On Friday, Dan Mortimer should have been running out for his first game back in Orange.
On Saturday, Phoebe Litchfield should have been on a plane to South Africa for an Australia A tour of South Africa.
Both of them are now stuck at home, unable to take the field to do what they know and love, but there's a bigger picture at play.
The pair have united with former rugby union star James Grant to implore people in Orange to stay home.
Mortimer, a teacher, is working from home, and facing the prospect of continuing to do so for the entirety of term two.
He wants nothing more than to run around on a footy field, but said "we all have to do our part" in staying home.
"If we all keep doing the right thing we'll get through this quicker," he said.
Mortimer said it would be "a team effort" to beat coronavirus and the CYMS captain-coach, who a decade in the NRL system under his belt, knows a thing or two about working as a team.
"As a coach you've got to have faith in your players and you've got to have faith everyone can pull through this," he said.
"You've also got to be accountable for each other and look out for each other ... we're a small community, we've all got to play our part."
While Mortimer said it was "frustrating" to not be running out onto the park on Good Friday, it was unavoidable.
"It's crazy, still hard to fathom a virus in China could cancel our local competition but there are much bigger things at stake," he said.
Litchfield echoed the sentiments, saying "it's not that difficult, really, just stay home".
"Listen to everything people are saying and stay home. Spend some time with your family, this will all be over soon," she said.
The 16-year-old said she'd had friends who had played down the seriousness of the virus and tried to continue socialising, but she said "just don't do it".
"You want to do this stuff, but everyone's missing something," Litchfield said.
Former Wallaby and Balmain Tigers gun James Grant said staying home would help get everyone back playing and watching sport faster.
"We need to work hard to beat this virus so we can get back to doing what we all love: playing sport and watching the Tigers play," the Orange City great said.
"Do what we need to do, listen to what people tell us. Keep our distance, stay clean and healthy and don't hangout until this goes away.
"It is serious and if we all do what they ask, we will beat it sooner."
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