Ricky Stuart expects the Canberra bubble to go crazy. Bubble away. Build the hype to towards an historic preliminary final in the capital.
The Canberra Raiders fans have every right to be happy after their team produced a stunning - and controversial - 12-10 victory over minor premiers Melbourne Storm on Saturday.
The Green Machine will host the prelim on Friday, September 27, and will play the winner from next week's final between South Sydney and Manly.
While the excitement bubbles away, Stuart is going to protect his players from to ensure they're ready for the biggest game in Canberra's history since 1994.
That doesn't mean the Raiders coach and his players won't enjoy their win - a come-from-behind thriller that had more controversy than you could poke a stick at.
A game where super recruit John Bateman scored the winner with less than four minutes remaining.
A game where the Storm have every right to cry foul about a touch judge error in the dying minutes that stopped their chance of fighting back.
A game where Joey Leilua was injured before kick-off by the pre-game fireworks and was almost a very late scratching.
"I'm not trying to keep a lid on things. I'm not down playing that win," Stuart said.
"But we won't get involved in the Canberra bubble, because there'll be a lot of excitement and a lot of hype.
"We will not be distracted in regards to our focus for the game at home.
"We've got to live in our own bubble ... but I want the Canberra bubble to be as excited and [create] as much hype as they can possibly generate."
The controversy? Well where do you start?
Leilua copped something in the eye from a spark simulation machine as he ran out and was almost forced to withdraw.
It led to a pyrotechnic company sending out a statement. Of course it did.
It meant Bailey Simonsson was suddenly starting on the left wing. Nick Cotric was in the centres. And Siliva Havili was pulling on his boots before Leilua got the lump out of his eye and took a seat on the bench.
Simonsson scored the opening try with his opening touch and the visitor's were in front.
Then Cotric copped an accidental Ryan Papenhuyzen boot in the face and failed his head injury assessment and couldn't return.
That brought Leilua back into the centres. Not even fireworks can stop him.
And all they'll be mentioning in Melbourne is the reffing error near the end when Cameron Smith restarted short for Suliasi Vunivalu to catch and give the Storm a set from the Raiders's 30-metre mark.
While he never went out, the touch judge said he did. Raiders ball. Effectively game over. Oh dear.
Especially since Vunivalu had gone from villain to hero and then to unfortunate victim.
He'd spilled the ball that Leilua swooped on to offload to Bateman to barge over under the posts to give the Green Machine the win.
The Raiders have an injury concern with Cotric, who was badly cut up after the game, while they'll also await the match review committee's findings after star winger Jordan Rapana (lifting) and lock Joe Tapine (chicken wing) were put on report.
Vunivalu's try and some Smith penalties had put the Storm back in control of the game, but they weren't enough to seal the win.
AT A GLANCE
CANBERRA RAIDERS 12 (Bailey Simonsson, John Bateman tries; Jarrod Croker 2 goals) bt MELBOURNE STORM 10 (Suliasi Vunivalu try; Cameron Smith 3 goals) at Melbourne. Referees: Ashley Klein, Chris Sutton. Crowd: 20,136.