The Brisbane Broncos head to the top of the NRLW table with a 30-4 win over the Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Fullback Chelsea Baker led the way scoring 18 points in front of 18,853 (at fulltime) in a historic match.
Dragons announced they would be without NSW and Jillaroos second rower Talesha Quinn, who was ruled out with a knee injury prior to kick-off.
Broncos applied the pressure from the opening kick, forcing the Dragons to make small errors and concede penalties which would eventually lead to the opening try.
Chelsea Baker got the home side on the board first as she ran through the Dragons line before the Dragons turned their possession into points through captain Sammy Bremner.
Sublime set move from the @brisbanebroncos!#NRLWBroncosDragons#NRLW pic.twitter.com/8GSTJxq6OZ— Women's Rugby League (@WRugbyLeague) September 9, 2018
However, neither side were able to convert.
The try allowed the Dragons to gain momentum and use that to apply pressure, which almost resulted in a try forcing Meg Ward to use some football skills to kick the ball into touch.
Unfortunately, the afternoon saw another injury for the Dragon, this time with halfback Rae McGregor leaving the field with an apparent shoulder injury but returned to the field later in the second half.
The highlight of the half came when Dragons centre Jess Sergis came in for a tackle on Julia Robinson but ended up on the ground and came off the field. Robinson wasn't off injury free though with a golf ball size egg forming on her forehead.
Baker continued to haunt Dragons bagging the first ever NRL Women's double after she received a pass on the inside from Ward to run through the defence before converting her on try.
Baker has the first double in #NRLW history!#NRLWBroncosDragons pic.twitter.com/24UIPcJnii— Women's Rugby League (@WRugbyLeague) September 9, 2018
The home side finished the opening half with a penalty right in front of goals.
Heading back on the field from halftime, the Broncos picked up were they left off with a Kiwi Fern Ngatokotoru Arakua going under the posts. However, it looked liked the fight back from the Dragon was on as they forced the Broncos to make errors in their own 20.
The Dragons tried twice to score in the corner and both times they were denied.
The fightback didn't seem possible after captain Ali Brigginshaw went over with seven minutes left and Baker converted putting the Broncos out to a 26 point lead.
In the end, a high error count and an ineffective tackle count proved to be the difference between the two sides.
The schedule for next weeks clashes will be announced after the NRL match between the Broncos and Dragons.