SCORING a try in New South Wales Waratahs colours against a Queensland side in front of a big crowd - it was a moment that helped Kate Fallon fall in love with rugby 7s.
The Bathurst teenager, who was talent scouted from rugby league, was part of the New South Wales under 15s rugby 7s side which played against Queensland Grey and Red sides at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
It was an eye-opening experience, but one Fallon enjoyed so much she can't wait for another chance to play.
"It was pretty crazy, I was surprised for 15s how crazy competitive it was. Both our states had a really big crowd watching and every time something happened you'd see the crowd up on their feet," she said.
"I love the environment around rugby union, it's amazing. I can't wait for more chances to come up now ... there are a lot of pathways to help you get where you want to be."
To get to the point where she made her maiden Waratahs appearance was in itself a might effort from Fallon. Though she brought with her strong tackling and ball playing skills from league, adjusting to the technicalities of rugby 7s was a challenge.
But she did enough to be named in the initial 15-player squad which contested three trial matches against the ACT Brumbies - all of which the Waratahs won - and from there she made the cut to be selected in the 12-player side which headed to the Sunshine Coast.
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"Before I went to the trials I had no experience in rugby at all, so I was very lucky to have really good coaches to be able to teach me so quick so I could keep up with all the other girls," she said.
"Shannon Felsch really helped me, I never would have made it if he didn't help me out. He's amazing. A lot of the girls around me too helped, it's such a good sport and I was lucky to have people around me to guide me through the sport and get better every game.
"The main difference was definitely the ruck work and switching from defence to attack. The ball is always alive in rugby 7s, so it's a lot more hard work and a lot more running."
Fallon spent time both in the middle and on the wing for the Waratahs on Saturday as they played two games against each of the Queensland sides.
While losing their opener 19-17 against Red, Fallon said "that just made us really hungry." From that point onward the Waratahs went undefeated.
They went on to beat Grey 22-10 and 26-12 while in the rematch against Red, Fallon was amongst the try scorers as the NSW under 15s won 15-5.
"Yeah, it was pretty awesome to score that try, it was really good," Fallon said.