The older sister missed final 12 months’s decider by way of harm however managed to take the sector this time round, placing in a superb defensive efficiency.
Submit-game, the skipper stated there was a easy three-word message her teen sister and celebrity teammate had for her.
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“It is fairly particular, she got here up right away and gave me an enormous hug and stated ‘we did it’,” she stated.
“I believe that simply showcases how a lot it means to us and our household, I noticed Mum and Dad within the stands and though she had sun shades on I may inform she was crying.”
Southwell’s ACL harm final 12 months meant she not solely missed Newcastle’s grand ultimate win however the World Cup for the Jillaroos too.
At occasions all through the sport, the 24-year-old appeared as if she might have reaggravated the harm with two stoppages in play however admitted a part of the rationale was to provide her aspect a relaxation.
The captain went on to pay tribute to the membership for sticking by her throughout her rehabilitation stage.
“It means loads to our household however not solely that loads to the membership, the membership have backed us, I had a severe knee harm they usually may’ve stated ‘see ya later’ however they did not,” she defined.
“They caught by me, they helped me with my rehab and right here we’re.
“I simply needed to repay the membership and say an enormous thanks for not solely supporting me however Jesse as effectively.”