World Cup hero Sam Hammond only arrived back home on Monday after a celebratory European vacation, still buzzing about Australia's success in England.
The timing of her return is deliberately perfect to prepare for a shot at another piece of silverware with Illawarra Coal League team Helensburgh.
The Tigers - who take on Corrimal at Collegians Sports Centre today - are one of three grades featuring for the club in grand final action this weekend.
After winning the major semi-final 22-4 against today's opponents, Helensburgh will start the decider as raging favourites, given they also have no less than four World Cup stars who played in Australia's triumph in July.
Hammond's teammate Georgie Brooker said the squad has been inspired by the achievements of Helensburgh's Australian representative group, which also includes Emma Tonegato, Emily Andrews and Tegan Chandler.
"We've followed it all throughout the World Cup," she said.
"It will be great to have them all together again for the grand final with the experience they have," she said.
"They've all only played footy for three years now and they're playing for Australia, it's amazing, and to be playing beside them, it's an unbelievable feeling.
"Even at training, just to use some of what they've learned really helps us out."
Adding to the star power is boxer and former water skiing champion Lauren Eagle, who plays on the wing and has been named on the bench.
While Australia overpowered World Cup favourites New Zealand to win their first international crown, Corrimal are in a similar underdog position today.
Corrimal's Jennifer Delavere-Lepard believe they can upstage the Tigers.
"We'll just play it simple," she said.
"You don't get intimidated by the fact they have the Australian girls there.
"We've beaten them once this year and our girls have been working very hard all year, we're definitely improving as a team."
While the competition has fallen from eight to five teams in recent seasons, Delavere-Lepard hopes for renewed interest in the women's game next year.
"We need to keep getting women's league out there to make sure it has a future."