Waratahs have survived a first-half rampage from Ag College to become the first side in almost a decade to claim back-to-back first grade Southern Inland premierships.
Conolly Rugby Complex was packed with supporters for grand final day, with Waratahs and Griffith taking home the trophies across the four big games.
Ag College were worthy contenders in first and second grades, but in both instances were no match for their Waratahs counterparts.
Griffith's womens side took out the first 10s grand final after the format was introduced this year to replace the sevens competition of recent years.
The Blacks' success was the second Griffith win of the day, after the third grade side trounced the Deniliquin Drovers in the first hit-out of 2019 deciders.
Here's how it panned out.
By the numbers
Waratahs 29 defeated Ag College 18, player of the match Harry Hosegood (Waratahs)
Waratahs withstood one hell of a scare from Ag College to defend their Southern Inland crown. Ag College led 13-0 until late in the first half in the decider before their more experienced rivals stormed back into the contest at Conolly Rugby Complex. There was plenty of feeling between the two traditional rivals, but neither side really had an opportunity to score. It took 20 minutes before Ag College got on the board through a Hamish Pennington penalty goal. With two minutes left on the first half clock Waratahs forced a turnover and spread it wide for Callum Ramm to score in the corner. It gave them momentum heading into half-time but still it was the university side who dominated early in the second stanza. Full match report
Looking back on how the season panned out by the numbers, it doesn't reflect the contest seen at Conolly on Saturday.
Waratahs racked up 741 points during the regular season, while WAC tallied to 659. Add 55 and 12 respectively if you want to take in the major semi outcome, and throw another 32 into the WAC tally after they got the edge over Albury in the preliminary final. Total: 796 v 703.
There's just five points difference when it comes to what each side's average score was in 2019, with Waratahs sitting comfortably at 46.31 over Ag College's 41.19.
Here's how the whole competition looked during the year. Waratahs and Aggies played against each other in Round 3 and Round 10. Hover over or tap on teams for a clearer look at individual results.
Griffith Blacks 41 defeated Waratahs 22, player of the match Ua Ravu (Griffith), Alicia Quirk medal Holly Stephens (Waratahs)
Down 17-12 at halftime, the Blacks dominated the second half 29-5, with diminutive speedster Ravu scoring four tries to avenge last year's loss to CSU in the decider. The Blacks were guilty of allowing the Waratahs to play their fast-paced game in the first half, with Suze Waia grabbing three tries of her own. But a rev-up at the break spurred Griffith into action, who piled on three tries in six minutes after the break to set up the win. Full match report
Waratahs 27 defeated Ag College 19, player of the match Harry Cook (Waratahs)
There was little between the two Wagga rivals, but it was the experienced Waratahs heads who prevailed to take a 27-19 victory in the second grade grand final. In the end a Tom Hobbs penalty goal gave Waratahs the breathing space they needed to claim back-to-back titles. Waratahs started strongly as captain Morgan Jones scored in the third minute of the game, however some poor discipline helped Ag College's nerves in their first grand final appearance. Waratahs came out firing in the second half and it proved to be the distance. Full match report
Griffith Blacks 36 defeated Deniliquin Drovers 17, player of the match Bryn Francis (Griffith)
Griffith's size and speed advantage proved too difficult for Deniliquin to handle after the Blacks strolled to a dominant 36-17 third grade grand final victory over the Drovers. First half tries to Ina Pulega, Fa'alavelave Maso and Ngara Timoti gave the Blacks a 17-0 lead after just 19 minutes to set up their first McMullen Cup title since 2015. Full match report
Relive it all
Courtney Rees and Jon Tuxworth blogged the grand final day from the ground. Hit replay and relive every game here.