The Dragons and Eels both savoured the sweet taste of success in round one and will head to WIN Stadium full of confidence on Sunday.
For Jamie Soward's Dragons the opening 50 minutes was worth bottling but they'll need to address the defensive lapses that allowed the Titans back into the match with two tries in eight minutes.
The battle of the halves promises to be a beauty with Rachael Pearson coming off a superb debut for the Dragons up against the experienced Maddie Studdon, whose last-minute field goal got the Eels home in a thriller.
Both sides will be out to improve their completion rates and show more respect for possession - the Dragons going at 67 per cent with 25/37 and the Eels 63 per cent with 21/33.
Match: Dragons v Eels
Round 2 -
Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Dragons: In a triple blow, captain Kezie Apps (hand), centre Jaime Chapman (concussion) and Talei Holmes (wrist) are all out with Ulladulla product Keele Browne and former Australian gridiron player Renee Targett called in to make their NRLW debut. Coach Jamie Soward has also recalled Aliti Namoce with the former Rooster to play her first NRLW game in over three years.
Keeley Davis will move to lock, shifting Holli Wheeler to the back row with Quincy Dodd to start at hooker.
Eels: Therese Aiton (cheekbone) has been ruled out despite being cleared of a fracture following her graphic facial injury last week. Tarsha Gale Cup product Christian Pio moves into the starting side with Ellie Johnston back to the bench and Jade Etherden 18th player.
Match-winner Maddie Studdon again calls the shots in the halves alongside Fijian youngster Sereana Naitokatoka while Botille Vette-Welsh and Rikeya Horne provide impetus from the back.
Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Emma TonegatoFullback for Eels is number 1 Botille Vette-Welsh
Winger for Dragons is number 2 Teagan BerryWinger for Eels is number 2 Taina Naividi
Centre for Dragons is number 4 Page McGregorCentre for Eels is number 3 Tiana Penitani
Centre for Dragons is number 19 Keele BrowneCentre for Eels is number 4 Jocephy Daniels
Winger for Dragons is number 5 Madison BartlettWinger for Eels is number 5 Rikeya Horne
Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 6 Taliah FuimaonoFive-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Sereana Naitokatoka
Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Rachael PearsonHalfback for Eels is number 7 Maddie Studdon
Prop for Dragons is number 8 Elsie AlbertProp for Eels is number 8 Kennedy Cherrington
Hooker for Dragons is number 14 Quincy DoddHooker for Eels is number 9 Nita Maynard
Prop for Dragons is number 21 Aliti Namoce-SaganoProp for Eels is number 10 Tommaya Kelly-Sines
2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Shaylee Bent2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Christian Pio
2nd Row for Dragons is number 13 Holli Wheeler2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Jamie-Anne Wright
Lock for Dragons is number 9 Keeley DavisLock for Eels is number 13 Simaima Taufa
Interchange for Dragons is number 15 Kody HouseInterchange for Eels is number 14 Shirley Mailangi
Interchange for Dragons is number 16 Tegan DymockInterchange for Eels is number 15 Abbi Church
Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Janelle WilliamsInterchange for Eels is number 17 Filomina Hanisi
Interchange for Dragons is number 18 Renee TargettInterchange for Eels is number 20 Ellie Johnston
Replacement for Dragons is number 20 Shellie LongReplacement for Eels is number 18 Jade Etherden
- Referee: Belinda Sharpe
- Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall
Emma Tonegato v Botille Vette-Welsh: Two of the absolute standouts of the opening round square off and their performances will go a long way to deciding the outcome. Tonegato barely skipped a beat in her return to rugby league after a hugely successful rugby sevens stint while Vette-Welsh carved out 178 metres and four tackle breaks in a dynamic display for the competition newcomers.
Simaima Taufa's tally of 44 tackles was the most by any player in round one and her resolute defence will again be crucial to the Eels' chances. Taufa was ably supported by Kennedy Cherrington (33 tackles) and Tommaya Kelly-Sines (25) as Parra scrambled their way to a morale-boosting win. "Simaima was enormous out there today ... at the toughest of times on the field she came up with the biggest of plays," coach Dean Widders said.