An iconic inter-town rivalry will continue when the Bega Roosters host the Tathra Sea Eagles under lights for the Group 16 under 18s grand final on Friday.
To run 6.30pm under lights at the Rec Ground, Group 16 chairman Allan Wilton said it will be a superb contest with both teams boasting players that could turn play on its head.
"I think both clubs will no doubt rise to the occasion with the opportunity to play a grand final under lights," Mr Wilton said.
Key players to watch out of the Bega camp include half back Clay Ellison, lock Jordan Balcomb-Gray, hooker Adam Cooper and centre Chris Hurley.
Almost mirroring that, Tathra will look to fullback Tye Dowdle, while Lock Dylan Shaw, prop Angus Ashcroft and centre Max Navarette line up for headline clashes with their opposites.
"They're some really talented players who could have a big influence on the outcome of what should be an excellent game of rugby league," Mr Wilton said.
Mr Wilton said the Roosters and Sea Eagles had both pulled together rosters when they faced a lot of uncertainty around a potential competition earlier this year.
"Both clubs should be congratulated on their fortitude and resilience to get teams on the field in difficult circumstances," he said.
"At times it became a week-to-week proposition and they should be commended for boasting strong and energetic teams."
Spectators are welcome, but there is a maximum capacity of 500 with entry at the gate near the McDonalds end of the ground only.
Everyone is urged to bring their own camp chair or picnic rug and be mindful of social distancing measures.
Under COVID-19 regulations, fans are reminded they will not be able to take the field at the completion of play.