Brothers are looking for history to repeat on grand final day.
Heading into their eighth straight grand final, the leaguetag side are chasing a third successive win over Albury to add to their already impressive record.
In the 11-year-old history of leaguetag the Wagga club have been through to nine grand finals, winning six of them so far.
And just like last year it was the Thunder who went straight into the grand final.
After winning the minor premiership Brothers gave up 10-0 lead in the qualifying final to go down 18-10.
However Bridget Suckling believes it was just what the side needed.
“It was disappointing losing the first semi to them, but I think in the long run it has been good that we didn’t have the week off,” Suckling said. “We’ve played all the way through and it will be a close game, but hopefully not as close as last year.”
Her sister Gab slotted a late field goal to take a dramatic victory last year in a game that kept everyone on the edge of their seats.
Albury have a 2-1 record over Brothers this season, but the champion side is confident they can turn it around in the grand final after a commanding win over Cootamundra last week.
“I think we went in a little bit too confident and by the end there was nothing we could do,” Suckling said.
“We watched the game, learned our lesson and hopefully we can come out firing.”
Suckling is going into her fourth grand final and still the novelty hasn’t worn off.
It’s part of the reason the club continues to excel and she can’t wait for another title run at Equex Centre on Saturday.
“I feels pretty great,” she said.
“I haven’t been here for the eight years, but it is such an achievement with the girls.”
There has been some new additions this season and Suckling believes they have helped to lift the side once more.
In an ominous sign for their rivals, she rated his particular group as among the best.
“I think it is one of the best teams we’ve had since I’ve been there,” Suckling said.
“One main thing is we do work as a team, there’s a lot of positive talk and we’re all committed.
“We come to training twice a week and all just want to won.”
It could be a massive start to grand final day for the Wagga club with their Sullivan Cup side winning through to the grand final and out to become the first team to down Young all year.