The animosity of the 2017 decider appears long gone as Lauderdale prepares to host North Launceston in the first grand final rematch of the season.
With Lauderdale skipper Bryce Walsh (150th) and North defender Arion Richter-Salter (50th) set to play milestone games, both coaches played down the rivalry between the two clubs.
"We don't treat Lauderdale any different to Launceston or the Tigers or Glenorchy," North Launceston coach Taylor Whitford said.
"We treat every side the same and we give them the respect of going through what they do well and try to find some things we can exploit them in.
"We're just looking forward to a really good contest, it's probably going to be the hardest game we've played so far."
The wind factor at Lauderdale Oval produces more see-sawing contests than any other ground in the State League, and could influence the Northern Bombers' tactics come Saturday afternoon.
"Depending on the weather and what's happening with the wind we might change a few things around structurally going with the wind and against the wind, and what we do with our ball movement might alter a little bit compared to UTAS," Whitford said.
"That's something we've looked at [Wednesday] night with our group and had a chat about how we want to move the ball offensively and shut down their run defensively."
Two weeks after taking aim at Launceston, Lauderdale coach Darren Winter said his side would be a "little more fired up" after two grand final losses to the Northern Bombers, but otherwise held no bad blood.
"We're ok with North Launceston," Winter said.
"We certainly show them a lot of respect and I don't think what happened in the grand final had anything to do with North Launceston so there's certainly no bad blood between the two clubs.
"There's a healthy respect from our point of view because they've been such a powerful club over a lot of years, so we certainly look at them as a powerhouse and probably look up to them a little bit at some stages."
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