No dramatic routine changes are planned as Nelson Bays prepare to meet Hawke's Bay in Saturday's second division NPC rugby final at Trafalgar Park here.

Nelson Bays qualified for a home final after beating North Otago 32-15 in Saturday's semifinal in front of 2500 vocal supporters.


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Hawke's Bay ensured a repeat of last year's grand final showdown by beating Counties-Manukau 41-20 in Napier yesterday.

The difference this time is that Nelson Bays host the decider instead of Hawke's Bay, with Nelson Bays reaching their fourth final in the past six seasons.

Nelson Bays coach Wayne Love said it would be business as usual this week, despite the increased stakes.

"We'll be looking at a few things and focusing on different aspects that came out of our last game (against Hawke's Bay)," Love said.

"But there'll be nothing different as far as the trainings go. The boys will lift themselves. You could see even after this game there was no real jumping up and down. They're pretty tired and they're pleased to be where they are."

He expected a Hawke's Bay backlash after Nelson Bays' upset 34-32 win over the Magpies two weeks ago.

"They'll be huge next week. They'll come back really fired up and it will be doubly hard.

"But the guys have got belief in that they've done it before, so that's something we've got to work on as well and make sure we get up there. It's a step up, but adrenalin helps get you there as well."

He hoped that the extra day's grace might give his players an added edge.

The final kicks off at the later time of 5.35pm.