Going back-to-back in any sport is difficult enough, but winning three-in-a-row is another achievement in itself.
Bathurst Panthers are the two-time defending champions of Group 10 premier league, accounting for Cowra Magpies 12-10 on foreign soil in 2018, while knocking-off Mudgee Dragons in an extra-time thriller 9-8 at Carrington Park last year.
And while Panthers may be the form team in Group 10 for the past two seasons, the club's achievements don't even come close to the success of Oberon Tigers in the 1960s and 1970s.
Oberon won seven consecutive premierships from 1961-1967, before claiming a three-peat from 1969-1971.
That hat-trick of premierships remains the last time a Group 10 premier league team accomplished the feat, with six sides, including Panthers' current run, winning back-to-back grand finals since then.
And of those five times, only Orange CYMS were denied a three-peat on grand final day, losing the 2012 title to Lithgow Workies after winning the 2010 and 2011 premiership.
Panthers will have to do well if they want to match the class of that Oberon team that dominate the Group 10 scene in the 1960s and 1970s.
That Oberon team featured the likes of fullback Bill Fawcett, flying wingers Brian Harvey and Gordon Rawlings, legendary five-eight and skipper Jock Schrader and forward John Harvey.
But if Panthers are going to match the likes of those Oberon club legends, they've got the troops to do so.
They're led by inspirational skipper and halfback Doug Hewitt, have a handy rake in Nick Loader, feature one of the leading if not the best prop in the competition in Brent Seager and five-eight Willie Wright always has a knack of scoring tries and kicking goals.
And let's not forget that Panthers will have the services of former NRL prop Josh Starling for the 2020 campaign, who made the move from Oberon during the off-season.
But the other seven Group 10 teams aren't going to back down and let the Panthers have three titles in a row, like Mudgee who are hurting after their 2019 grand final defeat or CYMS, who have secured the services of ex-NRL player Daniel Mortimer.
Hawks will also be feeling the pain, after last year's minor premiers went out in straight sets and St Pat's have recruited heavily to become a force again.
Lithgow Workies were arguably the surprise packet of 2019 and more will be expected of them, while Cowra Magpies have lost a host of players.
No doubt Blayney Bears will be keen to break its winless run too.