For players in regional areas there's not much that can top the feeling of representing NSW Country and beating sides from the city.
The Dubbo Kangaroos' Kim Fyfe got to experience that on the weekend as she helped NSW Country to Chikarovski Cup glory at Bathurst.
A thumping 39-7 victory over Sydney Gold at Ashwood Park on Sunday sealed the deal for the Country women, who made it three from three in this year's competition after Saturday's 31-5 win over ACT and the previous weekend's 24-15 success against Sydney Blue.
Fyfe started at tighthead prop in Sunday's final game, packing down alongside a number of Australian representatives, and she played a big role in defence alongside a dominant forward pack.
The Kangaroos star said it was satisfying to not only win in the Central West but also to learn from some of the nation's top rugby talent.
"I really enjoyed playing at home in Central West," Fyfe said on Sunday.
"It shows the heart and soul of where we come from, and we brought that onto the field today.
"We've been working on the 10-20-30s and our line speed. That was so important. I thought we defended really well today. Getting off the line quick made a difference.
"It's a privilege to play alongside some of the greatest players in the game today. To have that experience and knowledge on the field is great, and you can take that back to your local level in the Central West.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to learn by having them there."
Bathurst Bulldogs premiership-winning players Marita Shoulders and Mel Waterford joined Fyfe in the side that was led by Orange product and current Wallaroos captain Grace Hamilton.
"It's unreal, especially winning in the country for Country," Hamilton said on Sunday.
"We said today that we had to come in with some line speed because if we let them play ball then they've got some very good skills they can put to use. I've played with a few of their backs and we knew we needed that speed to try and rattle them and put the pressure on.
"They're a quality opposition but we have some quality players of our own. Everyone was working hard for each other, especially in our forwards who are a bit more of a younger forward pack."