1. Phil Davis v Lance Franklin
It's not a stretch to say whoever wins this duel will end up on the winning team. As much as coaches like to say it's a team game, there are few players in the competition who can change a game like Franklin. The Swans have ridden on their star forward's back to resurrect their season and need another million-dollar performance from their million-dollar man. It's hard to see the Swans winning without Franklin being among the best few players on the ground. Davis is well equipped to play Franklin, with his reach, timing and ability to compete when the ball spills. The Giants skipper was winning their last duel before he was injured.
2. Which star Giants midfielder does George Hewett follow?
Take a pick out of Josh Kelly, Stephen Coniglio, Callan Ward and Dylan Shiel. Hewett blanketed Coniglio in the second half in round 22, which was a key factor in the Swans running over the Giants, so could start with this job. Kelly is the most damaging of the Giants midfielders. He did not play three weeks ago due to concussion. Kelly could trouble Hewett for speed on the outside so might have a quicker opponent such as Harry Cunningham. Hewett could also go to Callan Ward, the heartbeat of the Giants. Then there's All Australian Shiel, who won't like being seen as the fourth Beatle.
3. Can the Giants find a way to release Lachie Whitfield?
The No.1 draft pick's switch to half-back has been one of the positional moves of the year. With his speed, ability to read the play and precise kick, the newly crowned All Australian has become a damaging playmaker. The Swans sat on Whitfield last time with Dan Robinson limiting him to 17 possessions. He had only 15 disposals in the first derby. Whitfield will appreciate the return of Zac Williams from injury as it gives the Giants another rebounding option from defence. Robinson is likely to get the job again but can he get it right twice in a row?
4. This is Jeremy Cameron's time to shine
In some ways the star forward is a victim of the high standards he set so early in his career. Being an All Australian in your second season does not leave much room to move. For Cameron to take his game to another level he needs to fire in a final. The left-footer bagged four in his debut final, against the Swans, but did not fire a shot in his two other September appearances. Cameron has been steady since returning from suspension, though his trademark fierce attack at the ball has not been evident. Perhaps it's a lack of confidence after his crude hit on Harris Andrews? He won't have it easy against Dane Rampe but Cameron is good enough to make the stage his own.
5.Where's the Giant in Rory Lobb?
"There's a Giant in all of us" is one of the club's many catchy marketing slogans, which this column likes mind you, and it's relevant to Lobb. At 207cm with his sticky hands and athleticism, Lobb has the tools to be a colossus but can he take the game by the scruff of the neck? The Giants earmarked Lobb as the long-term replacement for Shane Mumford but he has not made the position his own. Lobb still prefers to play forward but with Dawson Simpson out it's the ruck where they need him most. Coach Leon Cameron's glowing praise of Lobb's game against Max Gawn was not in keeping with how well he was beaten, which suggests they are trying to build his confidence. He needs to lift as Callum Sinclair has shown he can dominate games.
Verdict: This is the hardest of the four finals to call. The Giants have more room for improvement from round 22 but do they have too many players under fitness clouds to win a final? The Swans head into the game with the edge in form but can their midfield match it with the star studded Giants? It's the toss of the coin ... and it's come up tails, so Giants by 2 points.