Following the gushing reception towards the WBBL's standalone fixture announcement, the NRLW has followed suit...a little at least.
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 nrl.com
"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."