Can they do it?
It's the question on everyone's lips ahead of the new Group 10 season - can Bathurst Panthers notch up three straight crowns?
No side in the competition has managed it since Oberon in 1971, what was their final premiership in that incredible run of 10 titles in 11 seasons starting in the early 1960s.
How will they handle the pressure? Who's going to lift them? And who's going to challenge them?
Doug Hewitt's set of six ...
CWD: What needs to go right for your club to be crowned Group 10 premiers?
DOUG HEWITT: Foremost in my mind for the club to be Group 10 Premiers in 2020 is that we have all our players fit and healthy for the greater part of the year.
CWD: Who's the player to watch from your club in 2020?
DH: Nick Loader.
On the back off a fantastic 2019 season, I'm expecting Shifty to go to another level in 2020.
He tops our tackle counts week in and week out, is quick out of dummy half and is a real competitor.
CWD: Which game have you got circled in your calendar and why?
DH: Definitely the Anzac Day game against St Pat's.
It is our local derby and it doesn't matter where either team is on the ladder it is always a great game and spectacle for both supporters.
CWD: Which opposition player do you think is the most dangerous in the competition?
DH: Daniel Mortimer.
He comes into Group 10 with 130 NRL games experience and a premiership trophy as well.
He's also coming to a club that has had the most success over the last two decades and his game management will be a major plus for Orange CYMS to get the club back on track after failing to play finals football in 2019.
CWD: What would you like to see change in Group 10 in 2020?
DH: Definitely, for all clubs to respect the game more.
Particularly around the treatment of referees and the processes within the judicial system that all club's must comply with and carry out all requests as sanctioned by the Group.
CWD: Do you think more needs to be done to help smaller clubs such as Oberon?
DH: I believe all clubs should be encouraged and rewarded to support their local juniors and find pathways through the junior systems to keep them involved in playing the game.
In Oberon's situation, I believe it was their lack of numbers in the under 13s-16s age groups that over time has created an issue for them.
A stronger focus on player numbers at a junior level should help create a better base for senior football.
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