Lake Albert and South Wagga will resume their rivalry as both clubs look to get an edge up in the Larkins, Mumford and Rogers Cup on Saturday.
Both clubs have won the cup twice and Bulls captain Kurt Robertson is gunning to retain the prize as the season shifts back to the one-day format.
“It’s 2-all so far so whoever wins this game will probably have bragging rights,” Robertson said.
“It’s a different format so we need to sharpen our game back up and get back on a roll with the bat.
“We batted well against St Michaels, but didn’t bat as well against Wagga City, so we’re looking for a bit more consistency with the bat.”
It’s not just the cup on the line, but it’s another rematch of last season’s grand final, which was ruined by rain.
Second place, and potentially first, are also up for grabs.
South Wagga are two points clear of the Bulls, and three adrift of Wagga City, and have a game in hand with a Twenty20 clash with Wagga RSL on Friday night.
Coming off a draw with the Cats, Blues coach Joel Robinson is pleased with the form of the side through the first two months.
“We’ve been playing pretty well, batting well and bowling well, and we’ve got a lot of all-rounders so I think we are pretty strong in the one-day game,” Robinson said.
“I’m confident with the team and what we can do on the weekend.”
South Wagga head into the clash at full strength for the first time this season.
Adam Skow returns from a knee injury while Warren Clunes is also back in this week.
Terry Willis retains his place meaning Nathanael Mooney and Darcy Irvine make way.
Robinson believes it’s a good place to be in.
“Usually you don’t get in this position until pretty close to finals but it is good,” he said.
“Hopefully we can keep a pretty consistent team on the paddock going forward.”
However the Bulls will be without the in-form Jacson Sommerville, who has made half-centuries in the last two weeks, with Angus McLay coming into the side.
As part of the big day between the two clubs, first grade will be a twilight affair with the action kicking off at Robertson Oval from 4pm.
All four grades performances go towards the result on a tiered points system with firsts worth five down to fourth on two.