For Hawks Royals, the long weekend arguably came at the worst time possible.
Following two straight defeats the two blues returned to form the week before by edging out Life Studio Mid West Eyes and scoring just their second win of the season, but that momentum was stifled by last weekend's forced lay-off.
As Orange Netball Association's Toyota Cup, the West Orange Motors Senior Competitions' top flight, returns on Saturday they'll no doubt view their round six match-up with Life Studio Sportspower as a chance to get it back though.
The two sides are deadlocked in fifth on nine competition points but the promoted Sportspower side claim ascendancy based on percentage, with those signs pointing to a hard-fought contest at Sir Neville Howse Stadium this weekend.
The two sides are yet to face each, with the next fortnight wrapping up the opening half of the 2019 competition.
They face off from 2.30pm, with Life Studio facing Orange Physiotherapy Vipers (1.10pm), Orange City Craig Harvey Mechanical playing Mid West Eyes (2.30pm) and Orange City Epiroc taking on OHS Hornets (3.50pm) in Saturday's other games.
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