BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Jayme Fressard of the Roosters celebrates scoring a try during the round two NRLW match between Brisbane Broncos and Sydney Roosters at Suncorp Stadium, on August 27, 2022, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

NRLW Team of the Week Round 2: Roosters continue to dominate

Round 2 of the NRLW saw the Roosters continue to call the shots, whilst the Dragons and Knights celebrate two wins from two games so far.

#1: Fullback – Tamika Upton (Newcastle Knights)

New Knights player Tamika Upton had a strong game this week in the Knights' win over the Titans. Upton proved she is a strong competitor with an incredible 241 run metres, with 2 line breaks. Upton scored a try in the 27th minute, assisted by Emma Manzelmann. Upton meshed well with her new team, which was shown in her strong group plays. Despite a couple of errors, she had a stellar game. 

#2: Wing – Teagan Berry (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Making her way into our Team of the Week again, Teagan Berry was on fire in the Dragon's match against the Eels. Nicknamed 'the flash' by her teammates and coach, Berry had three incredible line breaks and scored a try of her own. She had a solid 136 run metres and two vital tackle breaks. Berry proves to be a consistent player and is a solid asset to the Dragons moving forward. After her try in this game, Berry is the equal leading try scorer in the NRLW.

#3: Centre – Tiana Penitani (Parramatta Eels)

Eels Captain Tiana Penitani had a fantastic game against the Dragons. Despite the tough loss, Penitani made some excellent moves. Having 191 run metres under her belt, Penitani made some significant line breaks – taking the ball down the field to score the Eel's first try of the game, then again assisting Gayle Broughton minutes later in another try. Penitani won NRLW Player of the Round, which was incredibly well deserved.

#4: Centre – Page McGregor (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Page McGregor had a stellar game this week. Scoring a try in the first 20 minutes, McGregor proved her strength. Despite suffering a nasty head clash in the first half, she came on strong in the second after clearing her HIA. Some great passing down the line to McGregor awarded the Dragons their second try of the afternoon. McGregor proved she is not a force to be reckoned with when she scored her second try of the game in the 59th minute. Not only was her attack incredible – McGregor also had a 91.67% tackle efficiency – proving her defensive skills to be just as strong.

#5: Wing – Karina Brown (Gold Coast Titans)

Winger Karina Brown had a good game, despite the loss against the Knights. With an 85.71% tackle efficiency, Brown held a good defensive game. She had a few quick tackle breaks and played a great team game. Her quick running and defence in the try zone saved the Titans from another Knights try.

#6: Five-Eighth – Tarryn Aiken (Brisbane Broncos)

Despite a flogging from the Roosters, Broncos star Tarryn Aiken put up a strong fight. Her strong defensive skills proved handy as she kept the Roosters from scoring a try in the first half, with a great tackle pushing them out. After a great line break from teammate Julia Robertson, Aiken scored the Bronco's first try of the afternoon. Just 5 minutes later, Aiken saw a gap in the Rooster's defence and scored another try.

#7: Half-Back – Raecene McGregor (Sydney Roosters)

Roosters favourite Raecene McGregor had a stellar game against the Broncos. McGregor played a great team game with a massive 168 run metres and 88.24% tackle efficiency rate. She had some vital line breaks and assists, with two try assists sealing the win for the Roosters.

#8: Prop – Shannon Mato (Gold Coast Titans)

Prop Shannon Mato had a massive 160 run metres, the only forward of the team that ran over 100 metres. Mato had a huge 31 tackles, and didn't miss a single one. She played a good team game, despite the loss against the Knights.

#9: Hooker – Keeley Davis (St George Illawarra Dragons)

This week, Keeley Davis played a strong game racking up 126 run metres. Her attack was solid, with three tackle breaks assisting the Dragons in their win. Her defence was even better – with a 95.45% tackle efficiency from 21 tackles.

#10: Prop – Monalisa Soliola (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Despite only playing 37 minutes, rookie Monalisa Soliola had a fantastic game against the Eels. She had an incredible line break assist, and her excellent team play was shown in Page McGregor's second try of the afternoon. Soliola had 100% tackle efficiency of 17 tackles, which was an incredible effort from her.

#11: Second Row – Olivia Kernick (Sydney Roosters)

Roosters favourite Olivia Kernick had a strong game this week, scoring two tries for her team. Kernick had the most tackles of the team, with 26. She had some vital line breaks and assists and impressed greatly when she scored her first try off a funny bounce in the try zone. Her second try was crucial, off a quick dummy half.

#12: Second Row – Zara Canfield (Gold Coast Titans)

Second Rower Zara Canfield had a great game, playing 68 out of 70 minutes of the game against the Knights. Scoring a fantastic try in the first 10 minutes, Canfield put up a great fight. With an 88.46% tackle efficiency, her efforts assist the Titans in higher overall possession, defence and tackles made.

#13: Lock Forward – Holli Wheeler (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Another player making her way into the Team of the Week again is Dragons star, Holli Wheeler. Playing a fantastic defensive game, Wheeler racked up 31 tackles and a 91.18% tackle efficiency. She also had a massive 137 run metres, proving her strength in the middle.