Brisbane Broncos captain Ali Brigginshaw says the club is capable of building an NRLW dynasty after demolishing the Dragons 30-6 on the big stage at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
Written off to start the season due to the loss of five players to the Dragons in the off-season, Brisbane put together arguably their best performance across the two years of the competition to dominate the Red V in front of more than 36,000.
The likes of Millie Boyle, Amber Hall and little-known players Tamika Upton and Tarryn Aiken stood up in the NRLW grand final.
Former Dragons forward Annette Brander was judged best on ground with a player of the match performance, winning the Karyn Murphy medal.
"It just goes to show we have faith in the coaches and club to pick the right people at the club," Brigginshaw said after the game.
"We lost a lot of players from last year but whoever the coaches pick or who the club signs they seem to put on the jersey.
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"We've had girls that this is their first year of rugby league. It's an amazing effort. The hope is for next year that people return and it continues next year.
"But things change in people's lives and you will see some changes. I know whoever is picked it's eyes into it and it follows the values of our club."
Broncos coach Kelvin Wright took aim at those who wrote off the club because of the departures to begin the season.
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"I thought we had a big performance in us and was hoping it would be today," Wright said.
"It was there right from the start, just our intent. I think that's where we won the match. We were written off at the start of the season by a lot of people with the changes we made.
"But we kept the big-name players, we've got Ali, the greatest leader there. Even Heather Ballinger, who didn't play this year, brought the squad along well.
"We bought in international players – Annette Brander, Tazmin Gray and Amy Turner – we've got high standards."