Crystal Maguire took home more than she bargained for after the Super W grand final at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.
Sprouting a newly minted winner's medal after the match, Maguire was stoked, grateful and relieved with her team's second Super W title, despite both teams being slightly off-kilter.
"There were definitely nerves during that match, but all we had to do was stay composed," she said.
"At the end of the day, our calmness of word, we always had our positivity and just playing our [natural] game."
The 22-year-old personal trainer said she knew the centre match-up of Katrina Barker and herself against the Queensland duo of Cecilia Smith and Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea was always going to go a long way to deciding the match.
"[There's] definitely competition there, I'm not going to lie, they definitely have a good, strong backline, but like I said, we stayed composed, we stayed relaxed and just played our game," Maguire said.
Both backlines made incursions, but the defence was really strong and points were hard to come by, as they cancelled each other out.
NSW was buoyed by majority possession and field position, which had been laid down by their dominant forward pack.
The NSW backs were also up to the task, as they managed to tackle themselves to a standstill, as they stopped every attacking raid Queensland threw at them during the last fifteen minutes of the match.
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The 2018 Wallaroos centre performed so well during the match, her mother even surprised her with a lovely bunch of roses after the match.
"[They're] from the mum you know," she proudly said.