NSW have won their seventh straight King’s Cup with a dominant display in the final of the men’s eight at the Australian rowing championships.

NSW have won their seventh straight King’s Cup with a dominant display in the final of the men’s eight at the Australian rowing championships.

The crew of James Chapman, Jack Hargreaves, Alex Lloyd, Fergus Pragnell, Nick Purnell, Matt Ryan, Spencer Turrin, Nick Wheatley and cox Toby Lister led all the way to maintain their stranglehold on the blue-riband 2000m event on Saturday.

The Blues blitzed the six-crew field to finish in a time of five minutes and 33.20 seconds, more than five seconds ahead of South Australia (5:38.35), who pipped Victoria on the line.

Western Australia were fourth, followed by Queensland and Tasmania.

Victoria were equally impressive in the Queen’s Cup, cruising to an emphatic win in the women’s eight final.

The star-studded crew – all of who have represented Australia including world champion single sculler Kim Crow – finished well ahead of second-placed Queensland and SA in third.