Silverware on the line today in the BRL
LEAGUE: Both The Waves and Isis know how significant tonight could be for their clubs.
The teams will face off for the Toyota Cup at Salter Oval in the first piece of silverware to be decided in the Bundaberg Rugby League A-Grade.
The Waves (1st) and Isis (2nd) qualified after being the top two sides at the end of the first round of fixtures between the clubs after round seven.
But the win will mean so much more for these two clubs.
Not only does the victor get two competition points but the winner will end a long drought of gaining silverware in A-grade.
For Isis it would be a first title since entering the competition from the Northern Districts Rugby League.
The Waves would have their first title since the A-grade premiership win in 2007.
"It would be a nice piece of silverware to add to the cabinet,” The Waves assistant coach Ash Simpson said.
"We won one piece of silverware in a match against Wests a couple of years ago but that's really been it.”
But the Tigers face a challenge to bring the silverware back to The Waves.
Isis have been the only side this season to defeat the Tigers, winning 30-18 in Childers in round four.
The Devils kept the Tigers to their lowest score for the season and also scored the most points against The Waves in a match.
"They are very hard, with a lot of talent,” Simpson conceded.
"They have a great forward pack and they got us with it last time.
"They beat us going forward and used their backs to attack from that.”
Simpson said controlling the metres the forwards get would be vital for the clash.
"Getting our combinations right will be the focus,” he said.
"The boys know the game plan.”
Simpson said the team is almost at full strength for the match.
Isis don't have that luxury with Zak Bainbridge still out with injury.
It doesn't worry Devils coach James Murray-Bryant who has captain Jake Thompson back after his own injury concerns.
"We've been quite undermanned recently and getting the job done,” he said.
"We've been in all games this season but just been complacent at times.
"The focus will be on our defence as it has been all season.”
The match is the biggest for the town of Childers since the A-grade grand final in 2014 when the Devils lost to Wests.
"We hope to get some support from the community,” he said.
"If we could win the silverware it would be good for the confidence for the end of season and the club.”
The Waves will take on Isis at 6.30pm.
In other matches, Past Brothers take on Hervey Bay in the earlier game at 4.45pm.
Finally, the Wallaroos will face Wests in a battle between second and fourth with Easts taking on Maryborough Brothers.
Those matches will be held at Eskdale Park.