It was a cracking day of women's Rugby League action as the Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership finals series kicked off with all fixtures played at Campbelltown Stadium
The Mounties were presented with their Minor Premiership shield after enjoying another successful regular season with nine wins and just one loss, improving on their second-place finish in 2018.
They delivered just hours later with a 20-14 victory over Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks to book their place in the Preliminary Final as they search for back-to-back premierships.
Captain Simaima Taufa was at her damaging best in an incredible individual performance – crossing for two tries early in the second-half to ignite her side to a hard-fought win.
Meanwhile, CRL Newcastle are also just 80 minutes away from the 2019 decider after a gritty 22-12 win over the North Sydney Bears. Both sides went into the Qualifying Final as two of the most improved clubs of the year, particularly the Bears who failed to make the finals series last season.
Wests Tigers and St Marys Saints also recorded commanding wins in their respective Elimination Finals fixtures – Tigers prevailing 28-12 over the Wentworthville Magpies while the Saints dominated Cabramatta with a 34-6 victory over their own.
Allison Futialo impressed with two tries for the Saints while NSW star Botille Vette-Welsh lead the way for the Tigers with a strong display that was topped off with a well-deserved try in the latter stages of the contest.
While the season ends for the Magpies and Cabramatta, the Saints and Tigers move on in the hopes of a Preliminary Final berth while the Bears and Sharks get their chance to bounce back after their tough defeats.