OSBORNE reasserted its reputation as one of country football's most successful clubs after an upset 36-point grand final victory over Brock-Burrum at Walbundrie Sportsground on Saturday.
After losing in the opening week of the finals last year, the Tigers captured their second flag in three seasons under coach Matt Rava.
And while it wasn't pretty, the Tigers were never seriously threatened after they booted five goals to one in the opening term on their way to a 11.6 (72) to 5.6 (36) triumph.
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The five goal to one opening term blitz proved telling as only a further 11 goals were scored for the match in the blustery conditions.
Rava was overjoyed to end his fourth and final season at the helm on the ultimate high.
"This is such an amazing club that I have been fortunate enough to coach for four years," Rava said.
"Most people wrote us off after our second semi-final loss but I never lost faith in the group.
"We were able to produce our trademark run and carry and really spread the footy today.
"I thought our pressure was outstanding early and every team is susceptible to pressure and then it's just a matter of when they crack.
"We kicked 7.1 in that first half and there is no pressure like scoreboard pressure and I'm super proud of our forwards and how they converted."
Kodie O'Malley was lively early for the Tigers with three goals in the opening term which proved crucial as they raced to a 22 point lead at the first break.
The athletic Michael Driscoll was proving competitive at the centre bounces and stoppages against Azzi medallist Matt Seiter.
The Tigers also made sure Saints ace Nico Sedgwick earned every one of his 25 plus possessions with heavy body contact every time he went near the ball.
Osborne's midfield was able to seize control mainly through the efforts of Marty Bahr, Rava and Izaac McDonnell who was able to rack-up plenty of touches despite tagging Sedgwick.
Bahr in particular was outstanding in the clinches and narrowly shaded O'Malley for best on ground honours.
After a slow start the Saints were able to stop the bleeding in the second term mainly through the efforts of Darcy I'Anson, Mitchell Reilly and Ron Boulton.
Both sides kicked two goals for the term with the Tigers leading by 21 points at the main break.
The closest the Saints came to pegging back the deficit was after Boulton goalled early in the last term to slash the margin to 19 points.
But the Tigers had all the answers as they booted the final three goals of the match.