Runaway leaders NSW have scored four goals in four minutes to demolish HC Melbourne 6-2 and cruise into the inaugural men's Hockey One grand final.
Forwards Kurt Lovett and Timothy Brand both grabbed braces in the rout with Nathanael Stewart and Ky Willott also scoring for the Pride, while Melbourne's Craig Morais and Russell Ford pulled back consolation goals at Sydney Olympic Park Hockey Centre on Saturday.
In next Saturday's decider, NSW will face the second-placed Blaze, who put Tassie to the sword in a 7-1 thrashing at the Brisbane State Hockey Centre on Friday.
In Sydney, Stewart opened the scoring off a penalty corner in the third minute with Lovett doubling the Pride's advantage in the 38th, but HC Melbourne's Morais struck back one minute later to make it 2-1.
The competition's deadliest attack then all but ended the game just before three-quarter time.
First, Brand scored a goal and converted the resulting penalty in the 41st minute and, two minutes later, Willott made it 5-1 before Lovett snatched his brace just before the break.
Ford scored a consolation goal five minutes from fulltime but Melbourne ran out of time to mount a comeback.
In the earlier semi-final, Brisbane put seven goals past Tassie for the second time this season after last month's 7-0 thumping.
The Blaze again came out firing with Jake Whetton bagging a double from a field goal and penalty shot in the fourth minute, before Jacob Anderson added another two minutes later to make it 3-0.
Brisbane forward Joel Rintala scored another just after the break to all but put the game out of reach for Tassie.
Momentum shifted briefly when Dylan Wotherspoon was yellow-carded in the last minute of the second quarter and Tigers defender Jeremy Hayward pulled a goal back in the 33rd minute.
But Wotherspoon's younger brother Blake hit back for the Blaze in the 43rd minute, while Tassie defender Gill Gobindraj was sin-binned, to make it 5-1.
The older Wotherspoon scored a goal and converted the resulting penalty five minutes before fulltime to make 7-1 and book Brisbane's place in the grand final.
Saturday's decider will be the second time the top two have faced each other this season with NSW thrashing Brisbane 5-0 last weekend.
Australian Associated Press