The nib Newcastle Knights NRLW side have booked a spot in the NRL Telstra Women's Premiership Grand Final after a 30-6 victory over the St George Illawarra Dragons in their Semi-Final at Suncorp Stadium.
The Knights produced a brilliant defensive performance matched with attacking flair to earn an historic and first entry to the final game of the season.
A Tamika Upton double on return from injury headlined the win for the side as the team scored five tries to the Dragons one.
The match kicked off in warm conditions at Suncorp Stadium with a spot in the Grand Final on the line.
It was a fiery start with both teams hitting hard and attacking with purpose.
The Knights struck first blood with the returning Tamika Upton making her presence felt.
Jesse Southwell combined with our fullback and Upton dived over next to the sticks with five minutes gone on the clock.
Newcastle had a second soon after with Millie Boyle providing a skippers effort from an incredible solo run.
Upton opens the scoring
Boyle took with her multiple defenders on her way to the line to score a sensational try.
Boyle brings the heat
The Dragons hit back two minutes later through an intercept try to Teagen Berry.
With the match played at true Semi-Final intensity, both sides were leaving it all on the park.
The Dragons looked to have a second through Emma Tonegato a few minutes later but was disallowed for an error on the put down.
On the stroke of half-time, the red and blue extended their lead through five-eight Kirra Dibb.
Dibb produced her textbook left foot step and burrowed her way to the line for the Knights third.
Dibb dives in
Newcastle took a strong 18-6 lead into the sheds.
St George Illawarra came out fast in the opening stages in the second half looking to reduce the deficit.
The Dragons through waves of attacks at the Knights, however it was a red and blue brick wall in front of them.
And in fitting fashion, Tamika Upton provided the perfect counter-attack to score her second showcasing her blistering speed on the 53rd minute mark.
Upton gets a second
Kiana Takairangi added the final dagger blow to the Dragons scoring the side's fifth with 12 to play after quick hands down the right edge.
Knights are carving
The Knights would hold on to keep the Dragons scoreless in the second half and advance to the Grand Final.
The team will play the Parramatta Eels for the premiership next Sunday at Accor Stadium, Sydney.