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Captain of the inaugural women’s Newcastle Knights team Bec Young reckons their win against semi-professional side, the Cronulla Sharks, was one of her proudest moments.

In an historic exhibition match that showcased women in rugby league, the Knights team claimed a 16-12 victory in the dying minutes.

“They have been training together for over a year now,” explained Young.

“They have got an elite program and they’re all on contracts.

“We came together to represent the Knights off our own backs which is an awesome feeling.”

A squad of women, from across the Hunter and Mid North Coast, have only been training since November but managed to overcome the Sharks, who were undefeated.

“We knew that if we could stay to our game plan and just stick to the middle and use the girls out wide, we would be able to beat them,” Young explained.

“I couldn’t think of a better feeling to be able to represent the Newcastle Knights and our home town.

“I talked to Bedsy (Danny Buderus) and I said to him I just want to do this jersey proud and I believe we all did our best out there.

“The never say die attitude, which is what the Knights are all about.”