For the last three years, the Walcha Rams have found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard when the Central North premiership reached its pinnacle.
Now in the New England competition, the Rams hope they can turn around their three grand final heartbreaks when they run out on to Scully Park to face the Harbour Knights, who beat Tamworth in Saturday's preliminary final, for the first grade trophy.
Most of the current Walcha squad was part of the 2017-19 defeats.
"It hurts a fair bit still, the last few years, but I think that is all they need.," co-coach Hyde Thomson said.
"I think that is enough to drive them forward, and put in our best performance, and hopefully it will be good enough.
"Obviously it is in the back of their minds but it is not going to be a point I am pressing because it is something they should do for themselves and cap off a really good year, all things considered."
The fact they've been there before makes their preparation for the decider pretty straight forward.
"Most of them have been together quite a while now and can run all their plays with their eyes closed," Thomson said.
"Just run a few reserves and make everyone is up to scratch, work on our defence and try and build intensity."
Walcha haven't lost a game but they also have won every game they've played.
The only team they haven't beaten outright is their coming grand final opponents who they drew with in round two.
At the time, Thomson labelled them as "one of the ones to beat" and knows his side will have to be on-song to get the better of them this time round.
"I think they are a terrific side, actually, right across the park," he said.
"A very fast side, move the ball quickly, good forwards, everyone can run the ball.
"Defensively, we have to be spot on, that is what we will concentrate on this week."
The grand final tickets are sold out but all grand finals will be live-streamed on the New England Rugby Union Facebook page and the Folmac TV YouTube channel.
Thomson believes it is worth tuning in.
"I am a bit excited, quality sides coming together at the end, the two best sides right through the season and two fast sides too which will be pretty exciting," he said.