WAGGA Tigers have marched to the AFL Riverina Championship premiership.
A dominant second term laid the platform for a 21-point grand final victory over Leeton-Whitton at Robertson Oval on Saturday, 16.8 (104) to 12.11 (83).
It was all Leeton-Whitton in the early stages but they were made to pay immediately for wasteful opening term in front of goal as Tigers responded with six straight majors going into half-time.
Tigers went from 19 points down early in the second term to a 21-point half-time lead courtesy of the six-goal blitz.
Tigers stretched the margin beyond 30 points early in the third term but while the Crows never went away, they never seriously challenged.
Tigers young gun Shaun Driscoll won the Norm McLennan Medal for best-on-ground in what was an incredibly even team performance from the premiers.
Shaun Campbell, Brayden O'Hara and Jim Grills were others to shine in the win.
Lucas Meline was a standout in defeat for Leeton-Whitton.
It was a second consecutive premiership for Tigers after they claimed the Riverina League premiership last year.
It was the club's third premiership in five years.
WAGGA TIGERS (104)
2.0 8.4 12.5 16.8
3.7 4.7 8.9 12.11
Goals: (Wagga Tigers) J Grills 3, B O'Hara 3, B Argus, J Buchanan, S Campbell, N Cooke, S Driscoll, A Durnan, J Gaynor, L Gestier, J Manton, B Myers; (Leeton-Whitton) M Hardie 2, J Hodge 2, C Sharman 2, J Wood 2, J Lehman, J Lucas, J Thomas.
Best: (Wagga Tigers) S Driscoll, J Grills, R Gordon, C Bance, S Flanigan, L Gestier; (Leeton-Whitton) L Meline, T Meline, S Hopper, M Hardie, R Grey, B O'Garey.
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