The nib Newcastle Knights NRLW side came within a single point of an opening round victory and will look to bounce back in Round 2.
It will be no easy feat with the team set to face the reigning NRLW winners and three-time premiers in the Brisbane Broncos.
After leading twice during the opening game, the Knights went down 13-12 to the Eels while the Broncos convincingly defeated the Sydney Roosters 20-4 at McDonald Jones Stadium.
The teams are in for the first match of another historic triple-header to be held at Wollongong's WIN Stadium.
This is your Ultimate Guide to the Newcastle Knights NRLW Round 2 fixture against the Brisbane Broncos.
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS v BRISBANE BRONCOS
Date: Sunday March 6th, 2022
Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Match: Knights v Broncos
Round 2 -
Fullback for Knights is number 1 Romy TeitzelFullback for Broncos is number 1 Tamika Upton
Winger for Knights is number 2 Katelyn Vaha'akoloWinger for Broncos is number 2 Hagiga Mosby
Centre for Knights is number 3 Jayme FressardCentre for Broncos is number 3 Amy Turner
Centre for Knights is number 4 Bobbi LawCentre for Broncos is number 4 Shenae Ciesiolka
Winger for Knights is number 5 Katie GreenWinger for Broncos is number 5 Emily Bass
Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Autumn-Rain Stephens-DalyFive-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Tarryn Aiken
Halfback for Knights is number 7 Tahlulah TillettHalfback for Broncos is number 7 Ali Brigginshaw
Prop for Knights is number 10 Annetta Nu'uausalaProp for Broncos is number 8 Millie Boyle
Hooker for Knights is number 9 Krystal RotaHooker for Broncos is number 9 Lauren Brown
Prop for Knights is number 18 Maitua FeterikaProp for Broncos is number 10 Chelsea Lenarduzzi
2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Rangimarie Edwards-Bruce2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Tallisha Harden
2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Georgia Page2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Amber Hall
Lock for Knights is number 13 Charntay PokoLock for Broncos is number 15 Kaitlyn Phillips
Interchange for Knights is number 14 Emma ManzelmannInterchange for Broncos is number 13 Sara Sautia
Interchange for Knights is number 15 Charlotte ScanlanInterchange for Broncos is number 14 Hayley Maddick
Interchange for Knights is number 17 Kirra DibbInterchange for Broncos is number 16 Roxette Murdoch
Interchange for Knights is number 20 Ngatokotoru ArakuaInterchange for Broncos is number 17 Lavinia Gould
Replacement for Knights is number 19 Kyra SimonReplacement for Broncos is number 19 Toni Hunt
- Referee: Kasey Badger
- Senior Review Official: Matt Noyen
UPDATE: Two former Broncos in Maitua Feterika and Ngatokotoru Arakau come into the side for the injured Caitlan Johnston and Phoebe Desmond.
EARLIER: After impressive first games, Team Captain Romy Teitzel and Jayme Fressard, will relish coming up against their former team.
For the Broncos, 21-year-old winger, Hagiga Mosby, will make her debut on the wing in place of the injured Julia Robinson.
Sara Sautia has moved to lock with Nakita Sao moving to the reserves while Lavinia Gould and debutant Hayley Maddick come onto the bench.
Along with etching her name in the history books as the inaugural captain and first try-scorer, Romy Teitzel tallied 150 running metres and had three tackle breaks in the narrow loss to the Eels.
A devastating Phoebe Desmond earned herself a spot in the NRLW team of the week for a starring role off the bench scoring the Knights second try and running for over 100 metres.
The Knights will be out to become only the second team to tame the Broncos, who have only lost the one game in the NRLW since 2018.