It's been a long road for Tumut to get back to the grand final but after years of trials and tribulations the buzz in the hills is growing.
With a side stacked full of locals the chance to end their drought approaches.
Blues co-coach Dean Bristow can hardly believe the position he finds himself in.
"I grew up idolising a lot of players who played first grade for Tumut," Bristow said. "It was just a dream of mine to play first grade for Tumut growing up and to co-captain and coach them along with Adam (Pearce) would be a dream come true.
"Especially after the heartache and effort we've put in over the last couple of years it would just mean the world to me honestly."
There was jubilation akin to a grand final victory when the Blues beat Gundagai for the first time in nine years.
However Bristow is confident they haven't won their grand final yet and have their sights firmly set on winning Tumut's first premiership since 2010.
"I know it meant a whole to our supporters and our town base but very quickly after we got into the sheds and spoke among ourselves it very firmly eyes on the prize," he said.
"It was a good win but our main goal is the grand final so we pretty quickly put things under wraps."
The two sides have split results so far this season.
Southcity scored a 36-29 win at Twickenham in their first meeting before Tumut hit back to take a 16-10 win at Harris Park.
Once again the home ground didn't prove to be an advantage when the Bulls scored a 22-18 win in the first week of the finals.
However Bristow believes the team is in a much better place this time around.
"We've been there before and know what we have to do and I think it's just our composure that has left us down a couple of times we've been beaten," he said.
"An eighty minute performance is what we need.
"We've had a few lapses here and there in our losses and that's what Southcity do well - they come at you and don't give up at all. We will get our chances, and need to take them, but we also need to be composed for the whole 80 minutes."
Coming into their fourth straight grand final Southcity bring plenty of experience.
It's far from the same case for the Blues but Bristow is confident they still have what it takes.
"I think we have a real good mix there," he said.
"We've got some of us older boys who have been there and done it, and we've passed on our experiences to them, but we've also got their youth and energy."