The Suzuki Brisbane Tigers are pleased to announce current Australian Jillaroos and Queensland Maroons Captain, Ali Brigginshaw as the club’s first signing for the upcoming 2022 QRLW season.
In a historic day for the club, international Ali Brigginshaw will headline the club’s inaugural father daughter duo as she joins her father and former Tigers centurion player #741 and 83’ premiership winner Larry Brigginshaw.
Ali, 32 brings a wealth of experience to the Tigers including 12 years of representing Queensland and Australian Jillaroos.
Her other achievements include:
• 2020 and 2021 QLD Maroons State of Origin winner with QLD Maroons;
• 2020 NRL Dally M Medal winner for female Player of the Year;
• 2018, 2019 and 2020 NRLW Premiership winner with the Brisbane Broncos;
• 2018 International Test winner with Australian Jillaroos; and
• 2013 and 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup winner with Australia Jillaroos.
Speaking of her move to the Tigers, the Ipswich junior said “I first started playing as a Tiger at the North Ipswich Tigers and Dad also played there, and so now I’m following his footsteps playing here at the Brisbane Tigers”.
“It means a lot to me and it was pretty cool to make the phone call to dad. He was pretty excited and couldn’t wait to catch up with all of his old boys.
“Whenever we come here (Langlands), I know how much he loves it and so to pull on the jersey it’s a big thing for not only me but for my family.
Ali will join the Tigers after spending the past year with Valleys Diehards, who are unfortunately no longer in the competition.
I was speaking to Vowlesy (Coach Adrian Vowles), and one thing about Easts is that I thought the girls were great whenever you played against them. They always showed up, they were always committed to the team and to the jersey.
“It was an easy decision to come here”, she added.
Welcome to the Tigers family Briggo!