SPEED, evasive running and strength to break tackles - they were qualities that Mardi Watts once showed for Warringah and that are now benefiting the Bathurst Bulldogs.
Watts ran in five tries at Ashwood Park on Saturday, as well as booting three conversions, to help Bulldogs to a commanding 80-0 Ferguson Cup win over Forbes.
Almost all of those tries came as the Bulldogs created space on the fringes. And as Watts showed, once she is in space she knows how to finish.
She has now scored nine tries in her three appearances for the Bulldogs and while the new recruit shapes as a key in the side's push for a fourth consecutive premiership, she's not the only one.
Fellow new recruits Bridie Comiskey - who scored a hat-trick against Forbes - and playmaker Tegan Miller also bring speed and creativity to Bulldogs.
Combined with the talent of those returning from last season and it's a potent mix.
"They did really well today, there's plenty of space out there and we've got the speed out wide which is a good bonus," Bulldogs co-coach Phil Newton said.
"In tight our defence is good and it's getting better every week, which is nice. It's good to see people are listening at training.
"The forwards are improving all the time. I think early on - and it was the same for everyone else - they were a bit short of a run and there were a lot of new girls out there. But they are starting to get the hang of it ... they're incredible, every week they are getting better and better."
While the Bulldogs' back line certainly relished the space which came from playing nine-on-nine for three-quarters of Saturday's match, they also had thanks to offer their forward pack.
Though Forbes did at times counter-ruck, in the main Bulldogs dominated at the breakdown. They also won three scrums and a line-out against the feed.
The forwards' work lay the foundation for a number of the tries.
Strong runs and nice offloads from Marita Shoulders and Lilly McIntosh set up two early tries while Mel Waterford pilfered a Forbes line-out ball to spark another as Bulldogs led 21-0 at the first change.
McIntosh crossed for one of her own early in the second period after winger Claudia McLaren pilfered, Watts took her tally to three tries and when Gaby Fahy crossed on the stroke of half-time it was 40-0.
Bulldogs doubled that tally in the second half, the highlight coming from prop Edwina Ulberg.
She found herself with the ball on the right wing, fended off a Forbes defender and ran half the length of the field to score.