It's hard to imagine the Wollongong Wolves season starting any better than it did over the weekend.
It was a perfect day for the club across the board, which should provide a huge confidence boost heading into the rest of the season.
It's the first time in a long time we've won all three grades to start the campaign.
Those results can't be underestimated, with the knowledge of how challenging and competitive the competition will be again in 2019.
First grade's performance was particularly pleasing.
Given the amount of chances the squad has undergone in the off-season, it was a really strong display.
There were a lot of positives to take from Takeru Okada's debut and he looks sure to give the Wolves attack a different dimension if he keeps that up throughout the season. New striker Thomas James also caused Manly United a lot of problems.
Perhaps the most important performance came from Nick Littler.
It was clear he was going to be influential before the season began and he certainly played a central role in round one.
He was able to controll the game from the centre of defence. It's vital the club now replicates that display in round two.