Watching on it was clear Grace Hamilton was at her rampaging best in Australia's victory over Japan last week and she deservedly won player-of-the-game as a result but leading into Friday night's second Test, it's become apparent just how incredible the Panuara-born No.8's performance actually was.
Inspired by the opportunity to help her Wallaroos to a maiden win on home soil in her debut as captain, Hamilton's numbers were simply astonishing at Newcastle's No.2 Sportsground last Saturday, an effort she'll look to back up at North Sydney Oval on Friday.
Hamilton ran for a whopping 168 metres last week, averaging almost seven metres on all of her 25 carries, made 12 tackles throughout her 80-minute stint and provided immeasurable pressure at the breakdown too in as complete a back-row performance as you'll see.
It was no surprise Wallaroos coach Dwayne Nestor sung her praises after the 34-5 victory and those of fellow back-rowers Millie Boyle and Emily Chancellor, and with no injuries to speak of the trio will join forces again in a potent back-row combination on Friday night.
Nestor's made just two changes to the starting side for Friday night's second Test, which provides another opportunity for the Australians to build their combinations ahead of next month's much-anticipated two-game series against New Zealand.
Lori Cramer has come onto the wing with Mhicca Carter moving back to the bench while Eva Karpani moves into tighthead prop in place of Evelyn Horomia. Queensland's Christina Sekona has also been named to potentially make her debut from the bench.
They're changes he's made to continue the side's development in terms of combinations, against a Cherry Blossoms side he's certain will have also improved over the last week.
"It's been a great week for us in camp and the more time we spend together, the more you can see our combinations growing," Nestor said.
"Japan asked a lot of questions of us last week, especially in that first half and we know that they will come out firing this Friday.
"For this team it's about responding to that challenge and making sure we stick to our structures and plans.
"The team enjoyed being back out on the park last week and there is a real energy in the group to pull the jersey on and get back out there this Friday."
Kick-off at North Sydney Oval is at 7pm.
- WALLAROOS: 1 Emily Robinson, 2 Averyl Mitchell, 3 Eva Karpani, 4 Michaela Leonard, 5 Alisha Hewitt, 6 Millie Boyle, 7 Emily Chancellor, 8 Grace Hamilton (c), 9 Cobie-Jane Morgan, 10 Trilleen Pomare, 11 Lori Cramer, 12 Ariana Hira Herangi, 13 Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea, 14 Samantha Treherne, 15 Mahalia Murphy; Bench: 16 Ashley Marsters, 17 Liz Patu, 18 Christina Sekona, 19 Bec Clough, 20 Shannon Mato, 21 Georgia Cormick, 22 Arabella McKenzie, 23 Mhicca Carter