Southcity are out to make amends for last year’s grand final loss in the Weissel Cup.
Falling to Kangaroos last season when favourites heading into the decider, this time around the young Bulls are the underdogs up against Young.
The Cherrypickers scored a 22-10 win two weeks ago to book their place in the grand final.
However star lock Maleke Morris is confident they can turn things around in the big game at Equex Centre on Saturday.
“We’ve prepared well for the last two weeks, especially off the win last week, and have good momentum going in,” Morris said.
“I think we went away from what we do and how we play (last time).”
Another positive is the return of fullback Jordan Little.
Little was called into the first grade side to cover Jake Dooley in the first week of the finals, but return to his customary fullback role for the grand final.
Morris believes he’ll be a big boost to their chances.
“At the back he talks a lot and helps organise shape going up the field,” Morris said.
“He’s always backing up when you run the ball as well so he’s a big part of our side.”
Morris wasn’t part of last season’s grand final loss but plenty of his teammates were.
He believes this side is better prepared for the challenges they will face on grand final day.
“I think they might step it up a it better this year as they know we can be beaten,” Morris said.
“I think everyone is more prepared than what they were last year.”
Young are also looking for some grand final revenge after going down in last year’s Sullivan Cup grand final.
Co-coach Nathan Rose is confident the team can hit back from their last performance against the Cherrypickers and go one better than last year.
“It is always tough losing a grand final so it would be good for the boys to win it,” Rose said.
Just like last year Rose has the chance to win two grand finals.
While he won first grade, it would be a special double it is were to come off.
“I got one last year but lost one in under 18s, but it would be awesome to win one with the 18s and one ” Rose said.