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Sydney Roosters five-eighth Lavina O'Mealey.

Sydney Roosters five-eighth Lavina O'Mealey says creating history as a grand final winner in the first ever NRL Holden Women Premiership is her final wish before she hangs up the boots from elite football after 10 years in the game.

The 34-year-old has enjoyed a stellar career having starred in several representative sides including the Australian Jillaroos, New South Wales Blues, Indigenous All Stars and the South Sydney Rabbitohs, while proudly captaining the Redfern All Blacks for many years in the local competition and the Indigenous Koori Knockout.

The playmaker said a victory over the Broncos at ANZ Stadium on Sunday would be a perfect final memorable moment to add to the list.

"It would be unbelievable to take out the grand final on Sunday – I couldn't ask her a better way to go out," O'Mealey told

"I've thoroughly enjoyed my time in the game and I'm grateful for all the teams I've been a part of, with the Redfern All Blacks being the greatest experience of them all.

"I appreciate the support I've been given throughout my playing years from my family, friends, coaches, teammates and fans.

"I have made many unforgettable rugby league memories both on and off the field and hopefully I can make one more on Sunday."

After the Roosters made a shaky start to the competition with losses against the Warriors and Broncos, the side managed to find some continuity in last Saturday's 26-0 win over the St George Illawarra to secure a spot on the grand final.

"We've come together as one unit as oppose to how we started - we were really disconnected in our game," O'Mealey said.

"There's been a few different changes each game and we just wanted to figure out what was the best fit for the team.

"We all had a common goal and girls were willing cop it on the chin on selection and be supportive of the girls that did get selected.

"It's speaking volumes now how we've turned it around from the start."

The five-eighth said the Roosters' 14-4 loss to Brisbane just two weeks ago had the side determined to redeem themselves against the unbeaten Broncos this week.

"We're going into this game hungry and we're looking to finish strong," O'Mealey said.

"We don't just want to be a part of history we want to make it and win the premiership.

"I have full confidence that we can win this and I'm sure they (the Broncos) do too and that's what's going to make it a cracking game of football."

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