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A second-half blitz saw the Dragons win their first game of the NRLW season against a motivated Warriors outfit playing on their home ground for the first time. Take a look at the impressive numbers produced by the team.

The breakdown 

The Dragons shrugged off a shaky start to blow the Warriors off the park in the second stanza showcasing what their star-studded team is capable of doing when the cogs are turning in unison.

Attack – The Dragons dominated the Warriors in all offensive areas on Sunday, contributing to their second half rampage. The Dragons combined for an impressive 1,400 total run metres while the Warriors could only manage 797.

Long range strikes became a regular occurrence for the Dragons with nine line breaks in the match. The Dragons also produced 12 offloads while keeping the Warriors to zero, and busted a total of 44 tackles.

Defence – For all the highlights the Dragons produced in attack, their defence was also just as lethal. 

Dragons coach Daniel Lacey's team produced a near flawless defensive display, with zero ineffective tackles compared to the Warriors (19).

The Warriors were forced to do more defending (257 tackles) than the Dragons (197 tackles), but the Red V were much more clinical with a tackle efficiency of 90.8 per cent (20 misses).

Discipline – Errors and mistakes were still an issue for the Dragons on Sunday despite their heroics taking centre stage. The Dragons produced nine errors to the Warriors' five. They also gave away five penalties while receiving only three in return.

This was reflected in their completion rate (73 per cent) compared to the Warriors' 83 per cent. If the Dragons can reduce their errors, they will be a force to be reckoned with. 

NRLW highlights: Round 2 v Warriors

Star performance 
Maitua Feterika 

Rampaging Dragons prop Maitua Feterika came into the match with a point to prove, with her star front-row partner Teuila Fotu-Moala missing due to suspension.

Feterika stepped up and led from the front, showcasing her passion for rugby league and her importance in the Dragons' premiership dream.

Feterika was the second-highest metre eater in the game with 191 running metres from 20 carries. She also produced a game-high 63 post contact metres, and snagged one try, one line break, two tackle breaks and made 15 tackles.

Important numbers 

26 – The number of unanswered points the Dragons scored in the second half to blow the Warriors off the part after trailing 6-0 at half-time. The five-try rampage was made more impressive when you consider the women play 30-minute halves as opposed to 40.

10 – The number of Dragons players to finish with a tackle efficiency of over 93 per cent. Six of those players finished without a single miss or ineffective tackle while Brittany Breayley missed just one tackle from 37 attempts. The Dragons' total team tackle efficiency was 90.8 per cent.

Acknowledgement of Country

St George Illawarra Dragons respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples, where our games are played, our programs are conducted and in the communities we support.

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