Brisbane Broncos have quickly become favourites for the NRL Women's competition after a 26-point win in their opening match against St George Dragons – but they're not expecting an easy run.
In the opening round of the inaugural NRL Women's Premiership, they displayed their dominance and power on the hallowed turf of Suncorp Stadium in front of 18,853.
The Broncos team featured 11 internationals including Jillaroos fullback Chelsea Baker, who scored 18 points, and hooker Brittany Breayley, named Player of the Match.
"Pressure always comes from results," Broncos coach Paul Dyer said. "One things for sure, that the teams that played were missing some key players.
"There won't be one easy game in this contest and I'm not going into any game expecting an easy game, neither are the girls."
The victory came off the back of a successful trial match which saw the Broncos run out 48-14 winners against the PNG Orchids.
The other winner of the round was the New Zealand Warriors, who also tasted success the week prior with a trial match against Auckland. The Dragons and Sydney Rooster missed trial games because of players' state league commitments.
"You'd rather have one than not have one," Dyer said.
The trials have allowed Dyer and his players to work on combinations, as the side – including five New Zealand-based players – had never played with each other previously, while also giving them a chance to test their fitness.
The side will be capping their expectations heading into the next two rounds but Dyer is confident the team have the ability to remained focused.
"I think the players themselves will do that," he said. "One of the things we were pretty thorough with when we put this squad together was making sure we had a really good group of girls that wanted to be here."
Brisbane Broncos make the trip down south next weekend as they face Sydney Roosters on Friday at Allianz Stadium from 5:15pm.
Watch the match live on Fox Sports, Nine and Telstra Live Pass.