The North Tamworth Bears will join a select group of Country Rugby League clubs to have won three Clayton Cups if they receive the symbol of CRL supremacy in 2019.
The Bears have won two Clayton Cups in their history: 1951 and 2014.
On Saturday the Bears won their sixth successive grand final when 40-4 victors over the Kootingal-Moonbi Roosters.
That was a record run in Group 4, bettering the five successive titles the Bears and West Lions (2009-13) had held.
North Tamworth are one of four Group 4 clubs to have won a Clayton Cup. The others are the West Tamworth Robins (1937), Gunnedah (1973) and Werris Creek (1996) - but the Bears are the only club to have won multiple cups.
If they win the 2019 Clayton Cup, they will join the Twee Heads Seagulls, the Cobar Roosters and the Grafton Ghosts as three-time winners.
The Seagulls won the Cup in 1963, 1983 and 1989, the Roosters secured it in 1971-72 and 1998 and the Ghosts won in 2010, 2011 and 2017.
The Ghosts and the Roosters are two of four clubs to have won back-to back cups. The other are the Forster Tuncurry Hawks (1994 and 1995) and Tumbarumba (1985 and 1986) as successive winners.
The Clayton Cup was first awarded in 1937 when donated by Reub Clayton, an early rugby league administrator in country NSW.
Group 4 chairman Ray McCoy said the Bears effort has been outstanding in winning six successive titles and going through this season undefeated.
He said the side's stats have been sent to the CRL and a decision on the Clayton Cup winner might be made as early as Friday.
"They have got to be a great chance," McCoy said.
He said this year's grand final gate was around $17,000).