Bulldog Adam Elliott is excited to bring his Canterbury team-mates down the coast.
In a video post to the Sea Eagles Facebook page, Elliott said he was forever telling teammates he had grown up in the "best town ever".
"I'm super pumped to show the town off," Elliott said.
"My teammates cant wait to see where I come from, it's a massive part of my life."
There is an open invitation for the public to join a Captain's Run at the Tathra Beach Country Club and Elliott said he hoped to see plenty there.
"I can't wait for everyone to come down and hopefully you can come along again on Saturday to cheers us on against the Raiders."
Lining up for the Indigenous All Stars to take on the Maoris at AAMI Park on Friday, Elliott said his home club still meant a lot to him.
"It's going to be unreal for me, I grew up wishing to play the NRL and playing for Tathra is something I am super proud of," he said.
playing for Tathra is something I am super proud ofAdam Elliott
Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart may not share the home-grown links, but said he was equally excited to visit the area.
"We're really looking forward to getting down to the South Coast and Bega," Stuart said.
"It's always been a special part of my childhood holidays down on the coast."
Much like the Bulldogs, the Raiders will make the most of their visit to the Bega Valley.
"We'll be there for four or five days in camp and we'll spread ourselves around amongst the town and schools," Stuart said.
The Raiders will also hold a public Captain's Run and Stuart said it would be a great experience to meet some of the NRL players.
Stuart said it was nice to bring a top quality game to a regional area like Bega.
"It will be great for the people down there to get nice and close to the action," he said.
"I know Dean is going to field a top team and we'll take a top team, it's going to be our last hitout [before the season].
"The chance to play Canterbury, that's going to be my top 20-odd players."
Stuart said the area was known for its love of league and anticipated a good showing for the game.
"I think there will be a big crowd," he said. "it will be a really good game and great for people down there without much opportunity to go to an NRL game to get close to the action.
"The boys are all excited … and they're looking forward to the opportunity to play."
Tickets are still available through local stockists or via the Raiders website at www.raidersshop.com.au.