The final week of the Holden NRL Women's Premiership regular season begins with Brisbane being the only unbeaten team. Read Tarsha Gale's previews and see who the NRL.com experts are backing before you enter your tips.
The Warriors' performance last week showed definite signs of fatigue and brings their overall fitness into question. Their strength is in their defence and if they can get in front of the Broncos, they may be able to defend a lead. In saying that, the Broncos are a classy team and I can't see them losing this one. Even with the injured Meg Ward out, Kody House is an impressive replacement and definitely one to watch. The Broncos have all but cemented their position in the grand final and so will not have to resort to any risky plays. Captain Ali Brigginshaw will again lead her team to victory with intelligent play and sticking to the basics.
Broncos by 12
The Dragons were on fire last week. They could have dropped their heads after 30-4 loss in round one, but, instead they learned from their mistakes and came back a much stronger team. Full credit to coach Daniel Lacey and the culture he has developed. Dragons wingers, Rikeya Horne and Shakiah Tungai, and centres, Jessica Sergis and Honey Hireme, have proven themselves to be absolute weapons. This combined with their impressive forward pack will be too much for the Roosters to contain.
Dragons by 8