A beefed up Molong Bulls will face a round one litmus test on home soil when they host three-time defending champions Trundle.
The Boomers have featured in the last five Woodbridge Cup men's grand finals and according to president Andrew Pull, are the team to beat in 2021 despite dealing with substantial player turnover.
The green and golds are reportedly parting ways with a host of veteran players, paving the way for some of the town's younger athletes.
Pull recently released an 18-round draw, giving both the first grade and women's competition a look at their schedule this winter.
There's set to be a blend of Saturday and Sunday games throughout the regular season before the finals commence on August 21-22.
Other opening-round contests will see Condobolin host Canowindra, Cargo travel to Eugowra, and Manildra welcome Peak Hill to town.
And while Group 10 is on wobbly legs ahead of this season (having already suffered the withdrawal of two sides) Pull's proud to say his competition faces no such challenges.
"All the clubs are keen and ready to go," he said.
"Last week we had one of those meetings where everyone agreed on everything and all the clubs accepted the draw without any questions.
"We did put forward a discussion about a shorter competition but all the clubs wanted a healthy, two-round season."
Year after year, Woodbridge Cup leaves its doors open to Group 10 players who are looking for a different experience, but Pull knows the six-team competition is still region's premiere title race.
"We don't pretend to be a better competition," he said.
"If you're looking for the highest level, I don't think you leave Group 10 to play Woodbridge Cup.
"But, if you're looking for a new opportunity and a chance to play a 90s-style brand of footy then Woodbridge Cup is a good option... a lot of guys tackle around the legs, get quick the play-the-balls, and pass the ball around."
And it's that explosive brand of rugby league that Pull attributes to the bumper crowds week in, week out.
Pull gave a sneak peak into his power rankings ahead of the campaign, dubbing Trundle as the benchmark men's side.
"They deserve all the respect they get for making the grand final the last five years," he said.
"And the thing with Trundle is, they're the best club off the field... they don't have any issues, they get down to business, and that reflects on the field as well."
As for the women's sides, Pull couldn't go past the 2018-19 champs. "Cargo has recruited well by bringing in Molly Hoswell from Manildra... that should further cement them in the top two."
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