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Knights v Dragons NRLW Semi-Final team list

nib Newcastle Knights NRLW Head Coach Ronald Griffiths has named his 22-woman squad for our historic Semi-Final battle against the St George Illawarra Dragons this Sunday at Suncorp Stadium.

Kurri Kurri junior and last-round debutant Kayla Romaniuk has been retained at lock after making her mark in last Sunday’s 30-8 defeat of the Dragons at Central Coast Stadium.

Fullback Tamika Upton has once again been named after being a late withdrawal from each of the Knights last two matches due to a calf complaint. Upton’s selection sees Shanice Parker return to the centres alongside Bobbi Law.

Emmanita Paki has also secured her spot on the wing after solid performances against the Roosters and Dragons, which included her debut NRLW try in Sunday’s victory.

Sunday’s match will kick off at 2.05pm at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, with the winner to earn themselves a place in the Telstra Women’s Premiership Grand Final to be played at Accor Stadium on Sunday 2 October.

The match will be broadcast on Nine, Fox League and Kayo Sports.

See the team below:


1. Tamika Upton - Hunter Imaging

2. Kiana Takairangi - Hunter City Motor Group

3. Shanice Parker - Allara Learning 

4. Bobbi Law - NBN News

5. Emmanita Paki - Taylor's Outdoor Power Equipment

6. Kirra Dibb - Sydney Direct Fresh Produce

7. Jesse Southwell - Guardian Safety Solutions

8. Caitlan Johnston - M&J Chickens

9. Olivia Higgins - Century 21 Novocastrian

10. Millie Boyle - Brydens Lawyers

11. Romy Teitzel - Greg Tapp Printing

12. Yasmin Clydsdale - East Coast Building & Pest Services

13. Kayla Romaniuk - A Plus Contracting


14. Emma Manzelmann - PalmerBet

15. Tayla Predebon - The Wests Group

16. Simone Karpani - Accolade Wines

17. Makenzie Weale - Triple M

Extended Bench:

18. Caitlin Moran

19. Kyra Simon

20. Tiana Davison 

21. Jessica Gentle

22. Tamsin Barber