Launceston TSLW coach Ange Dickson has praised her side's culture after criticism from Clarence's Grace Mitchell ahead of Saturday's grand final at Bellerive Oval.
With her upcoming adversary labeling some of the Blues' big names as "selfish", the undefeated coach defended her group.
"This year we have been fortunate enough to get some new names and some big players at the club," Dickson said.
"We've really pushed this year on our team-first culture and in the end, you need players to be taking ownership of what they can do well and if that's being selfish, we are more than happy for players to be selfish if we are going to win."
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After Launceston sealed their grand final aspirations with a 16-point win over Glenorchy two weeks ago, Clarence ensured there wouldn't be a rematch by defeating the Magpies last week - a result which didn't surprise Dickson.
"We knew that Clarence had every opportunity to beat Glenorchy, they are a very skillful side. They are a fit side and they like to run.
"I think in the end that is what opened up the game for them and showed Glenorchy's lack of pace and that's what won them the game - their ability to move the ball from the back line to the forward line with ease."
Picking up two 42-point victories either side of a 13-point tussle against the Kangaroos throughout the season, Dickson is confident her side can produce the goods on the big stage.
"I think we match really well with Clarence, we play a similar style of footy.
"We like to use our pace and move the ball quick through short kicks and controlling that aspect of the game but I think we have that strength in every line of the ground where I think that's where they lack.
"I think their forward line is quite weak, they're short and do rely on their pace and that ball over the back and I think our back line will be able to manage that quite easily."
Launceston will be out to reclaim their 2017 flag after a preliminary final loss last season with Clarence looking to avenge last year's grand final defeat.
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