Monday's NRL Coaches Call provided 20 minutes of great mentor-speak - and the attending media a timely lesson in linguistics.
After targeting Johnathan Thurston in the Roosters' semi-final win, Aidan Guerra will be out to get Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary on Friday night.
James Maloney is relieved the Roosters are progressing after he made amends for some costly missed opportunities against both the Panthers and Cowboys.
Anthony Minic admits his career flashed before his eyes when he produced a massive blunder amidst an avalanche of Cowboys points in Friday night's thriller.
Roosters prop Sam Moa recalls a telling Jake Friend tactical kick that changed the course of the Roosters' semi-final with the valiant Cowboys.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson claimed he'd never experienced a contest quite like his side's 31-30 win over the Cowboys in the second week of the 2014 finals.
The Roosters have held on for a thrilling 31-30 win over the Cowboys to progress to a preliminary final showdown with rivals the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
It is the centre stage match-up that no-one will be looking at on Friday night, yet may prove to be the game's most pivotal.
Trent Robinson has hailed Jake Friend as the toughest hooker he's ever seen as the Roosters rake takes his place in the Tricolours' semi-final with the Cowboys.
They might not be their side's biggest names, but these four individuals will need to fire if their teams are any chance of securing a preliminary finals berth.