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Season Review: Tarsha Gale Cup side ready for finals series after scintillating season

The nib Newcastle Knights Tarsha Gale Cup side are finals bound after an incredible regular season.

Seven wins from eight, including seven on the trot, saw the side earn the minor premiership.

Combining for 204 points and only conceding 64 in return, the Tarsha Gale Cup side conquered all before them to cement themselves as the competition frontrunners.

"They should be very proud of themselves," coach Casey Bromilow said.

"The effort-on-effort that they kept putting in each week was great.

"They had worked tirelessly to put themselves in a position to be seven from seven and it was fully deserved.

"The last one we turned up with a poor attitude and it showed, but they had put themselves in a great position."

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A final round loss to the bottom placed Bulldogs was a slight dampener on a remarkable season.

However, the side is one game away from featuring in the Grand Final ahead of their huge semi-final clash this Saturday.

Looking back to last November, the team came together for pre-season.

Plenty of hard-work was put into the early training sessions to prepare for the year ahead.

The team set their sights on improving from their previous season with a target set on two teams in particular.

"The team we have is very similar to what we had last season," Bromilow said.

"The girls struggled quite a bit (last year) but the benefit of the age groups changing this year was we were able to have a look at where they needed to improve.

"We had an entire pre-season to fix it so we got together in November and put them in more situations in learning how to tackle and it has paid off.

"When we first got the draw we knew that the Steelers and the Roosters would be  the most competitive teams based on previous years experience."

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The team took down the Roosters Indigenous Academy with a 22-10 victory in late February.

They kept their momentum going with multiple wins which culminated with a massive 30-0 victory against the Steelers.

"When we got that win (against the Roosters) early, it gave the girls plenty of confidence for the rest of the year," Bromilow said.

"We spent plenty of time working towards the Steelers game.

"Having beat them 30-0 and keeping them scoreless when they had the best attacking record at that time, was a massive achievement."

The team earned a rest in the first week of the finals series and will now prepare for their do-or-die preliminary final against the fifth placed Dragons at Leichhardt Oval.

A win will see the Knights enter their second Tarsha Gale Cup Grand Final in the last three seasons.