Grand final sure to be high in emotion
THERE is no fiercer rivalry in the Ipswich Rugby League than that between Brothers and Goodna.
So Sunday's grand final is going to be full of emotion.
Brothers have several members of that 2009 team still playing, while winger Ben Seve and forward Sione Piutau were playing for Goodna then.
"It wasn't a happy feeling," Seve said of losing the decider to Brothers.
So he knows how pumped the Eagles will be with Brothers in their sights.
"It's the pinnacle, playing Brothers," Seve said.
"They'll be tough to beat because they'll be on a high."
There is no doubt Goodna will be fired by emotion.
It is how they perform once the emotion has worn off and the legs are heavy that will determine if the Eagles can spring an upset.
"I think emotion is important," Seve said. "As long as it's controlled. You've got to be on your game come finals."
If Brothers coach Mick Wilson's relaxed attitude at training on Thursday was anything to go by Brothers will be.
"We've done it all year and worked hard to get here," he said.
"We've just got to do the same thing."