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NRLW Tipping: Round 1 - see what the experts are saying

Season two of the NRLW starts this weekend, with all four teams boasting new-look rosters.

On paper, the Dragons look to be the big improvers, with the likes of Brittany Breayley, Maddie Studdon and Kimiora Nati among a host of new faces.

They face a Brisbane side that will be defending their premiership trophy.

The Roosters and Warriors will start the season on Saturday afternoon at AAMI Park. The Warriors upset the Roosters in the first round in 2018, but that didn't stop the Tricolours from reaching the grand final.

NRLW Tips and Previews

Roosters v Warriors, Saturday, 3.05pm at AAMI Park

Tarsha Gale says: I can't see the Roosters losing this one. When you have the attacking flair of Isabelle Kelly, Kirra Dibb and Corban McGregor, along with strong forwards like Vanessa Foliaki, Simaima Taufa and Tallisha Harden, the scoreboard will just keep ticking over. The Warriors are also without Honey Hireme, who is undoubtedly one of the best attacking and defensive players in the competition. Her services will be sadly missed. Roosters by 18

Dragons v Broncos, Sunday, 2.05pm at Bankwest Stadium

Tarsha Gale says: I think the Dragons will start the season strongly by defeating last year's premiers. They have an unstoppable forward pack that boasts the likes of Kezie Apps, Holli Wheeler and Maitua Feterika. With the forwards going forward I'm expecting the classy backline of Maddie Studdon, Shakiah Tungai and Jess Sergis to have plenty of opportunity to show the crowd exactly why they are superstars of our game. NRLW debutante Tiana Penitani will also show that she knows the way to the line. The Broncos won't give up without a fight but will miss some of the strength they had in the forwards last year. Dragons by 8

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