The Cargo Blue Heelers host the Manildra Rhinos in the Woodbridge Cup’s match of the round on Sunday, a fourth-versus-first blockbuster.
It should draw a vocal crowd from both camps. Bitter rivals over many years, both sides will face a tough tussle. Both teams have big forward packs and fast, gifted players in the backline.
Cargo has surprised everyone with two wins and, under captain-coach Steve Lane and playing at home, will be determined to make it three straight.
The Blue Heelers always lift at home but Manildra, on top of the standings, will head in favourites.
The other big clash of the round is Condobolin hosting Peak Hill, these derby games are always high-scoring encounters.
In the other games Burrangong hosts Trundle while Grenfell hosts Canowindra.
Trundle, coming off the bye, should be fit and raring to go after a surprise two-point loss to Cargo in round one.
Both Grenfell and Canowindra had last-start losses, so will be looking to bounce back.
The Goannas are traditionally tough to beat at home and Canowindra, coming off losses to Manildra and Condobolin, desperately needs a victory. Eugowra has the bye.
In the league competition Burrangong plays Trundle, Cargo hosts Manildra, Grenfell plays Canowindra and Condobolin plays Peak Hill while, like first grade, Eugowra has the bye.
In the youth league Trundle hosts Canowindra at Grenfell and Condobolin plays Eugowra. Manildra has the bye.