Minor premiers Western Suburbs take on fifth-placed Cessnock in today's Newcastle Rugby League grand final at McDonald Jones Stadium.
Wests have only dropped two games all season, including one to the Goannas, while the Coalfields club snuck into the semis in the last round and have won four straight do-or-die encounters.
The Rosellas have never lost to Cessnock in a first grade decider. There have been seven meetings between the two sides since 1966, including three from 2008.
Wests, who lost the 2017 showdown to Macquarie, last won the major crown in 2014. Cessnock's most recent success was 2003 and they have missed out five times since (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014).
Outgoing Rosellas coach Matt Lantry, who has signed a two-year deal with Maitland from 2020, and Goannas mentor Todd Edwards have yet to claim a premiership.
Kick-off is 3pm.
NEWCASTLE RL GRAND FINAL COVERAGE:
- Connor Kirkwood sets for his time out in the middle with Goannas
- Player of the year Luke Walsh unites for title bid with Western Suburbs
- Cessnock centre Josh Charles declares himself ready for decider
- Outgoing Wests coach keen to cap off top year with main prize
- Grand return for Goannas has Cessnock turning black and gold
- Workmates chase drought-breaking grand final wins on opposite sides
- Cessnock prop Brendan Hlad set for one last Goannas hurrah
- Rosellas centre Brad Tighe giving back as top career nears end
- Goannas need to re-write grand final history for 2019 title
- Wests coach Matt Lantry reveals why I'm quitting the Rosellas
- Cessnock's slick display earns title shot, extends winning streak
- Sun's not set yet on former NRL, English Super League halfback
- Noosa to Cessnock for rookie Goannas winger Seaton Reid
- Wests' Mark Taufua's chance to end career on premiership note