AN ideal conclusion to the Suva Escott Shield and Fiji rugby's Centennial year is to have both the Digicel Cup and Farebrother-Sullivan trophy spending Christmas and New Year's in the capital's trophy cabinet.
The union has been preparing well for the occasion to make it a double celebration in the capital city and the fans and officials are confident of achieving the 'mission impossible'. They are just one game away from fulfilling that dream, difficult it may seem.
They have lost a few games and did better than last year where they finished third in the Digicel Cup but were at second place on the table this year.
They thought they should have won the semi-final at Lawaqa Park last year then proved their point by beating Outrigger of the Lagoon Nadroga to take the Farebrother-Sullivan trophy off them at Churchill Park.
Seasoned campaigner and former Nadroga number eight Dale Tonawai, who led Fiji Bitter Suva last week, is expected to lead again this week at Lawaqa Park.
He also captained Naitasiri in last year's final where they lost to Nadroga.
He was captain of Northland early this year before switching back to his old union, combining with his former mates.
Tonawai first came into prominence in Reverend Joji Rinakama's 2004 Nadroga team and after winning the Farebrother from Nadi, they defended it successfully and in Suva's challenge, the Capital City were leading throughout the game. But Tonawai scored the winning try.
The soldier is well respected in rugby circles because of his positive attitude as he gives everything in training and he is a relentless ball scavenger, has a tactical mind and you can rely on him to pull off victory because he does not shy away from the rough and tumble of the rucks and mauls.
He played for Suva colts before moving down to his village in Lawai, Sigatoka before joining the army.
Last week, he combined well with flanker Samu Bola to lead the Suva forwards in winning rucks to revitalise a final onslaught and clinch victory.
Nadroga and Suva are two teams with a big pool of players to draw from.
For example, in the semi-final against Namosi, Nadroga introduced new first-five Nemani Raiwalui, who kicked 10 points in their 35-3 win, while Suva introduced Joseva Basudra to tip the scales Suva's way with a late penalty.
His namesake Jo Basudra was a top Ba and Fiji soccer fullback.
Suva still have policeman and fullback Isoa Donaldson who has proven himself to be a reliable kicker.
He is expected to play a big role at Lawaqa Park and the hosts have delayed the naming of their line-up this week because of a pending red card case against replacement hooker Jerry Naureure last week.
Defending champions Nadroga have been camping and are out to spoil Suva's party.
The two sides have met twice this year winning a game each.
Discipline is the keyword and both teams have a reliable pool of kickers.
The battle in the rucks and mauls will be hard-hitting with players putting their bodies on the line. Suva have, in recent games, succeeded with their rolling mauls while Nadroga's bushfire running game is still the country's best.
They are expected to be equally matched in the scrums and lineouts with Nadroga's Rupeni Nasiga leading the charge from lock, Epeli Natuikata, Manoa Tamaya and the tigerish number eight Asaeli Boko out to get past the advantage line from scrums.
How well the Suva flankers will contain his bulldozing runs may decide the outcome of the game.
For Nadroga this is perhaps the toughest game they will play this season and the most important.
Suva only played one half of the game and yet beat Nadi. They have built superior firepower throughout the season and if they have all pistons firing, Nadroga will hit the canvas on their homeground.
Losing this Digicel Cup final means handing over the title of undisputed Fiji rugby champions to Suva, a title Nadroga have claimed when they held both trophies for many periods of time.
At the moment they have a trophy each. Losing the Farebrother last year was like Suva ripping off a cub from its mother for Nadroga.
The question on everyone's mind is can the big Suva bear rip another cub from the Lion's den?
Only time will tell. So come down Lawaqa Park and see.