Perennial finalists Nedlands face Cottesloe in RugbyWA's premier grade grand final at McGillivray Oval tomorrow.
Nedlands have not missed a top-grade finals series since 1983 and have won nine premierships.
But while Nedlands have been a constant feature at the business end of the season, they have picked up the flag only twice from eight grand finals since the turn of the century - against Cottesloe.
Both sides went through the first round with just one loss, but Cottesloe's campaign looked like being derailed with three losses in four weeks and Nedlands' form leading into the finals was shaky too.
A final-round 23-21 win over Nedlands sealed the minor premiership for Cottesloe but they went on to lose to them in the semifinal a week later and scraped home against Wests Scarborough in the sudden-death game last week.
Meanwhile, Palmyra prop Joe Savage has won the 2013 PG Hampshire Award as RugbyWA's premier grade player of the year.
Savage's consistency at the set piece and powerful general play helped him cross for 13 tries, including a hat-trick against UWA in round three.
The PG Hampshire Award is voted on a 3-2-1 basis by referees.
Savage polled in nine of the 17 games he played to finish with 21 points.
He took the lead after round nine and held it for the rest of the season.
Cottesloe scrum-half and newly signed Western Force recruit Ryan Louwrens was runner-up with 16 points.