Minor premiers Gerringong have welcomed a week's rest and expect to be in tip-top shape for the finals.
The Lions secured top spot with Saturday's 50-12 road win over wooden spooners Port Kembla, but it wasn't as easy as the score suggests.
Port were on a mission to finish their debut Group Seven season on a high note and stayed close to the Lions in the first half.
The visitors flexed some muscle after the break, powering home to notch their eighth half-century of the regular season.
Representative hooker Nathan Ford sat out the game with a calf injury, but is tipped to be fit for the major semi-final in a fortnight.
Lions captain Ryan Staples believes the break will have a positive impact on his side.
"All the boys are looking forward to it," Staples said.
"There's no other serious injuries, but there's a few sore and sorry. It'll be good to freshen up. Everyone's keen as. We've been waiting for the finals to come around."
Centres Chris Mann and Corey Mulhall and winger Taylor Hudson each scored two of Gerringong's 10 tries, while fullback Joel Roberts crossed for a try and kicked five goals.
"Port Kembla really came out to play and made it hard for us, and there wasn't much in it at half-time" Staples said.
"We were a bit complacent and going through the motions a bit, but we picked it up in the second half. They probably ran out of puff in the end and we ran away with it."
The Lions claimed last year's minor premiership, only to narrowly lose the grand final to Albion Park-Oak Flats.
Staples said there was no chance of his side being brought undone by overconfidence.
"All the boys are happy to get the minor premiership, but it's probably anyone's game because we're not playing that great at the moment, and Warilla and Milton are playing well," the battle-hardened lock said.
"The semis are a different kind of football. It's a bit tougher, it's a bit faster. We're really looking forward to it."
Gerringong take on the winner of this weekend's qualifying final between Milton-Ulladulla and Warilla.
"I think Milton and Warilla will give it to each other next week and it could go either way," Staples said.
"We'll go and have a look at it. It should be a good game, but it's too hard to pick who'll win it. It's going to be who turns up on the day."
The Lions also qualified for the finals in reserve grade and under 18.
In Saturday's other game Berry-Shoalhaven Heads wrapped up their 2013 commitments with a 42-22 defeat of Batemans Bay.
Yesterday's games featured two upsets, as Albion Park-Oak Flats beat Kiama 30-22 and Nowra-Bomaderry shocked Milton-Ulladulla 36-34.
Final standings: Gerringong 32, Warilla, Milton-Ulladulla 28, Jamberoo 19, Kiama 19, Nowra-Bomaderry, Batemans Bay, Berry-Shoalhaven Heads 14, Albion Park-Oak Flats 10, Port Kembla 2