One week after their finals dress rehearsal, University and the Wollongong Vikings get down to the real thing with tomorrow's sudden death stoush at Shoalhaven Rugby Park.
Despite winning the season-ending battle 29-23, Uni are confident they can raise the bar in the elimination final with the Blueys.
"We've made a couple of adjustments here and there," Mallee Bulls coach Shaun McCreedy said.
"There's a couple of areas we feel we can improve defensively after seeing them last week, and it's just about knuckling down in attack and stringing our phases together a bit better."
Uni started slowly last week and trailed 13-3 just before half-time.
They hit the front early in the second half and were in control for all but the final stages when the Blueys scored a try at the death to grab a vital bonus point.
The win avenged a 32-31 home loss to Vikings in round nine.
McCreedy said there was no chance of his side looking past the Blueys.
"There won't be any of that," he said.
"Vikings are a dangerous side and they've got some good players in there. I'm sure they'll turn up ready to play."
After looking like top three material for most of the season, the Bulls suffered damaging losses to Camden and Avondale in the closing rounds and finished fourth.
But their confidence hasn't suffered and McCreedy expects his side to play with a renewed sense of purpose.
"At this stage of the year it's week to week, and we've got a lot to play for this weekend," he said.
"We've talked about being focused and ready to go from the starting whistle.
"It's just a matter of performing on the day to the best of our ability."
Meanwhile, the Camden Rams plan to take a big step towards their first premiership in 18 years when they host the Woonona Shamrocks in today's qualifying semi-final at Camden Rugby Park.
The Rams ticked off one of their goals for the season by reaching the finals for the first time since 1998.
Victory over the Rocks would set up a major semi-final duel with reigning premiers Avondale.
Camden haven't played for three weeks due to byes late in the regular season, while Shammies tuned up for the finals with a 73-5 drubbing of wooden spooners Kiama.