Southcity went back-to-back in the Burmeister Shield after toughing out a win over Kangaroos at Equex Centre on Saturday.
Kangaroos hadn’t beaten the minor premiers all season and failed to spring a surprise on the biggest day of the year.
Captain-coach Nick English thought his team’s fitness helped them power away for a 18-6 victory.
“They were always in the game Roos but it was just our fitness,” English said.
“We’ve trained hard all year, since January, and that is what got us home I think – just that extra fitness.”
The Bulls dominated the first half but had little to show for it.
Harry Lucas crossed after 13 minutes for an early lead but they didn’t add to their advantage until the fullback kicked a penalty goal after the half-time siren to lead 6-0.
Kangaroos soon levelled things up after the right after Brent Blackstock pounced on a Trae O’Neill grubber kick four minutes into the half.
However Southcity hit back almost immediately with Nick English forcing his way over from dummy half.
Lucas then sealed the win after a Kangaroos error coming out of their own half.
Off the responding scrum Lucas broke through the line and went 40 to score with eight minutes to play.
It proved too big a margin for Kangaroos to run down as the Bulls went back-to-back.
After losing the 2016 grand final, the Bulls went one better last year and English was pleased to repeat the dose.
“It is pretty much the same group of blokes and they are a good bunch of blokes,” he said.