WHEN push comes to shove, Tailevu will be leaving no stone unturned in its bid to retain the coveted Farebrother-Sullivan Trophy at the ANZ Stadium in Suva tonight.
The "green machine" is ready to give all it has in its arsenal to overcome the favourites Nadroga in the final challenge match of the season.
Coach Lance Whippy has been working on a special game plan to counter the opposition which is keen to add another trophy to its cabinet after the Digicel Cup win in August this year.
"This is it. This is the final challenge and we will give our best to compete well in this match," Whippy said.
"We will just make sure we get the things done right. It's the small, basic things that we need to get right."
History favours the Outrigger on the Lagoon Nadroga as it has beaten the Tebara Bus Tailevu more times between the two but the Stallions are not relying on the past experience to guide them through tonight.
The Esala Nauga-coached side knows too well it has to be at the top of its game to fend off the spirited 'Push' Tailevu outfit.
"Tailevu has the upper hand being the holder of the trophy while for Nadroga, we will be featuring in the top level competition after a lapse of seven weeks," Nadroga Rugby Union president Tiko Matawalu said.
"Both teams know what is expected at this level especially both being vanua-based teams and we have prepared accordingly."
Rugby expert and National Academy programs manager Franck Boivert says Nadroga's "game based on traditional values and the determination to win" makes them the favourites.
"Tailevu is good in set pieces especially line-outs but does not have the firepower Nadroga enjoys," the Frenchman said.
"Nadroga is made up of the most talented players and if they play as a team and not as individuals, everyone knows in Fiji that they are entertaining and devastating."
Whippy and Matawalu are calling for support as both teams hope to keep the prestigious title until the next rugby season.
The match kicks off at 7pm.