Promoting youth seems to be a theme of Group Nine's new pre-season event on Saturday.
Temora captain-coach Sam Elwin expects he will rest his more senior players, giving the club's youth a chance to shine in the nines format.
While named to play, Elwin doesn't expect Kris Rands, Gavin Kite or Matt Hughes to line up at the event in Cootamundra.
"I don't think I'll play the older boys to give them a break as we have another trial next week," Elwin said.
After having a heart issue in the West Belconnen Nines last week Grant Hughes is unlikely to play.
Hughes had an elevated heart rate after being hit in the sternum on Friday which revealed an underlying nerve issue around his heart.
The problem has been rectified but Elwin is looking to be cautious.
The Dragons new Toowoomba recruits Jarrod Lee and Blake Appo are also not playing due to work commitments.
Albury also head into with a youthful side.
New recruit Sebastian Rapana has been named in the centres, while Englishman Brad Nicholson will be in the middle, but captain-coach Adrian Purtell, who won't play, is looking to give the club's youngsters a shot.
Especially with Luke Ingram, Liam Wiscombe and Joe Lumb playing for Riverina under 23s on the same day.
"I'm just going to watch and I think it is a good opportunity to give the young guys a go and to enjoy their footy," Purtell said.
"It gives my body a little bit of a rest as well."
Tumut will also unveil a couple of their new recruits in Cootamundra on Saturday.
Lachlan Bristow has been named at number nine with Ben Warner in 10 and Tom Warner in 13.
However Jed Pearce and the returning Jacob Toppin are both unavailable.
They are expected to play in the Blues' trial against Kiama the following week.
Co-coach Adam Pearce expects it is when they will get a better idea of their likely combinations for the season.
"We are still not 100 per cent," Pearce said.
"We had Slug (Ben Roddy) in the centres the other night and he went pretty good there but there are still plenty of other players who could push for positions there.
"Jordy Anderson might push out to the centres as well so we are still in two minds."
Playing Toppin at six is another option being contemplated.
Zac Masters is also out with Riverina Country Championship commitments.
The Blues play Albury, Kangaroos and Junee in their three pool games.
Pearce expects the Thunder will provide a big test.
Temora kicks things off up against Cootamundra at 9am.