Kolora-Noorat captain Jake Richardson says the Power has worked had to become more than just a "speedy fast side".
The top-ranked Power scored an emphatic 18.11 (119) to 6.4 (40) victory over Merrivale on Saturday in wild conditions.
It was a big test for the Power considering the only match they've lost this season was against Panmure in wet weather.
Richardson said his team had been working hard on its contested ball since that game.
"We've really worked towards that ever since that Panmure game," he said.
"We really got outworked by them.
"Ever since then we've really been grinding to get that contested ball, that wet footy.
"I think that showed today which is really good."
He said the group now prided itself on its contested game.
"We don't want just be known as the speedy fast side," he said.
"We want to be that contested ball side.
"We want to knock a few bodies and play hard footy."
Kolora-Noorat, which raced to a 51-point half-time lead, got the job done without two of its best.
Utility Mark Clissold and half-back Nick Bourke were late withdrawals with soreness.
Half-back Luke Tebble left the game at quarter-time due to a minor hamstring injury.
Playing coach Ben Walsh said the move was precautionary.
Merrivale also had three late withdrawals with James Kelly, half-back Todd McLean (hamstring) and forward Kyden Jarvis all rested before Saturday's qualifying final with Nirranda.
Tigers assistant coach Matt Brown said Jarvis had sustained a shoulder injury from the round 17 clash against Nirranda.
Defender James Fary came off in the third quarter but Brown said that was precautionary.
The assistant said his young team struggled without some of its experienced players.
"Our structures fell away a bit, with a couple of leaders off the field," he said.
"We didn't play the way we like to play.
"We use our short-game a lot which we didn't do today.
"We bombed and hoped for Jason (Rowan) to kick goals which didn't work out.
"We didn't have numbers at the fall of the ball which we're normally better at."
But he said the Tigers were calm ahead of their qualifying final.
"It's not panic stations at all, we'll go back on the training track and work hard Tuesday and Thursday and prepare for Saturday," he said.
Walsh said Power wingman Jason Moloney, who was best on ground, played a top game.
"He was outstanding today and he's in really good form coming into the end of the year," he said.
Tigers coach Rowan kicked four majors and is sitting on 96 goals for the season.
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