While their last match up against Tingha didn't go in their favour, the Uralla Tigers believe they're more than ready to topple their Tiger counterparts in the coming grand final.
The Group 19 second division deciders head to Bundarra this Saturday and league tag minor premiers, Uralla, will face the side who beat them in the major semi-final two weeks ago.
The Tingha side upset Uralla 18-10 to earn the first spot in the grand final but the reigning premiers managed to book their place after toppling Walcha 46-6 in the preliminary final. Uralla player Ella Elks believes the earlier loss spurred them on.
"We actually feel like it was the best thing that could have happened to us, our first loss for the year," she said.
"It has brought the girls back down to earth and we have done our homework and we feel pretty good about Saturday."
But they won't be underestimating their opponents, particularly Tingha teenager Brittnee Jerrard who has scored 19 tries from 11 matches this season, including two in the major semi-final.
"They are a tough side. We feel like we have done our homework on them," Elks said.
Uralla have their own superstar with Lauren Acton picking up all three major Group 19 gongs - best and fairest, leading try-scorer and competition's leading point-scorer - at the awards night on Wednesday.
"She is a little superstar. She our Kalyn Ponga of the Uralla Tigers. She can step, she can kick, she can pass, she is the full package," Elks said.
"She is a gun. We will be happy to have her running alongside us on Saturday."
Uralla Tigers team:
- Alyce Walsh
- Sophie Barraclough
- Brooke O'Halloran
- Tara Poss
- Sarah Byrne
- Camilla Clydsdale
- Alisha Dillon
- Vicki Youman
- Lauren Acton
- Emma Cooper
- Ella Elks
- Indi Doran
- Amy Barraclough
- Ellie Barraclough
- Maddison Masters
- Brooke Doyle
- Jess Prince