LANCE Whippy's Tailevu have proven in the past two seasons that they are the country's most consistent 80-minute playing team when they have their mind set, focused and locked on winning.
Despite losing to Namosi and Nadi in the Digicel Cup competition earlier in the season, they have had this knack of coming into the games in the dying seconds to win.
To name only a few, they had trailed Lautoka in the Digicel Cup until the final moment when prop Jale Sassen scored a try to draw the game level 21-21.
Against Nadroga they were trailing 20-24 and the Stallions lost concentration. Tailevu scooped a converted try to win 27-24.
The third was against Northland when Manueli Gade scored in the last minute for Tailevu to win 17-16.
Against Naitasiri in the Digicel Cup they scored in the last minute to win 21-20 and then the Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy victory was the clincher scoring in the 81st minute to win 16-14.
It is the ability to maintain possession for long periods of time coupled with a disciplined mentality and faith in each another that makes the Tebara Bus-sponsored side unique.
On the law of probabilities and averages they surely will be coming in hard and strong in the final minute and Nadroga should be wary.
It also points to the experience and fitness of players.
The availability of national sevens players and Flying Fijian squad members in both teams makes this week's Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy clash the highlight of the provincial rugby season.
The announcement of the final squad to tour Portugal, Romania, Italy and play the Barbarians after the game is another bonus of the fixture tonight.
Nadroga will be led by prop Setefano Somoca while Samisoni Viriviri, back from sevens duties, will run in at fullback.
Also training at Lawaqa were frontrowers Peni Ravai, Jerry Naureure, Benji Makutu and Apete Salawaqavuka.
Solid utility forward Nemani Nagusa will run in at blindside flanker to pair Semesa Gonevou who is at openside.
Manoa Tamaya and Etonia Naba are at locks with the tigerish Asaeli Boko at number eight.
Mosese Volavola and Ulaiasi Lawavou, who is back in the team after the Gold Coast 7s stint, will come off the bench for the forwards.
A couple of positional reshuffles are in the backline with top kickers Nemani Raiwalui at halfback and Jonetani Ralulu at flyhalf.
Raiwalui also plays halfback and makes the halves partnership with Ralulu while Jiuta Lutumailagi will come in as an impact player.
There is also Samu Laqai and after the departure of crack second/centre Jo Kunawave to New Zealand, Nadroga has stuck with Samuela Cava on the wing and Savenaca Rawaqa and Apisai Domolailai as their midfield backs combination.
Rugby league convert Domolailai was running in the backline in training and fits in at centre. He has been a utility forward and now moves to the backline.
Domolailai is expected to take up an overseas rugby league contract soon as he has switched to rugby league.
Vice captain Apisalome Waqatabuis the other wing.
Tailevu's Esira Vueti, who will lead the side into battle, will be commanding the charge from the side of the scrum with halfback Henry Seniloli and Amani Bosenawai the halves combination to make a telling contribution to the outcome of the game.
Vueti and Aminiasi Nava with Apenisa Diri at number eight are the three loosemen to terrorise the Nadroga backline.
Jo Dakuitoga and Leone Nakarawa add the power in the tight situations.
Wingers Manueli Gade and Jone Turuva have played powerful games for Tailevu in defence and attack.
Inside back Jale Lalai has played some good rugby for Tailevu this year and is expected to rise to the occasion today.
Fullback Aisea Druma played a big hand as last man of defence against Naitasiri stopping some powerful runs with good tackles.
Bosenawai came in as a reserve last week to kick the winning score and makes an early entry today as coach Lance Whippy sizes up Nadroga's strength and weaknesses.
The Nadi weather forecast office says there will be rain storms today and the match will be played under wet conditions.
The team that can handle the pressure and calm the storm will be left standing, but as always experienced players will have the last say.