NASINU Panthers under-19 rugby league side is hoping to erase its bitter memory of losing the Colin Love Shield when they battle with Ratu Kadavulevu School in the Fiji Secondary School Rugby League grand-final at Nausori's Ratu Cakobau Park today.
The Eels wrested the trophy away from the Panthers in last year's final after a convincing 20-12 victory.
And the Panthers are upbeat to avenge their loss which has haunted them for the past 12 months.
Panthers defeated John Wesley Sea Eagles 8-4 in last week's semi-final to book their spot in the final against the Eels who defeated Queen Victoria School Knights in the second top four clash.
Nasinu Secondary School vice-principle Setareki Loco rated the match as a David and Goliath battle.
He said the Eels would be favourites heading into the brutal encounter this afternoon.
"This is like a David and Goliath meet. We see the Eels as a champion team. We are not underestimating them, we will go there throw everything in and we also have nothing to lose after the match," he said.
"We were champions when the Eels beat us last year, now we want to turn that history around just like what they did to us."
He said his boys were fired up to create history and add another trophy to their cabinet this season.
Nasinu is the current holders of the Fiji Bati Shield. The side drew 4-all against the Eels in the opening challenge this season. "We draw with them in the opening game this season to defend our Bati shield. But that was the opening game of the season, now the team is fit and have the match fitness so we are expecting a really tough game," Loco said.
The game kicks off at 3pm today.