Broncos centre Meg Ward has been cleared to play in the NRLW grand final against the Sydney Roosters.
The 24-year-old was battered in the teams round-two win over the Broncos including a fracture to her left hand early in the match but she continued to play on despite the pain and was able to score a try in the second half.
Ward was in doubt for Sunday's Grand Final after missing out on last weekend's win over the Warriors.
"There is a little fracture but it is manageable. Just strap it up, and it will be fine. I’ll deal with it after," Ward told NRL.com.
"I was pretty confident from the start that I was going to push through it. If it was anything bigger or I thought I was going to let the team down in any way I wouldn’t be out there.
“There is pain there but it is bearable. When you go into a game you don’t want to go in soft so I told the girls to run hard at me [at training] and they did, and I pulled up fine. We are all ready to go and we are really excited,” she said.
An Australian Defence Force firefighter by trade was put through her paces on Tuesday night with a full contact training session to see if her hand could withstand whatever was coming her way.
Talking to the Courier Mail Ward said that if she wasn't at her best she would've withdrawn.
Catch the NRLW Grand Final on Channel 9 from 1:30pm.