Launceston coach Mitch Thorp has been selected to replace his brother Cody in the Tasmanian State League grand final against North Launceston on Sunday.
With Cody suspended for two games by the TSL tribunal on Wednesday night, Mitch comes in for his fourth game of the season, not lacing up his boots since July 17.
"We will only pick a side that we think is healthy and across exactly how we want to execute Sunday's game," he said on Thursday.
"We probably made that error in the first final, we probably played two guys that have had reasonably good years that have missed a little bit of footy that weren't quite ready to go.
"So once bitten, twice shy, we will pick our healthiest 22."
That has left some of last week's changes, who were under injury clouds - James Dowling and Brayden Pitcher - named as emergencies for the decider, alongside Grant Holt and former skipper Hamish Leedham.
A player with plenty of State League experience, Leedham's name was in the mix to replace the suspended Thorp.
"Hamish has had a strong season, he's played more senior footy this year than he did last year, so we are fortunate we've got senior players to call on if need be," coach Thorp said.
"Certainly Hamish will be right in the conversation to play, he's played over 100 senior games so if he did get the tap on the shoulder, he would be right to go."
Coming into the grand final clash after the week off, North Launceston elected to make no changes for the contest.
The Bombers defeated the Blues to qualify and saw no need to change the winning formula.
"We've obviously had the week to freshen up, so we should be right to go with the list we had a couple of weeks ago," skipper Jay Foon said.
Both teams remain subject to further changes.