New draws, different clubs, returning faces and some missing as well - change has been a common motif in the 2020 Blowes Clothing Cup, even if we're only two rounds in.
But there's another change City skipper Duncan Young is keen to see as well.
The Lions head to Endeavour Oval on Saturday to take on the undefeated Orange Emus and Young's City boys are hoping to end a 12-game skid against their cross-city rivals.
The Lions haven't beaten Emus in 12 starts, their best effort a 22-all draw in last year's first all-Orange clash, coincidentally also at Endeavour Oval.
The other two derbies in 2019 aren't great reading for the Lions though, with a 45-21 loss at Wade Park during Shute Shield round and a 76-21 rout in the final game of last year's regular season.
Young says the Lions have the belief to turn it around against Emus on Saturday, and hitting the ground running against the hosts will be key.
"Points on the board early lifted everyone and I think you could see that out there," Young said after the Lions' 11-8 loss to Roos on Saturday.
... this year with all of the teams, it's going to be tight throughout the whole season.City skipper Duncan Young
The Lions shot out to an 8-0 lead early in the first half but battled to hold the ball thereafter, giving Roos a chance to strike.
"The effort was there from everyone, which is what we wanted. We almost got it at the end, but ball handling got us," he added.
"A dry track is going to make a massive difference for us."
Which they should get on Saturday.
Despite welcome rain in Orange over the weekend and to start the week, the rugby Gods are expected to deliver a great track this weekend for the opening derby of 2020.
No senior footy has been played at Endeavour Oval this year, meaning the field will be more than able to accommodate free-flowing rugby.
City's new-look backline showed a willingness to move the ball even in trying, wet conditions last week and Young says the chance to do so uninhibited against Emus has his side primed for the clash.
"Wet weather footy brings teams back to the field a bit," he said.
"But this year with all of the teams, it's going to be tight throughout the whole season ... purely because I don't think there's a team that's the same as it was last year.
"Everyone is different and that'll change it up a bit."
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