Leading into Saturday's Super W decider NSW Waratahs skipper Grace Hamilton urged her side to produce its best performance of the season, she knew they'd have to take down Queensland and secure a fourth consecutive title.
They did just that, heeding their skippers' words at the final captain's run and hammering the Reds to the tune of 45-12 at Coffs Harbour to complete a quartet of undefeated crowns, Hamilton hosting the silverware with glee.
It was the Panuara product's second season in charge but unlike last year when, thanks to winning the minor title, the side was declared champions as the finals series was canned due to COVID-19, 2021 proved a complete title win.
The Reds showed glimpses of brilliance at C.ex International Stadium but were simply no match for Hamilton's Waratahs, the latter side had won their previous encounter this year convincingly as well so had reason for confidence.
Still, Queensland drew first blood when Liz Patu burrowed her way over from a pick-and-drive close to the line just minutes into the decider, but it proved one of few highlights for the Reds as NSW systematically dismantled them.
Eight minutes later NSW five-eighth, and player-of-the-game, Arabella McKenzie put Mahalia Murphy in space, who linked with Maya Stewart to score her seventh try of the tournament and open the Waratahs' account.
Prop Eva Carpani steamrolled her way over not long after and, on the back of a dominant scrum locked by Hamilton, the Waratahs controlled possession to ram home the advantage as Margot Vella crossed out wide.
McKenzie scored one of her own immediately after the break and despite Queensland answering abck through Bree-Anna Cheatham, Murphy weaved her way through to cancel that one out and extend the Waratahs' lead.
Emily Chancellor crossed in the 65th minute to put the result beyond doubt before Vella nabbed her second in the dying stages, driving the final nail in Queensland's coffin.
"The Waratahs were clinical and held control of the match either side of half-time, key minutes in a final, and their experience as a squad was evident," Queensland head coach Rama Chand said.
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