Only four games into their inaugural Super W season and the Fijiana Drua are facing their biggest test yet as they face the unbeaten Waratahs in the most exciting match of the season so far.
Touted as a grand final preview, the winner of Friday's clash will determine who will finish on top of the table and where the final will be held. But Fijiana won't be getting ahead of themselves, their sights are set on the task ahead of them; becoming the first team to defeat the Tahs in five seasons.
"First we're just doing things one step at a time," Drua captain Bitila Tawake told ESPN. "So we're focusing on Friday first and then afterwards we'll have to figure out what's next. We've got the Brumbies next week, so we're just focusing on the job in front of us first."
The Drua hit the ground running in their debut Super W season, smashing the Rebels 66-5, they took on the might of the Reds in Brisbane where they were forced to battle to a 27-12 victory, before they dismantled the Force 45-17 in round three.
It's been the perfect start, but not something they ever imagined.
"No we didn't expect it to be this big because we were coming as underdogs into this tournament, so far everyone's just doing their job and just doing what we do best and playing the game with our Fijian style of game."
Defeating a Waratahs team that has gone 21-0 over five seasons is no easy feat, but Tawake believes her team's Fijian style of game and their ability to attack from anywhere on the park will give them an advantage over their rivals.
"Fijian style is our offload game and breaking the line and our support play," Tawake said. "It's one of the things that's been crucial to our attacking system and our success over the past few games, so I think playing our own style of play will definitely help us against the Tahs."
Facing a team full of internationally experienced stars such as Wallaroos captain Grace Hamilton in the forwards and Mahalia Murphy at fullback, who has scored five tries across the tournament and has been one of the competition's standout performers, the Drua captain refused to reveal just how her team planned to shut them down, instead keeping their plans close to her chest.
"I guess we've just got to bring in our A-game to play against the Waratahs, nothing fancy, just keeping things simple, playing our own game and not trying to change how we play," Tawake said.
"Literally everyone in the Waratahs team is a threat to us, so we're up for the challenge. We can't focus on just one of the players, we have to look at the whole team.
"Our defence is going to be really important and we're coming in hot as well, so we're prepared to defend them and hold them back."
While the Drua have dominated for long periods of their matches so far, they were tested early by the Reds in their Round 2 clash where they saw just 20% of possession in the first half. Tawake acknowledged her team will need to do much better if they're to defeat the title holders.
"Staying consistent throughout the 80 minutes is something that we have to work on, even if it's a little bit of a slow start we have to stay consistent. We have to work together as a team to get the win."
Given some time to rest and relax over the bye round, the Drua made sure to step away from the game for a few days, experiencing one of the Gold Coast's biggest attractions, Dreamworld, as they make sure to soak up what Australia has to offer during their time away from home.
"For the first few weeks [in Australia], everyone was a bit homesick and missing the food back at home, but the Gold Coast Performance Centre has provided us with so much and with the girls coming together I think we've been pretty much doing OK.
"We had a few days off over the bye and we played a few little fun games on the beach. We went to Dreamworld and everyone had a good break. For some girls it was the first time they'd ever been on a rollercoaster and the giant drop, everyone was enjoying themselves."
They made sure not to switch off completely from the game ahead though, using the extra week to watch match video and develop several strategies they hope will give them the advantage they need to topple to competition's best.
"Everyone has been excited since the bye week, from last week we've been preparing to play against the Waratahs so it's taken us two weeks to review and polish up our game plan and look at how to play them. There's little bits and pieces that we've been working on over the last two weeks that we want to bring into the game and use to our advantage.
"We do feel some pressure as they have been undefeated in this whole season and through the Super W competition, but we're confident heading into the game this Friday."