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The St George Illawarra Dragons will face the Parramatta Eels at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Sunday, March 6 (3:40pm). This is your NRLW Round 2 game day guide.

Historic match

The storied history of WIN Stadium will gain another tale on Sunday when the NRLW finally comes to the Illawarra. 

All six NRLW teams will play in the triple-header but more importantly, it will be the first time ever that the Dragons will play in front of a home crowd.

With the Dragons back where they belong and a home crowd cheering them home, Sunday's triple-header is sure to be one to remember. Grab your tickets here. 

Unchanged formula 

You don't change a winning formula such is the approach Dragons NRLW coach Jamie Soward has adopted after naming the same squad that trumped the Titans in confident fashion last week.

Rachael Pearson and Taliah Fuimaono will partner in the halves again while Keeley Davis and Quincy Dodd are set to continue their one-two punch combination from dummy-half. Unchanged formula 

Slippery Eels

After just one game in the NRLW, the Parramatta Eels are high in confidence after securing a thrilling one-point win over fellow debutants the Newcastle Knights.

Former Dragons Maddie Studdon, Tiana Penitani, Rikeya Horne and Bo Vette-Welsh make up over half of Parramatta's backline and add plenty of strike power. Therese Aiton has also been cleared of a facial fracture and is named to make an appearance on the bench. 

With so many Red V connections in the Parramatta Eels line-up Sunday's clash has all the ingredients for a grudge match.  

The need for speed

There's no shortage of pace in the Dragons' backline with some of the quickest players in the entire competition itching to get into open pasture.  

Fullback Emma Tonegato caused headaches for the opposition defence last week, racking up one line break and one line-break assist in a confident display while Jamie Chapman continued her hot run of form with three tackle busts.

Local junior and athletics champion Teagan Berry used her raw pace to collect two tries and is now only six points away from becoming the Dragons' highest scoring NRLW player in history – after just two first grade games!

Wet weather footy

Don't forget to pack your umbrella if you're planning on treating yourself to three matches of NRLW action on Sunday. Wet weather footy

The wild weather is set to continue leaving the Dragons' forward pack with an important job to do. The likes of Papua New Guinea Orchids captain Elsie Albert, Jillaroo Holli Wheeler and Indigenous All Star Shaylee Bent will find themselves with plenty of work to do through the middle.

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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