After the Steamers' massacre of the Manawatu Turbos, Bay of Plenty go into their Championship final against Hawke's Bay with a heap of momentum and a good serving of confidence. They may have beaten their finals rivals during round eight of the Mitre 10 Cup competition but that has no relevance to what will happen at the Rotorua International Stadium come Friday. Adyn Ogle reports.

Riding a six-game winning streak, including the 64-3 mauling of Manawatu in Friday's semifinal, the Steamers are hot favourites to lift the trophy against a side they beat by 27 points in week eight.

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