WATCH: Chelsea shines at Auckland Nines
RUGBY LEAGUE: Gladstone's Chelsea Baker played a starring role for the Australian Jillaroos in their Test series clean sweep against the New Zealand Ferns at the Auckland Nines over the weekend.
Baker was named Most Valuable Player of the three-match series, scoring four tries including two in the opening match of the tournament.
"Never in my wildest dreams did I think my tournament would be this outstanding," Baker told Fox Sports.
"I was only praying for one try, let alone four, so I'm absolutely stoked with the win."
Ex-Gladstone product Kody House also played a crucial role for the Jillaroos, coming off the bench in all three games as the Ferns went into Game One as hot favourites after winning the two previous series.
But it was Baker who laid the foundation for their clean sweep after a dominant performance in the opening game on Saturday, scoring two tries as the Jillaroos claimed a 20-4 victory.
The Gladstone Wallaby women's captain intercepted a stray pass in the first half, racing 85m to score her first tournament try, before slicing through the Kiwi defence in the second half to stroll over for her second four-pointer.
Both sides took unchanged starting line-ups into Sunday's Game Two and Baker, playing on the left wing, started where she left off the previous day by scoring the Jillaroos' first try after three minutes.
House asserted her authority through the middle, often venturing down the left edge near Baker and was on the field when Baker scored in the corner as the Aussies won Game Two 8-0.
Game Three didn't disappoint in the entertainment and physicality stakes.
The Jillaroos still ran out 14-4 winners to wrap up the series, with House sending Baker over in the corner for her fourth try of the weekend.