What other state league coaches had to say ...
|Ben Beams (Glenorchy) ... Burnie by 7|
"I think Burnie's finals experience might get them over the line. It would be a fairytale for South and they have probably been the better team over the year but finals are a different story and Burnie have been there before."
|Brennan Savage (Launceston) ... South by 1|
""I think the way they move the ball - they are fit and fast and will be that for longer than Burnie. In saying that if Burnie keep themselves in the game they are every chance but South's fitness and the way they move the footy, which is very fast, should hold them in good stead."
|Zane Littlejohn (North Launceston) ... South by 20|
"I think they have enough leg speed and pace on the outside of the contests on a big ground and they have been the best team all year. It will be close all day but I think South will break it open late like they did the last time they played Launceston."
|Lance Spaulding (North Hobart) ... Burnie by 9|
"I think Burnie have been there before and have a bit of experience in these things. South have been the best side all year but finals are a different thing."
|Alex Fair (The Examiner) ... South by 27|
"This will be a close one for the first three and a bit quarters, and then the Bulldogs will enjoy themselves late. The Bulldogs' big guys (Mitch Thorp, Bart McCulloch, Cody Thorp and Mitch Hills) will prove too much for Burnie to handle."