The New Zealand Warriors carved up the Roosters defence early to set up a 10-4 win this afternoon at Homebush.
After being diverted to Brisbane airport due to bad weather the day before their opening match with the Sydney Roosters, the Warriors had a fast start to their opening match, pressuring the Roosters line early with possession and field position.
The Roosters early ill-discipline also didn't help their cause during the early minutes of the match.
This paid off with the Warriors women scoring an early try to winger Hilda Mariu in the 11th minute.
They were over the stripe again in the 17th minute of play courtesy of a Louisa Gago try under the posts for a 10-0 lead.
From there play settled down, as the injection of Victoria Latu and Chloe Calldwell gave the tricolours much needed go forward.
Play went from end to end and the scoreline remained unchanged until star Roosters centre Isabelle Kelly scored a great individual try to make the score 10-4 to the Warriors.
During the second half, play was more even and neither team could manage to get across the line.
The play was physical and the Roosters best chance came close to the full-time when Isabelle Kelly had the ball in open field, but she was hit with a great ball and all tackle, ending any chance of the Roosters salvaging a draw during the match.
The Warriors were ecstatic with the win and skipper Laura Mariu said the team had executed well and the trial match they had played last week against an Auckland representative side had helped them greatly.
The Warriors were strong across the park and played as a team, while the Roosters were best served by Kelly and Samiama Taufa.
Elianna Walton and Lavina O'Mealey also played strongly, with help from Latu and Caldwell.
Roosters five-eighth Lavinia O'Mealey said there "were too many chiefs and not enough Indians" when it came to her team's communication during this match and she feels it will need to improve ahead of their second match if they are to be successful in their last two encounters of this short semi-professional competition.
"We were thinking of the result rather than the process and it cost us dearly", she told The Women's Game.
Roosters coach Adam Hartigan while also disappointed feels the Roosters can take a lot of heart out of the second half and the even scoreline, saying they were rusty not having an earlier trial match, but they will be better for the run leading into next weekend's match.
They'll have to wait to see if the inspirational captain will recover in time from an injury sustained during the match and they also hope to welcome back the experienced Ruan Sims for their second match from a hamstring injury.