St George Illawarra Dragons captain Kezie Apps maintains that there won't be many similarities between the NRLW Grand Final and State of Origin.
Apps is keenly awaiting her first league showcase final on Sunday and while the Dragons are everybody's underdogs, she believes you never can know what's going to happen.
“I was only speaking to Maitua (Feterika) a few weeks ago, asking her how the grand final experience measured up against a Test game or an Origin game, and she said it was totally different, so I’ve definitely taken that on board,” Apps told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“It would mean everything to me,” she said. "They haven’t had the best year in the men’s game, so for us to bring that trophy home just for the club, I know I’ll be really proud and the club will be even prouder.
“For us to be in the position that we are now, I’m very proud. We’re just going to soak it all up and enjoy it.”
Apps is the first to admit that while the first Dragons game this season was a slightly casual, eye-opening beginning to NRLW, the competition's quality is fast-expanding.
"We knew that the first game was going to be a tough one. I guess it showed that we could play some footy once we held onto the ball.
"I’ll probably never get another opportunity like I have at the moment," she said.
"So to lead them out and be the captain, I’m just so proud and lucky to be able to play with these girls.”