Gungahlin Bulls coach Neil Bijorac has been here before.
He's held the Canberra Raiders Cup as both player and coach.
Now he's out to end Gungahlin's 19-year title drought, and can see similarities between the new crop of Bulls and the Queanbeyan Blues side he coached to success in 2005 and 2008.
"It's a similar feel, obviously those sides had some quality players and we have some quality players," Bijorac said.
"But I think it's a lot of the stuff that goes beyond football, the friendships and the camaraderie that makes grand final teams, I think this side compares with them."
A lot has changed in Gungahlin since the coach's playing stint. Back then there was one road in and out, now it's one of the fastest growing areas in Australia.
However, Bijorac says the club was still the same.
"We are still training in the same oval, the same sheds and stuff," Bijorac said.
"Some of the trainers, personnel and physios are still the same out there. So, there a lot of familiar faces which is pleasing from my point of view.
"And we have just tried recreate what we had back there in 2001 and create an environment where the players want to come, have fun and enjoy their football."
Bijorac also heaped praise on skipper Tre Holton-Williams for his leadership throughout the shortened season, having only joined the Bulls in 2020.
"He has been absolutely fantastic for us," Bijorac said.
"As have all the players that have bought in. But Tre's our leader and he guides us around. He is a very calming influence on the boys, and I think that was what this side needed was a really calm leader which we have in Tre."
While going down to the Raiders last weekend, Bijorac believes Gungahlin can take home the title, as long they match their opponent in the middle of the park.
"Our middles have to play really well; they are really good in the centre of the park. If we can contain them [we're in with a chance].
"I think we still need to play a bit of football; we can't just play one out football against the Raiders. We have to be on, we have to be up, and we have to start really well."
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Meanwhile the Bushpies and the Blues match up as well tomorrow in the Katrina Fanning Shield final.
Queanbeyan dropped points for the first time this season last weekend against the Bushpies, but captain Jacinta Williams was confident her side could bounce back.
"We are still really happy on where we are at. We still had a really good game and only lost it in the last two minutes," Williams said.
"It was just that lapse in defence when we got a bit fatigued on the line. But apart from that we were very strong and were dominant throughout most of the game."
"I don't think it has rocked our confidence too much."
LOCAL RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINALS AT SEIFFERT OVAL
Katrina Fanning Shield: Queanbeyan Blues v Bushpies, 11.30am
Canberra Raiders Cup: Canberra Raiders under-20s v Gungahlin Bulls, 3pm