This weekend could see the Griffith Blacks lock away finals for all four grades when they take to the field against Wagga Ag College on Saturday afternoon at Exies Oval.
With second and women's 10s already assured of their place in the final this weekend, this weekend will present the third and first graders with a chance to book their place to the business end of the season.
Blacks coach Chris McGregor feels this would be a big moment for the club given they are coming off the back of not playing at all in the 2020 season.
" If we can get everyone home this week we are all guaranteed a final," he said.
"The coaching staff and the committee have worked hard with the players to make sure that we are in the position we are in."
While this weekend may seem easier than the two that follow before first grade have the bye in the final round, McGregor knows you have to watch out for a side looking to prove themselves.
"They are a young and enthusiastic side when we played them last time they moved us around a bit," he said.
"They are a side who will have their days when they get beaten by fifty points but they are also a side who are capable of beating sides they shouldn't.
"I'm expecting because they are a young side they will be able to bounce back quickly."
While McGregor is fully focussed on getting the win this weekend, he knows the clashes with Wagga City and Waratahs will be a great way to prepare for finals.
"Our main focus is to get through this week, get the win and hopefully get no more injuries and the focus on then next two to three weeks," he said.
"Our last two games before first grade have the bye in the final round we will be playing to side we will hopefully play in the finals at some stage.
"City has been the bench mark for the year and they have destroyed sides over the last few weeks so it will be good to have another look at them next week."
The injury list for the Blacks is also starting to thin out with McGregor confident, without any injuries over the last few games, they will have everyone except for Tino Kaue back before finals get underway.
The action at Exies Oval will get underway with third grade kicking off at 11.40am while first grade will round out the day at 3.20pm.
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