It's nine years since the competition's most successful franchise the Crusaders last won the title.
Coach Scott Robertson's midas touch in just his first year in charge has seen the Crusaders win all but one of their games.
He was particularly pleased with they how they waded to a 17-nil quarterfinal win against the Highlanders on a watelogged AMI Stadium and would be just as happy for it to be as wet again tomorrow night.
"The wetter the better," enthused Roberston.
"Hell yeah...we're boys from the deep South and we embrace it.'