Launceston overcame its grand final nightmare in the first attempt at redemption on Saturday amid a clinical display over Clarence.
After 329 days of the defeat still burning in the gut, the hosts were never headed in the slush of Windsor Park to pull away 6.5 (41) to 1.6 (12).
Blues assistant coach Alex Wadley said the performance was more about the return to form and the rediscovering of their mojo than to seek out a measure of revenge against the once-cocky Roos.
Glenorchy had questioned Launceston's relevance after being held to a single goal last week in a 25-point loss.
"It was absolutely critical that we responded," he said.
"We were so disappointed in our efforts around the ball, our tackles and contested presence that was not there last week against Glenorchy.
"Our whole focus training for the week was how will we win the ball at contested level. Out tackle count had to be higher, our pressure acts had to be higher, just all those one percenters. Rain made it more critical we do that too."
But at the final siren, there was no disguising what was at the back of the Blues' minds.
Kangaroos AFLW pair Mia King and Daria Bannister just embraced amid an audible squeal of joy and Launceston players paused on the way back to the changerooms for a lasting team photo to mark the grand final rematch.
"From last year, this is a completely different group so for a lot of the girls it was irrelevant," Wadley said.
The Blues just turned the tables after extending their 14-point half-time advantage by holding Clarence goalless.
They appeared always first to the ball, showing distinct urgency that shutdown Roos' attacks from the back half.
"Just the entire vibe from the word go when we rocked up this morning was that the weather wasn't going to be a factor, the girls were up and about and essentially we wanted to win the ball, also be first to the ball, have good structures on the outside and keep to that," Wadley said.
"So not only did we play tough, contested footy, but we played smart footy."
Launceston also brought in Wynyard talent Abbie Hoiberg-Cox for a first game to curb star Jessie Williams, who was held to a goal after kicking seven a fortnight ago.
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