The Brisbane Lions have named an unchanged side to face Adelaide in the NAB AFLW Grand Final tomorrow at Adelaide Oval.
Having travelled down two nights prior the Lions will be hoping the early travel that worked for them earlier in the year against Fremantle has the same outcome tomorrow.
Senior Coach Craig Starcevich praised the sides resilience this year at the official NAB AFLW Grand Final press conference on Friday.
“This season as a group you think have they got the resilience to cope in a big match, and well they haven’t let us down so far so there’s some good signs there from that point of view."
The last time they met in Round 4 it was the Crows who ran away with the match ending up 12-point victors at the Lions home ground in Brisbane.
Starcevich said the loss was terrific timing, as the side had come off some easier wins in the first part of the season.
"It was terrific timing, really, because we'd gone the first three rounds playing teams that weren't going to be (finals) qualifiers (Richmond, Gold Coast and West Coast), so we'd had a couple of cruisy victories at that point in time," Starcevich said.
"All of a sudden, we were coming up against the big dogs, and we took a while to get going. Once we got going, we were OK, but the jump they had on us early was a bit of an issue. But once we adapted to the tempo, we were okay.
"They sort of did us a favour in a bit of a way, because from that point onwards, we came up against contenders most weeks and we were pretty good."
The Lions then won all but their last Round match against the Melbourne Demons and finished the season second on the ladder behind the Crows on percentage only.
Both the Lions and Crows will have played in three of five Grand Finals since the competitions inception in 2017, with Brisbane hoping to get their maiden premiership tomorrow.
Catch the Brisbane Lions v the Adelaide Crows at the Adelaide Oval tomorrow at 2.00pm (AEST), tickets here. Members and fans who can’t be at the game can catch all the action live on Seven, Fox and KAYO.