Captain Georgia Hale has been switched to the halves, Onjeurlina Leiataua comes into the second row and Kathleen Wharton moves to loose forward for the Warriors' NRLW clash against the unbeaten Brisbane Broncos at the Sydney Cricket Ground tonight (5.05pm kick-off local time; 7.05pm NZT).
The Warriors face a Brisbane side which has won its first two matches 14-4 and 20-0 as it looks to defend the title it claimed last year.
After beating the Roosters 16-12 first up, the Warriors led the Dragons 6-0 at halftime in Sunday’s first-ever standalone NRLW match before the visitors rebounded with a run of 26 unanswered points in the second spell.
The Warriors were unable to bite back into the contest as St George Illawarra dominated possession 59%-41% overall and made 1400 metres to the home side’s 797 as well as making nine line-breaks to only one and missing only 20 tackles to the Warriors’ 44.
The Warriors must beat the Broncos to have any chance of making the grand final. If they do, they will then have to await the outcome of Sunday’s standalone game between the Dragons and the Roosters.
NRL Women's Premiership
Match: Broncos v Warriors
Round 3 -
Fullback for Broncos is number 1 Chelsea BakerFullback for Warriors is number 1 Apii Nicholls
Winger for Broncos is number 2 Julia RobinsonWinger for Warriors is number 2 Hilda Mariu
Centre for Broncos is number 3 Amy TurnerCentre for Warriors is number 3 Atawhai Tupaea
Centre for Broncos is number 4 Amber PilleyCentre for Warriors is number 4 Jules Newman
Winger for Broncos is number 5 Tamika UptonWinger for Warriors is number 5 Madison Bartlett
Five-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Raecene McGregorFive-Eighth for Warriors is number 13 Georgia Hale
Halfback for Broncos is number 7 Ali BrigginshawHalfback for Warriors is number 7 Charntay Poko
Prop for Broncos is number 8 Millie BoyleProp for Warriors is number 8 Annetta Nuuausala
Hooker for Broncos is number 9 Lavinia GouldHooker for Warriors is number 9 Krystal Rota
Prop for Broncos is number 10 Amber HallProp for Warriors is number 16 Billy-Jean Ale
2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Annette Brander2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Crystal Tamarua
2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Tazmin Gray2nd Row for Warriors is number 24 Onjeurlina Leiataua
Lock for Broncos is number 13 Rona PetersLock for Warriors is number 11 Kathleen Wharton
Interchange for Broncos is number 14 Tarryn AikenInterchange for Warriors is number 14 Kanyon Paul
Interchange for Broncos is number 15 Steph HancockInterchange for Warriors is number 15 Tasia Seumanufagai
Interchange for Broncos is number 16 Mariah StorchInterchange for Warriors is number 17 Amber Kani
Interchange for Broncos is number 17 Chelsea LenarduzziInterchange for Warriors is number 21 Tanika-Jazz Noble
- Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
- Referee: Ethan Menchin
- Touch Judge: Jordan Morel
- Touch Judge: Tim Hannon
- Video Referee: Ben Lowe
- Senior Review Official: Steve Clark
Referees: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski and Ethan Menchin