A significant bonus is that both are goal-kicking midfielders who take the pressure off the key forwards.
Rarely challenged this year, the Roos will have to guard against complacency as a couple of sides occupying lower spots on the ladder are beginning to play good football and loom in the rear-view mirror as danger teams in the finals.
Harrow-balmoral has the stingiest defence in the competition and it will be this defence who will be the cornerstone of a successful finals campaign.
With good ball users the ilk of Sam Brewer, James Cleaver and Scott Heath running off the back half of the ground and feeding the ball to a string of potent forwards, the Roos are capable of kicking a score good enough to win a grand final.
If they make it all the way and play the Giants on the last day, the burning question is depth.
Do the Roos have the quality through the 17th to 21st player to match the Giants?
If they do, then expect a ripping grand final if both sides make it that far.