Brisbane-born forward and Jillaroo Keilee Joseph is coming home.

The Broncos have signed the 21 year old, two-time NRLW Second Rower of the Year, Indigenous All Star and Queensland Maroon for two years, from 2024.

Joseph will head north after spending two seasons and playing 12 games with the Sydney Roosters, including the side’s Premiership-winning victory over the Dragons during the delayed 2021 season.

Brisbane-born forward and Jillaroo Keilee Joseph is coming home.

The Broncos have signed the 21 year old, two-time NRLW Second Rower of the Year, Indigenous All Star and Queensland Maroon for two years, from 2024.

Joseph will head north after spending two seasons and playing 12 games with the Sydney Roosters, including the side’s Premiership-winning victory over the Dragons during the delayed 2021 season.

A former Queensland under-19 captain, the former Marsden and Mabel Park State High School product also made her Origin debut this year, named Player of the Match on debut during Game 1, playing alongside and mentored by Broncos captain Ali Brigginshaw.

Joseph averaged 105 run metres and recorded 271 tackles at 95.4 efficiency in 2023, bringing both offensive but defensive strike power to Brisbane’s line-up.

“After seeing how well the Broncos did last year and what they put together, the style of footy, and the culture, I just wanted to be part of it,” Joseph said.

“Princey (Scott Prince) and the Broncos flew my partner and I up to have a chat and everything they spoke about just made me want to make the move home.

“The opportunity to be back around my family too, which I’m really close to, is amazing.

“They’re pretty excited, although Dad’s a Penrith fan, so I don’t know if he’ll be wearing the colours, but they’re just happy to have me home.

“It’s been a pretty crazy year, playing my first Origin, and then being picked in the Jillaroos squad, I haven’t had too much time to reflect until now.

“Ali’s (Brigginshaw) been such a big support and mentor, and I learnt a lot playing with her in the Queensland team, so I can’t wait to take it all in in Brisbane, they’ve got some huge experience.”

Broncos NRLW Head Coach Scott Prince said, “This is great news for the Brisbane Broncos, to be bringing someone of Keilee’s calibre to the club, as one of the young superstars of the league.

“She has proven that she can step up when it matters and has grabbed hold of every opportunity that has come her way.

She’s won a Premiership and has played for her state, her country and her heritage – and now she’s coming to play for her hometown, it doesn’t get more special than this.

Scott PrinceBroncos NRLW Head Coach

Joseph won’t fully relocate to Brisbane until the NRLW pre-season but will be a regular face back in Queensland, playing for Souths Logan Magpies in the BMD Premiership.

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