Nothing will stop some rivalries - not even a global pandemic.
While Rugby Australia has again pushed back the date competitions such as the Blowes Clothing Cup are allowed to resume, Orange Emus, Orange City and Bathurst Bulldogs aren't letting a little thing like coronavirus stop them from trying to one-up each other.
While they can't clash on the field, the Bulldogs have jumped into the annual blood drive which has been run between the players, staff and fans of both Emus and Lions in the past two seasons.
Orange Emus club captain Jamil Khalfan said he was looking forward to having some form of competition between the clubs, even if it couldn't be on the field just yet, and was champing at the bit to take on the Bulldogs in any form.
"It's a good rivalry on the pitch and we're hoping to take it to another level off the field," he said.
"We've had the wood on Orange City the past few years so it'll be nice to have more clubs involved."
The Claret Cup between the two sides will continue, but the competition has spilled beyond the confines of rugby union, with Orange Tigers one of three other clubs who have jumped onboard with the competition opening up.
Khalfan knows how important giving blood can be, too - the pharmacist has seen first-hand how badly it can be needed, and said the competition was about so much more than getting one-up on rivals - although the challenge helps.
"Particularly at the moment as people have been neglected unfortunately and despite COVID-19 there are still people who need blood for regular procedures," he said.
"As a consequence [of rivalries] donations go up, and because of that we want to open it up to as many clubs as possible."
The challenge lasts for four months, allowing players and administrators to donate blood twice, with plasma able to be donated every two or three weeks.
Khalfan said the start date - which is on Monday - ties together the Easter period, which traditionally leads to lower numbers, as well as the coming flu season and the current health crisis.
Bulldogs vice president Brian Roberson said it was great for the club to jump onboard.
"With COVID-19 in effect we wanted a way for our players and supporters to be able to help the community and still be involved with the community," Roberson said.
"The response of the guys in the chat was they are very, very keen to do something to help out those less fortunate."
He said the rivalry between the Bulldogs and both City and Emus would drive them.
"We've got a really strong rivalry with those two clubs on the field and we want to keep that going off it," he said.
Head to Lifeblood to make a booking at a blood donor centre near you.
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