Defending New England Rugby Union first grade premiers Robb College won't be resting on their laurels heading into this season.
A large portion of players from the 2018 grand final-winning squad have returned this year along with coaches Sam Ditchfield, Dave McCathie and Jamie Moore lending a hand.
Despite much of the squad returning, unusually for a college team, Ditchfield has warned his players not to get too complacent heading into the new season.
"Of the 22 we had for the grand final squad, 17 of the 22 are back this year," he said.
"So there is a good nucleus of players back.
"Though we have got a lot of returners I want to emphasise, and I keep telling the boys, it definitely doesn't mean that you are going to get the results without the work.
"You really have to go back to square one and work even harder because I don't want them for a minute thinking that just because you won it last year and you have got the same players, you are going to win it again this year."
Robb will start their title defence against university rivals St Albert's College this Saturday.
The clashes between the two clubs have always be tight and more is on the line for Albies with their 50 year rugby reunion coinciding with round one.
"I know we said this a fair bit last year but even when one club is dominant and the other one is not, these games are always close and there is never more than a few points in it," Ditchfield said.
"They have their 50 year reunion this weekend and they will have over 1000 people, and with their current students it is about 1300 people, coming for their ball that night.
"The other clubs have been training hard, Albies are playing for a lot this weekend and I expect it will be a really tough game."
Albies have a new-look coaching line-up with Blues stalwart Scott Waterson transferring over to mentor alongside Charles Franklin.
He said the Albies teams are prepared to give it their all on such a momentous weekend but believes Robb are the favourites for the first grade clash.
"They have the shield in the cabinet, so of course they are the side entitled to be favoured in 2019," Waterson said.
"It's a huge weekend for the College as a whole and our guys are acutely aware of the tradition and expectation that comes with 50 years of history," he said.
"That said, the burden sits comfortably on their shoulders and they are determined to perform on the day."