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Both the NRL and NRLW Dragons enjoyed a winning weekend and will look to go back-to-back at CommBank Stadium on Sunday, August 28 from 12pm onwards. This is your NRLW Round 2 and NRL Round 24 game day guide.

Doubling double header success

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon in Wollongong in front of a crowd 13,000 strong.

The birds were chirping, WIN Stadium was humming and the points kept on flowing.

The NRLW Dragons kick-started their campaign with a tidy 26-12 win over the Titans before Ben Hunt and the boys made it two-from-two with a thumping 46-26 win, also over the Gold Coast.

Now it's time to do it all over again. This time at CommBank Stadium.

The NRLW Dragons will look to continue their winning ways against the Parramatta Eels (12pm) prior to NRL kick-off against the Wests Tigers at 2pm.

Su'A brings up century

Sometimes you can't help but remind yourself about just how young some of the Dragons' brightest talents still are.

Take Jaydn Su'A for example.

The Queensland Origin and Samoan international back-rower at just age 24 is eight seasons into his NRL career.

99 games on, Su'A reaches a special milestone this weekend.

Debuting in 2016 at the Brisbane Broncos, Su'A made the move to the South Sydney Rabbitohs midway through 2019 where he became a permanent NRL fixture.

Only an ankle injury suffered on Anzac Day prevented Su'A from reaching game 100 sooner in his first season at the Red V.

Su'A proud to reach 100th NRL game

Berry nice slice of Dragons history

Teagan Berry's rapid rise through the ranks continued last weekend with another impressive display against the Titans.

Berry's two-try haul saw her jump to the top of the Dragons' all-time NRLW try-scoring list.

Granted she has only scored seven tries, the accelerated growth of the NRLW competition puts the 20-year-old in the box seat to consolidate this record in the many years to come.

Berry's try-scoring fortunes will be boosted by the return of Papua New Guinea platform-setter Elsie Albert (ankle) against the Eels.

Unavailability presents opportunity

You could almost pick an 18th NRL team from those unavailable for the Dragons and Wests Tigers this weekend.

The Dragons' unavailable list grew to double digits this week following the suspensions of Francis Molo, Moses Mbye and Billy Burns in addition to Michael Molo's broken thumb and Andrew McCullough's knee injury.

This follows season-ending injuries to Mikaele Ravalawa (hamstring), Moses Suli (ankle), Josh Kerr (hamstring), Max Feagai (knee) and Tariq Sims's lengthy suspension.

Jack Bird has been named at centre as a result with Jack de Belin shifting to lock and Aaron Woods to the front row. Jayden Sullivan gets the nod at No. 9 for the first time in almost a year while a new-look bench consisting of Tyrell Fuimaono, Jackson Ford, Jaiyden Hunt and Tyrell Sloan will be out to impress.

The Wests Tigers have had similar woes of late with Luke Garner (concussion), Ken Maumalo (groin), James Tamou (suspended) and Alex Seyfarth (shoulder) joining Luke Brooks (calf), Jackson Hastings (ankle) and Alex Twal (concussion) in the casualty ward.

Junior Pauga and Tom Freebairn have been named on the wing and in the back row to face the Dragons respectively. Jake Simpkin's inclusion at hooker has caused a forward pack reshuffle which has resulted in Kitione Kautoga's NRL debut from the interchange.

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