The Canberra Raiders have been in a quizzical mood all year, with coach Ricky Stuart sending his players back to school.
They've been studying up on the 1989 premiership side all season, with Raiders football assistant Brett Dickson giving them tests on what they've been taught.
This week there are two all important questions that tie the 30th anniversary to the club's maiden premiership.
Which NRL club helps the Raiders travel back in time to their 1989 finals campaign?
For the answer you need look no further than Friday night when the Green Machine hosts the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Canberra Stadium.
Canberra's opponent in the preliminary final - the first ever to be played in the ACT - is who they played in the prelim 30 years ago.
They knocked the Rabbitohs off 32-16 back then to earn a spot in the grand final against Balmain.
And the second question?
Where did the Raiders finish in the regular season both years?
It was fourth both times - although in 1989 that was part of a top-five as opposed to the current top-eight finals system.
Talk about omens. But the similarities don't end there.
Raiders legend Glenn Lazarus said there's a similar feel about his team and the modern bunch.
Nobody gave them a chance back then and not many people gave the Raiders any chance this season either.
That's starting to change with the Green Machine just one win away from making the grand final against the winner between the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm.
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Lazarus said the Raiders pack was underrated just as they were.
It's hard to imagine any pack boasting "The Brick with Eyes" - who went on to win another four premierships at his three clubs: Canberra, the Brisbane Broncos and the Storm - could be underrated.
And Lazarus struggles to understand how a pack containing England internationals Josh Hodgson, Elliott Whitehead and John Bateman, Kiwi international Joe Tapine and the best enforcer in the NRL, Josh Papalii, isn't always in talks about who has the best forwards in the game.
"And they're still not given the credit they deserve," Lazarus said.
"People when they say who's got the best forward pack they look straight away at the Roosters, or Melbourne or maybe Souths - even Manly - but people forget that three of them are in the England team.
"It's interesting how people perceive good forward packs.
"But one that plays together wins together and that's what they're doing.
"We weren't supposed to win anything in '89.
"People said our forward pack wasn't going to be good enough to stand up to someone like the Balmain forward pack or South Sydney's forward pack.
"But we just worked really hard together and we got the money based on that."
Papalii the leader
He might not say much, but he doesn't need to.
Josh Papalii runs and the rest of the Raiders pack follows.
Lazarus felt there were a few similarities between himself and big Papa - who won his third Mal Meninga Medal last week.
Papalii put on weight during the 2017 World Cup before struggling at the start of the 2018 NRL season, only to bounce back to become arguably the best prop in the NRL.
Lazarus, who was the Raiders' ambassador at their qualifying final win over the Storm, said Papalii was one of the keys to the Raiders winning.
"He's had a good year ... he had a frustrating period not long ago with injuries and form and weight issues - exactly the sort of things I dealt with - and he's been able to get through those and he's now playing a really good brand of footy and Canberra will need him to be playing that well," he said.
"He's definitely a leader amongst the group. He's looked up to by the group and you can see it on his face he's just enjoying his footy and enjoying being around the club.
"I'm pretty excited about what they can do.
"If they do get in the grand final we're a better chance than most people give us credit for."
The Raiders' Cameron Smith
Steve Walters wore the No.9 jersey back in 1989, which Raiders co-captain Josh Hodgson will run out in against the Rabbitohs on Friday.
While Walters was unsure if there were any similarities between himself and Hodgson, he felt there was a big one with Storm captain Smith.
"I think he's a terrific player. I saw a comment that he's as important to the Raiders as Cameron Smith is to the Storm, and I think that pretty well sums up how he's regarded here," Walters said.
"Very skilful, great reader of the game, tough, great captain.
"He always looks like he's got a bit of time, he always seems to make good decisions, not a big fella physically but he's robust and defends well.
"A lot of similarities to Cameron Smith I reckon."
Laurie likes Jack
Laurie Daley was one of the greatest conversion stories in rugby league, switching from the centres to five-eighth at the Green Machine on his way to the NRL Hall of Fame.
Raiders five-eighth Jack Wighton has managed a similar switch this season, moving from fullback into the halves to great effect.
It's seen Wighton follow Daley to make his NSW Blues Origin debut and he's 80 minutes away from playing in a grand final.
"I'm a fan of Jack. I think he's a wonderful player. He's very tough and runs the ball," Daley said.
"He's playing really well as a five-eighth.
"It was obviously going to take a bit of time to transition from fullback into the five-eighth position, but he's doing a really good job.
"I'm really happy for him and I hope he kicks on."
CNK is No.1
The Raiders 1989 fullback Gary Belcher likes what he sees when Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad gets the ball.
He loves the physicality he's brought to the game since making the switch from the New Zealand Warriors at the start of the year.
Belcher has also loved the way the Raiders have been able to add a resolute defence while not losing their famed attacking prowess.
"I think he plays a different sort of game [to me]," he said.
"He's tough and his involvements are heavy, and he runs the ball back really hard.
"I really like the way he plays, I think he's been outstanding."
While Hodgson might pull the strings out of dummy half, halfback Aidan Sezer is steering the ship around.
Kevin Walters came off the bench in the Raiders' '89 triumph before going on to become a premiership-winning halfback with the Brisbane Broncos - and now he's the Queensland Origin coach.
He felt Sezer had added a few strings to his bow this season - one of those has been his game management, with the Raiders able to win a number of close games.
That's something they've struggled with in the past.
But Walters would like to see the No.7 take on the line a bit more.
"I think he's having a great season so far for the Raiders, very calm and in control in the games, which I think the Raiders have lacked the last couple of years," Walters said.
"But he seems to have matured a bit this year and is playing a patient game, which the Raiders in previous years haven't had.
"All of them seem to be that little bit more patient and the results have come on the back of that for sure."
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