There will be a new top dog in town following three years of Clarence development league dominance on Saturday.
And both Launceston and North Launceston are hoping it is going to be them.
The bookies are heavily predicting a Blues triumph with their flawless record an imposing statistic that is hard to look past.
However, Northern Bombers coach Jade Selby is hoping to defy the odds having only suffered one draw since round 15.
“It’s a great achievement to make the grand final. The application once we got through the middle part of the year has seen them grow and develop together,” Selby said.
“We haven’t had to circle the over-23s other than Bart [McCulloch] playing a quarter and when Beau Sharman came back, our group is young and willing to learn.
“We’re probably two or three years behind Launnie in their age and development, but with the excitement of youth you just never know.
“They are a really good side but we’re not there to come second – we’re out there to have a crack but understand the challenge of playing a convincing undefeated side.”
They are a really good side but we’re not there to come second - we’re out there to have a crack.North coach Jade Selby
North will be reliant on key players Lochlan Young, Callum Harrison, captain Nathan Jackson, Jack Mazengarb, Ollie Sanders, Connor Pearton, Kyle Lanham and Co. to stand up.
Meanwhile Launceston’s threats include Adam Dickenson, Giacomo Millucci, Anthony Liberatore, Grant Holt, Jacob Boyd and Sam Bruinewoud.
North will regain the servies of senior regular Fletcher Bennett, while the Blues have made three changes.
Launceston boss Oli Cook said the taste of defeat for his group last September has helped them mature, but he is mindful of heading into the bout over-confident.
“[Complacency] is a huge factor because we have been so successful throughout the year but a contributing factor to help that is playing North Launceston,” he said.
“Obviously we’re the best two teams in the competition, but even if it wasn’t the grand final, playing against North anything can happen.
“We’re under no illusions that they’re in extraordinary form. Their young kids are very talented and at the start of the year they were very raw when we beat them by 100 points.
“But now they’ve had six to eight months under their coaches to develop and are playing some good footy.
“We have incredible self belief in our program and what we’ve implemented so it’s about keeping our mental stability throughout the game, and also nullifying the numbers North Launceston are going to get back to try and stop our forwards.”