The team in blue all but consolidated their place in the final after defeating the Queensland Reds earlier this season but still needed no slip-ups in the following two games. 

The Waratahs took the match against the Rebels out west to Bathurst as the home side continued their unbeaten run, which now extends to nine games.

"It is really great after last year to be hosting the final again,” said NSW captain Ash Hewson said.

"Playing at Leichhardt Oval a couple of weeks ago against Queensland it was a really great atmosphere and a standalone game as well.

“So to get that crowd was amazing and hopefully we can double it and get some support for the final."

Shanice Parker was busy with the ball, running in four of the Waratahs 10 tries with Melissa Fatu bagging a double and Maya Stewart, Evelyn Horomia, Arabella McKenzie and Hewson. 

While the Rebels have struggled throughout the first two seasons of the Super W competition, their defensive performance on Sunday was one of their best.

The second half saw the rain pour down which saw handling errors pile up and made for a start-stop game.

The Waratahs are looking forward to having a weekend off.

“It’s a great advantage having the weekend off… we were only talking with other teams today and we know there are some sore bodies out there," coach Matt Evrard said.
“Some of the women in the Super W haven’t played this standard of rugby week in, week out.  So we will want to take the advantage of lightening the load leading into the final."

The final is set to be a historic moment as it will be held as a stand-alone event on April 7 at Leichhardt Oval. 

Meanwhile, the Reds and Brumbies will face off in the Super W playoff next Sunday at Ballymore at 2:30pm local for a chance to play in the grand final.