South Sydney superstar Sam Burgess says fans will see Generation Next in Saturday night's trial against Riverina.
Flying fullback Corey Allan has been dubbed one of the game's most exciting rookies, while centre Campbell Graham is one of the few players in recent years to play NRL while still at school.
"He's obviously played a lot of NRL and he'll lead the side quite well," Burgess said.
"Connor Tracey and Dean Hawkins playing in the halves, they're two great young players.
Connor is coming off three ACL's (knee reconstructions), but he's so dedicated and he's an extremely intelligent footballer, so I'm really excited to see him play.
"What we'll see is some fantastic athletes."
The Rabbitohs' highest-profile players - Burgess and former Australian captain Greg Inglis - won't play after undergoing off-season surgeries.
Jack Johns - the son of profile media personality Matty Johns - will also play in the second-row as he looks to build his own reputation.
Souths finished in the top four last year and while they've changed coaches, bringing in seven-time premiership mentor Wayne Bennett, Burgess says there's no reason why the club shouldn't at least again make the preliminary finals.
"Listen, everyone's got top four (aspirations), top four's where we're aiming," he said.
"I think we're capable of that, but every team is thinking top four at this stage.
Listen everyone's got top four (aspirations), top four's where we're aiming. I think we're capable of that, but every team is thinking top four at this stage.Sam Burgess
"But to understand what it takes to get there is a different thing."
Burgess and Bennett wowed a bumper crowd at Albury Thunder's sportsmen luncheon on Friday, along with Penrith premiership player Royce Simmons and one-time New Zealand international halfback Gary Freeman.
The Sydney media has often been critical of Bennett, but he has been readily available to the media throughout the buildup to the match.
If the visit proves a winner, it could open the way for future teams to play on the Border.
The match will be held at the Albury Sportsground and while rugby league games can often get 'lost' on the expansive Australian Rules grounds, the Tigers' base is the smallest in the Ovens and Murray so if the rival code is to work anywhere, the compact home of the O and M premiers could be a suitable fit.
The action kicks off at 1.30pm with the Riverina women's team to play Victoria in a game of tackle.
Riverina's under 23s then play a Victorian-based outfit from 3pm with the main game to follow from 6.
Ticket sales have been strong and given the Australian habit of 'walk-ups', officials are quietly confident fans will flock to watch rugby league's biggest brand - the Rabbitohs - in action against the Riverina's strongest players.
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