Leo Ferguson and Jack Morrison have played a lot of rugby together, over a decade's worth in fact after kicking off their careers with Emus wallas.
This weekend, though, the pair will mark a first.
The premiership winning Emus colts stars will clash when Ferguson's under 18s Gen Blue NSW Juniors side takes on Morrison and the Schools XV in Sydney on Sunday.
Ferguson will line-up on the side of the scrum for the prodigiously talented Gen Blue side, which also includes Dubbo Roos livewire Jayden Blake in the centres, and despite the School side being stacked with a number of quality players, it's his clash with his 17-year-old clubmate the Greens' flanker is looking forward to most.
He's expecting a "bloody hard game".
"I've seen the team we're playing and there's a few names there. It's going to be pretty full on, that's for sure," Ferguson said.
"We've played together since under 7s, but this will be first time I play against (Jack). I'll dish the dirt on him, for sure," he laughed.
Morrison, 17, will come off the bench for the schools side, but the Saint Stanislaus College prop says being picked as an under-age player means the chance to press his claim against older players is a chance too good to miss.
"I really want to get my name out there. Show what I can do," Morrison said.
"Hopefully we have a good, strong game. I'd like to get the win, have that one up on Leo."
The under 18s Gen Blue NSW Juniors side takes on the Schools XV in Sydney on Sunday from 1pm.
COVID regulations mean that the game will only have a limited crowd but the game will be available on www.cluch.tv
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