With a four-team increase in 2019 there was always the suggestion a change of finals format might be necessary for Central West Rugby Union's Westfund Ferguson Cup, with two more sides set to be added to the post-season to form a top eight.
The idea has been proposed and floated to clubs and would adopt the top eight system used by both the NRL and AFL, with the advantage and crucial second chance given to the top four finishers.
As it stands Orange Emus are on track to claim the minor premiership and that would pit them against the fourth-finishers in the opening week of the finals, with second to play third as well.
The bottom five sides follow the same format, fifth versus eighth and sixth versus seventh, but those two qualifying finals would be elimination games.
The winners of the top four games earn a week off while the losers face the two bottom four winners in the second week of the finals, the semi-finals.
The two victors there move on to face the freshened sides in the preliminary finals, before the final two remaining outfits meet in the grand final on Saturday, August 24.
Outside the first week of this system, which would be played during the Blowes Clothing Cup's general bye, the finals are expected to follow the men's top tier's play-offs, in terms of hosting rights.