NRLW Team of the Week: Round 3

The final round of the NRL Holden Women's Premiership saw some big performances from some of the lesser known players, while a few familiar faces feature again as their form continues.

The Warriors handed defending champions Brisbane their first loss in NRLW history, while the Dragons booked their place in the 2019 grand final with a 24-16 win over the Roosters.

NRL.com's Team of the Week

1. Apii Nicholls (Warriors)

Helped guide her side to victory with nine runs for 62 metres with two tackle busts and six defused kicks. Made seven tackles with none missed.

2. Shanice Parker (Roosters)

Impressed on debut with an intercept and strong line break through the middle of the Dragons defensive line. Finished the game with 131 metres and four tackle busts.

3. Jess Sergis (Dragons)

Backed up last week's performance with another to savour against the Roosters with a try off a one-one-one strip and an intercept in the second half that pushed her side to victory. Set a new NRLW record for most metres in a game with 213, beating Bottile Vette-Welsh's original record of 211 last week.

4. Atawhai Tupaea (Warriors)

Another strong performance from the Warriors centre with nine carries for 77 metres and 18 tackles at a 100% tackle efficiency. Helped set up the side's first try on the left edge linking with Madison Bartlett.

5. Tamika Upton (Broncos)

Crossed the line for her first try in the NRLW and was defensively sound throughout the contest. Finished with 85 metres from her nine carries.

6. Georgia Hale (Warriors)

Slotted into five-eighth at the last minute and didn't disappoint to earn another nomination in Team of the Week. Finished with 31 tackles to go with nine carries, two tackle busts and an offload. 

7. Ali Brigginshaw (Broncos)

Ran the ball for 108 metres from 13 carries in the halves and booted 192 kicking metres to help do everything but get the side over the line. 

8. Annetta Nuuausala (Warriors)

A monster performance from the Warriors prop with a barnstorming try, 132 metres, nine tackle busts and 10 tackles.

9. Krystal Rota (Warriors)

Created havoc around the middle of the paddock for the Broncos with 110 metres from 12 carries with 25 tackles and four tackle busts.

10. Maitua Feterika (Dragons)

Another entry for the Dragons prop who is churning out quite the season. Set the tone early and backed it up with 159 metres from her 17 carries. Has found a home in the middle.

11. Annette Brander (Broncos)

Had limited chances in attack but her ability to run a strong line on the left edge led to the Broncos' second try of the evening. Finished with 18 tackles for a 90% tackle efficiency. 

12. Hannah Southwell (Roosters)

Looked sharp running back in-field as the Tricolours threw the ball around. Pulled off a desperate tackle with the game on the line. Finished with 24 tackles. 

13. Holli Wheeler (Dragons)

Ran the ball for 79 metres with three tackle busts and 14 tackles. 

14. Mariah Storch (Broncos)

Among the best in a beaten Broncos side with 14 runs for 116 metres in just 39 minutes on the field. Added 30 tackles to her name as the game flowed.

15. Caitlan Johnston (Roosters)

Made the most of her opportunities during her maiden season. Finished with 71 metres and seven carries against the Dragons with 15 tackles. A bright prospect.

16. Shaylee Bent (Dragons)

Coming into her own on the right edge to link well with Jess Sergis and Keeley Davis. Made 26 tackles and ran the ball hard.

17. Amber Kani (Warriors)

Influential for her side off the bench with eight runs for 52 metres with two tackle busts and 18 tackles.