Just four months after winning their first premiership, the defence begins brightly for the Roosters with a 38-16 win over Parramatta at Western Sydney Stadium.
The Roosters never let go of the lead, scoring four tries in each half, including a double for newly crowned skipper Isabelle Kelly.
Winger Jayme Fressard, a new recruit from Newcastle, also scored a double.
The free-spirited scoring had commentators diving for the record books to find out if the Roosters haul was the highest in NRLW history.
But in the end they fell two short of the Dragons 40-4 drubbing of the Knights in 2021.
The game was eye-catching in other ways apart from the avalanche of points.
Parramatta’s New Zealand sevens star Gayle Broughton made her rugby league debut at fullback, while the first AFLW convert, Brooke Walker, took on the goal-kicking duties for the Eels after kicking 14 goals for Carlton in the past four AFLW seasons.
Former Jillaroo fullback Sam Bremner was making her return to the NRLW — this time in Roosters colours — after a two-year absence to have a second child.