It will be a Sydney derby with a twist when the Swans and Giants collide in the unfamiliar surrounds of UTAS Stadium on Saturday.
Forwards will be centre-stage with much intrigue surrounding whether Lance Franklin can reach the vaunted 1000 goal mark against the Swans arch-rivals.
UTAS Stadium was the scene of Franklin's masterful 13-goal performance against North Melbourne in 2012 and could be the centre stage of his 1000th goal.
Despite the intrigue of Franklin's goal-kicking exploits, Swans forward Tom Papley said they were focused purely on the result.
"We're obviously concentrating on the win that's our main focus and will be throughout all the finals," he said.
"If he gets to his 1000th that's an amazing achievement and we'll look forward to that as well."
Franklin has wound back the clock this season and defied his age and injuries to produce 48 goals, his best return since 2018.
Papley praised the impact of Franklin on the young Swans side as they return to finals after a two-year absence.
"Probably last two years he's had a frustrating time and last year he could've gone home but he stayed in the hub and did his program," he said.
"He's such an important part not only on-field but off-field, his leadership, his enthusiasm around the boys, he actually hangs out with all us young boys because he's like a big kid.
"There's a reason why he is so good it's because he is so professional ... it's incredible the way he goes about it."
Giants coach Leon Cameron backed young defender Sam Taylor to curtain the in-form Lance Franklin in the Swans attack in the final.
"The majority of the time Sam will be there, he's learned a lot, he's in good form and Franklin is in good form," he said.
"I am really, really confident in Sam Taylor at the moment, he's on top of his game and a lot of things don't seem to worry him."
While much has been made of Franklin's potential feats, the Giants are bullish on the form of attacking superstar Toby Greene.
Greene capped off a terrific season as a forward with selection in the All-Australian team ahead of the finals fixture.
The enigmatic livewire has been in exceptional form all season, averaging over 17 disposals and notching 42 goals.
Giants coach Leon Cameron said the finals atmosphere allowed the best players across the competition to thrive.
"Toby likes that, our players love getting in behind him, especially in the front six knowing that he's giving everything he's got.
"He's got that winning mentality and he just wants to win at all costs."
The Swans will be without star midfielder Callum Mills due to an achilles complaint while young on-baller Braeden Campbell has been omitted from the side.
In their place comes Chad Warner and James Bell, with the Swans keen to add some added gut-running ahead of their finals clash against the Giants.
Papley nominated Warner as one of the Swans young brigade who had impressed him.
"He'll thrive on it, he's one that I really enjoy playing with him, he's a hard nose and got a bit of aggro about him, I love playing with him," he said.
"I've got full confidence in Chad Warner, you've seen what he did in the first part of the year, James Rowbottom he's played all year and they're the guys that are stepping up."
There had been some suggestion that co-captain Josh Kennedy may return for the Swans finals fixture but he misses another week due to injury.
Papley and Cameron shared the sentiment they was keen to do battle at UTAS Stadium.
"What I've heard is it is an unbelievable ground, one of the best grounds in the league I am hearing," he said.
"It means supporters in Tasmania, in Launceston specifically, get to watch two good teams go toe-to-toe which is just wonderful for footy," Cameron said.
The Giants have been busy at the selection committee with four changes for the Swans clash.
Stephen Coniglio returns to captain the Giants while Shane Mumford and Sam Reid are back in the side.
Young gun Tom Green will be a welcome addition to the Giants midfield after placing second in the rising star award this week.
Xavier O'Halloran and Adam Kennedy miss through injury while ruckman Kieren Briggs and youngster Tanner Bruhn are omitted.
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