If their last match up was anything to go by, this Sunday's minor semi-final matches between the Armidale Blues women and the Barbets will be ones to watch.
Just three points across the two games was all that separated the sides the last time they met with the Blues taking the wins.
But this time around, the stakes are higher.
The two Armidale-based teams will meet for do-or-die collisions in Coffs Harbour on Sunday.
While the Barbets are the reigning premiers and will likely go in as favourites, Blues co-coach Andrew Patfield insists his side is "not here to put shoes on centipedes."
"We spoke to the girls on Thursday about what going on, re our position in the comp, and the expectation has not changed," he said.
"We are going to have a real crack and try to take out the premiership.
"It is imperative though we take it week-by-week.
"We are very wary of Baa Baas' obviously; they have plenty of strike and power across the ground so we need to properly manage it if we are going to progress into the major semis."
The Blues spent the final round on the sidelines with the Harbour Knights not fielding a women's team this year.
Prior to that, the last time they hit the field was against unbeaten minor premiers, Tamworth Pirates.
They started with a 12-all draw before being beaten 24-7.
Despite the big scoreline in the second game, Patfield was rapt with the girls' response.
"I was actually pretty impressed," he said.
"I didn't have to say too much after that game because I think they recognised what they did wrong and what they did right across both games.
"The attitude they displayed when they didn't get the result they wanted was very impressive.
"It showed the way they care; it showed a very mature way of looking at defeat.
"If anything, it will make them hungrier to make sure they beat them next time."
A former player for the Blues, Patfield knows exactly how his players are feeling.
"Every finals series I have been in, it is always a nervy time, everyone is excited and keen to get stuck in," he said.
"Stepping back off the paddock and into a coaching role nothing has changed, I am still nervous as ever!"