until Round 1 at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Knights can confirm Emma Sykes hasn’t agreed to return for the 2021 NRLW season.