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NRLW Game Day Guide: Round 9 v Broncos

The St George Illawarra Dragons will meet the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday, September 16th at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah in Round 9 of the 2023 NRLW season. This is your game day guide.

An action-packed double-header

The final round of the 2023 Telstra Women’s Premiership features an awaited double-header at Kogarah’s Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Saturday night.

With the Warriors and Knights NRL semi-final clash kicking off at 4:05pm (AEST) on Saturday in Auckland, the double-header has been pushed back to a later start.

The opening leg of the double-header kicks off at 6:00pm with the Roosters, who will have an opportunity to clinch a top-two finish with a win, taking on the Cowboys.

Attention then shifts to the Dragons and Broncos at 8:10pm with the visitors aiming to secure their spot in the postseason.

Key Timings:

Gates open: 5.30pm

Roosters v Cowboys NRLW kick-off: 6.00pm

Dragons v Broncos NRLW kick-off: 8.10pm

Where: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Watch: Nine, 9Now, Kayo & Foxtel

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A season finale for the Red V

Having dropped their last outing to arch-rivals the Sharks, Jamie Soward’s Dragons enter their Round 9 clash knowing that it will be their final outing of 2023.

The squad will look to cap off what has been a challenging season by spoiling the Broncos’ charge towards the finals.

With international jerseys still up for grabs, several Dragons will be looking to put their best foot forward in a bid to earn the opportunity to represent their nation in October’s Pacific Championships.

Williamson, Basham set for NRLW debuts

Ellie Williamson and Charlotte Basham have both been named to make their NRLW debuts in Saturday night's season finale versus Brisbane.

Williamson joined the Dragons midseason as an injury replacement for Bobbi Law and has been named to start on an edge.

A Queensland under-19s representative in 2022, Williamson has spent the past two QRL Women's Premiership campaigns with the Wynnum Manly Seagulls.

Basham, an Illawarra Sports High School product and Australian Schoolgirls representative, has been named on the interchange.

Broncos fighting for finals berth

Having won five of their past six, a victory on Saturday night will see the Broncos punch their ticket to the finals.

Tied with the fifth-place Raiders in the wins column but 66 points better off on for-and-against, Scott Prince’s squad will be eager to bounce back from a 2022 campaign in which they failed to qualify for the finals for the first time in the club’s NRLW history.

Try-scoring aces meet

The premiership’s two leading try-scorers – Dragons fullback Teagan Berry and Broncos centre Mele Hufanga – will meet on Saturday night.

Berry, who became the first player in NRLW history to reach double-digit tries for a single season in Round 7, currently leads the NRLW in total tries with 10 whilst Hufanga is sitting second on eight.

In the Dragons’ Round 7 win over the Cowboys, Berry also became the first player in NRLW history to reach 20 career tries.

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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