CHARLES Sturt University coach Kirstie Lowe believes retaining the majority of last year's grand final squad means motivation won't be an issue as they look to avenge two years of grand final torment.
The Bushsows have lost the past two Farrer League deciders to the The Rock-Yerong Creek, winners of the past three premierships.
Lowe said her side was far from its best in the 48-37 grand final loss to the Magpies, which only makes them more determined to get their hands on the flag.
Sarah Simmonds is the only confirmed departure from last year's team.
"They're definitely going to have that fire in their belly going into this year to get that premiership, and work even harder as a team," Lowe said.
"We've lost a defender and a centre court player but the majority are staying, which is quite exciting.
"It's unlike the last few years where we've had to rebuild the team."
"I'm not sure what let us down in the grand final, whether it got to us and we rushed too much, and focused more on their game instead of us."
The Bushsows will welcome back premiership player Jenee West, who will slot back into the centre court after two years in the Riverina League with Turvey Park.
"She was one of our coaches four years ago and was in our premiership winning team. It will be nice to have her back," Lowe said.
The Magpies have lost key players at both ends of the court in Ella Finemore and Lily Wild, but Lowe has no doubt they again field a very strong line-up.
"It won't make much difference, they always find quality players," Lowe said.
"North Wagga look to be recruiting really strongly too, which will be good for the league."
The Bushsows begin their season with a grand final rematch at home against the Magpies on April 4.