The Geelong Cats are currently a distant two points ahead of the Cats and Geos in the chase for the premiership.
The Cats will face off against the Eagles in the Grand Final at ANZ Stadium in Melbourne on Sunday.
“It’s a great rivalry, it’s an exciting rivalry, there’s a lot of good football, great competition,” Geelong coach John Worsfold said.
“We’re looking forward to it.
It’s one of the great games on the calendar.”
I think it’s the right time to play that game because it’s a big game for our team and our players.
“It’ll be a good game to kickstart their finals campaign.”
They’re both very experienced teams, they’ve played in the finals.
It’ll be great to kick start their finals campaigns.
“The game’s going to be played in front of a packed crowd and we’ll see how the result goes.”
The Cats are now three points ahead in the race for the finals with the Eagles.
It’s the first time in history the two teams have faced each other in the final.
This is the fourth meeting between the Cats, Geelong and the Eagles since 2010, with the Geelong side winning four of those matches.
Geelong will also be hoping to move on to a finals series for the first of the two finals series.
On Saturday night, Geos players will take on the Melbourne Rebels.
West Coast has already beaten the Rebels in the preliminary final and it will be a battle to the finish in Geelong this weekend.
Both teams are also facing off in the second round of the AFL premiership playoffs against Gold Coast.
In their first meeting this year, the Geos won 13.16 (118) to 11.13 (79).
West has won the first two games of the series and is just two points behind the Cats in the hunt for the top spot in the competition.