Our 28-16 win over the Sharks on Friday night secured the 2021 minor premiership - our fourth in six years.
Ryan Papenhuyzen was back to his electrifying best for the first time since returning from concussion, notching up 229 metres, 13 tackle breaks and two line breaks on his way to a hat-trick.
Trent Loiero was elevated from the interchange to the starting side an hour before kick-off and made the most of the opportunity, recording the most tackles for either side (42).
Harry Grant was involved in arguably the best of Paps' tries, breaking through the line and firing a beautiful pass to his fullback.
Brandon Smith grabbed one of his signature tries from dummy half early in the match.
We had missed Nelson Asofa-Solomona in the middle - the man mountain powered to 125 metres, 50 post-contact.