Steelform Wanganui coach Jason Caskey is ready to put up five straight years of sudden death Meads Cup rugby experience against the self-doubt that can come from nine years of drought in Saturday's final in Oamaru.

Facing a North Otago side whose union has not played in this match since 2013 and not won it since 2010, Caskey has brought all of the experience of grand final week to bear in the preparations since last Saturday's rugged 20-15 semifinal revenge win over Thames Valley.

Having played six straight games of sudden death to make the Meads group, after losing their

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