Two NRLW matches will be played as standalone fixtures in the competition's second season, with a mixture of practicality and testing the waters behind the NRL's decision.

Every fixture last season pre-empted a men's clash, but this year the Dragons, Roosters and Warriors will all have their very own time to shine.

"I feel like it's such a good opportunity for women in rugby league," new Dragons recruit Najvada George told

"I'm very confident that people will come to watch our stand-alone games because they will want to support the fact women are getting their own match and not dove-tailing with the men.

"It's a small step but it's a perfect time now to showcase how we play, and what we can do."