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The fourth round of the NRL Telstra Women's Premiership produced three quality matches and impressive individual performances across the competition.

The Titans were the first team to beat the Broncos since 2019 with a two-point victory at Cbus Super Stadium while the Roosters and Dragons both recorded crucial wins in Newcastle.

Here is the NRLW Team of the week!

1. Emma Tonegato (Dragons)

The Dragons fullback delivered a masterclass in round four to help guide her side to a big win against the Knights. Tonegato, who represented the Jillaroos in 2013 before moving to rugby sevens, is enjoying her return to league this year. Her 194 running metres included two tries, two try assists, four line break assists and six tackle busts.

2. Karina Brown (Titans)

The veteran Titans winger stepped up against the Broncos to form a strong combination with Jasmine Peters on the right edge. Brown ran for 106 metres, had a hand in two tries and finished with four tackle busts. 

Evania Pelite in open space

3. Evania Pelite (Titans)

Made a switch to the centres against the Broncos and didn't look out of place out wide to finish a spectacular long-range try and churn out 114 metres. An ankle injury late in the game the only concern for the former rugby sevens star ahead of the side's final round clash against Newcastle on Sunday.

4. Jaime Chapman (Dragons)

A first-time entrant into the team of the week but been on the cusp throughout this season with some star performances for the Red V. The Indigenous All Stars representative ran for 121 metres and made a whopping 11 tackle busts on her way to two tries.

Chapman couldn't be caught as she scores her second

5. Hailee-Jay Maunsell (Titans)

Relished the opportunity to play alongside Evania Pelite in the backline, running for 101 metres with three line breaks in a strong performance in only her second NRLW game.

6. Taliah Fuimaono (Dragons)

Backed up a strong performance against the Broncos last week to take command against Newcastle when halves partner Rachael Pearson left the field with two try assists and 12 tackles.

7. Kimiora Breayley-Nati (Titans)

Just edged Kiwi Ferns teammate Raecene McGregor for team of the week honours at halfback with a strong showing against the Broncos. Breayley-Nati combined well with Cobie-Jane Morgan in the halves with 95 kick metres and a line break assist. Her short kicking game was particularly on show, forcing a crucial line drop out.

8. Mya Hill-Moana (Roosters)

A dominant display from the Roosters forward, who along with Sarah Togatuki took ownership of the middle against the Eels. Hill-Moana finished the game with a try, 128 metres, three tackle busts and 22 tackles.

Hill-Moana crashes over

9. Lauren Brown (Broncos)

Another dominant performance from the dummy half, who has transitioned to the hooker role beautifully after previously playing in the outside backs. Brown was at her dangerous best in a beaten side with 116 metres, two try assists and three goals.

10. Steph Hancock (Titans)

Age is no barrier for the 40-year-old prop, who has found a new lease on life in her rugby league career. Hancock led from the front against her former club to score the side's first try, run for 81 metres and make 19 tackles.

11. Kaitlyn Phillips (Broncos)

A strong return from a knee injury for the Broncos back-rower, who was dangerous on the left edge in a 59-minute performance that included a try, two line breaks, seven tackle busts and 89 metres.

She's got the power

12. Shaniah Power (Titans)

One of the performances of the round, Power relished the opportunity to start for the side following the suspension of Tazmin Gray and didn't look back. Her first half try will be one for the highlights reel, where she brushed off four defenders to the line. Power finished with 137 metres and six tackle busts.

13. Hannah Southwell (Roosters)

Edges out her NSW teammate Holli Wheeler and Titans lock Destiny Brill in a close field. Southwell made some tough carries look easy with the game in the balance against the Eels, getting her side back on the front foot when it was required. Southwell finished the game with 129 metres, 60 of which were post-contact, with two tackle busts and 20 metres.

 

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