Marrar coach Shane Lenon says he's pleased to be taking an unchanged line-up into Saturday's preliminary final against North Wagga.
Lenon confirmed full-back Adam Whyte (thigh) hasn't recovered. He and Damien O'Donoghue (hamstring) weren't considered.
"We'll have the same 21 as last week, which is good. To me, that's a positive," Lenon said.
"They could probably be a chance (next week) if we're good enough to win on Saturday."
Lenon said Marrar's convincing mid-season win against the Saints means nothing. The coach of the year maintaining the mantra that finals is a new game.
Both teams lost just twice in the home-and-away season, including once to each other. In finals, both have been beaten by the team already in the grand final, East Wagga-Kooringal.
It was team-wide pressure that helped the Hawks beat both and Lenon said, similarly, Marrar aren't focussing on North Wagga individuals.
"They're a pretty even side and probably a little bit similar to us," he said.
"They've got that even spread. I think when we play our best footy we have that even spread and a good contribution out of the whole group. I think that will be the key, the side that can share the workload."
Lenon was rapt at being named Farrer League coach of the year this week.
"It's a huge honour. You're not involved in the game for individual awards but it is a huge honour and probably something to look back on at the end of your career," he said.
It's the first time he's received the award since joining the Bombers, despite leading them to the last two flags.
The biggest prize could yet lie ahead, given Marrar have never, in their 101-year history, won three straight premierships.
Lenon said getting to three grand finals would be achievement, but even that isn't worth underestimating yet.
"You play footy to play finals and to make grand finals, obviously. It'd be a great effort from all involved. But the challenge in front of us is to turn up and perform on Saturday. We've got to do that," he said.