NRLW Tips – Knights v Dragons – Finals Week 1 2022

The top contender spot and a Grand Final berth is on the line when the Knights and Dragons square off for the second straight week.

Best Bet

Newcastle -4.5

These two met last week and the Knights ran riot in a 30-8 win that was mighty impressive from the emerging power.

The Dragons had excuses. Coach Jamie Soward rested Kezie Apps and Page McGregor while Tegan Dymock and Talei Holmes were also missing. All return this week.

Newcastle, of course, were missing star fullback Tamika Upton so happy to put the excuses at a wash.

Newcastle play a far more flowing and intensive style of game that has them well and truly leapfrogging the Saints. The Knights have scored 21 more points and conceded 24 fewer. They win and cover.

Same Game Multi

Tamika Upton Try/Kiana Takairangi Try
Same Game Multi

Tamika Upton is one of the greatest tryscorers in NRLW history with nine tries in 15 games including two in three since joining the Knights.

Kiana Takairangi scored at centre last week and will benefit from shifting to the wing this time around.

Value Bet

Olivia Higgins
To Score A Try

Newcastle hooker Olivia Higgins has been in good tryscoring form this year. She has darted over for two tries including last week against the Dragons.