Royals will tackle reigning premier Harlequins in the top of the table clash when Wagga Hockey action returns to Jubilee Park after the long weekend bye on Saturday.
Harlequins have blown all opposition away since their round one loss to Lake Albert and the worrying sign for Royals is they are yet to register a goal against the white-hot outfit.
Brothers, Bradley and Brendan Watson, have scored 25 goals alone this season and they scored six of the 10 goals when Harlequins destroyed Royals in their last meeting.
Royals goal keeper Logan Wilford will have his work cut out for him, while defender Jarrod Thorne will be better for his experience after competing at the opens field state championships last weekend.
In the other men’s game, the winless CSU-Rivcoll play the other loser from the last round, Lake Albert. Despite being anchored to the bottom of the ladder, CSU-Rivcoll has been competitive in most games and have had their fair share of bad luck with injuries and unavailability.
Lake Albert, on the other hand, will be out to reclaim second spot on the ladder after surrendering it to Royals. Craig Knowles’ side still rely too much on Rhys McManus and veteran Paul Oakman with Adam Boyd still to find his place.
In women’s division one, Royals hope to bounce back against Rosellas after sharing the points with LAC United last time.
Without captain Emily Paul, Royals looked all at sea and only some magic by new recruit, Jackie Macarthur, who scored two goals, saved them from defeat.
Rosellas on the other hand, were beaten by a full CSU-Rivcoll team 5-3 and were down 4-0 at one stage.
CSU-Rivcoll, who broke a nine-game losing streak last outing, face the highly-fancied LAC United.
CSU-Rivcoll will welcome back goal keeper Rachel Hindi, who returns to Wagga from placement for her first game of the season.
In the previous meeting, CSU did lead LAC United for parts of the game before running out of legs and going down 5-3.