A replay of the 2019 decider is just one of the highlights of the opening round of this year's Hume league.
The league released its official fixture on Friday.
Reigning premier Osborne will have to wait until round two to unfurl its premiership flag against Rand-Walbundrie-Walla with the match set to be played at Brocklesby.
Both Osborne and Brock-Burrum will have different key forwards from last time they met.
The Tigers have recruited Ainslie triple premiership full-forward Hayden Armstrong to help cover the loss of George Alexander who has joined Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong.
While the Saints raised more than a few eyebrows when it signed veteran forward Damian Cupido to help fill the void left by John Spencer who has crossed to North Wangaratta.
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High-profile coach Joel Mackie has replaced dual Tiger premiership coach Matt Rava at the helm with Rava keen to extend his decorated playing career for at least another season.
With the addition of Mackie and Armstrong plus the return of Azzi medalist Jamie Parr from a knee injury, the Tigers are set to start the season as an overwhelming flag favourite.
There will also be plenty of interest in the opening round clash between Rand-Walbundrie-Walla and Howlong.
Both clubs have the most active on the recruiting front since the end of the 2019 season and look well poised to improve this year.
Giants coach Lucas Mellier has attracted several former Thurgoona teammates to the club including premiership stars Aydan Brown, Mark Haydon, Jake Bruce and Luke Gerecke.
The Spiders have also lured a former Bulldog to the club in Jesse Johnston.
Newly appointed coach David Miles has also lured former players Hamish Clark and Steve Fouracre back to the club.
Miles has also signed Dylan Cook and Ash Murray.
In other first round clashes, Lockhart meet CDHBU, Henty take on Murray Magpies, Billabong Crows do battle with Holbrook and Culcairn host Jindera.
Culcairn, Henty, Holbrook and Jindera Sportsgrounds are in the process of undergoing a combined $1.5-million upgrade over the off-season.
Henty and Jindera have recently had new turf laid.
Culcairn and Holbrook face a race against time to be ready for the opening round with both clubs waiting for the turf works to be completed.
The league will have two general byes on May 29 and July 3.
No Easter bye has been scheduled with Easter falling the week before the season opener.
The league decided to scrap interleague football last year and once again there will be no senior representative football or netball this season.