The Moruya Sharks are back at Ack Weyman Oval for the first time in more than a month this weekend, as they take on the Cooma Stallions after a two-week break.
It marks the first time the Sharks have played at home since their 30-28 victory over the Batemans Bay Tigers on Sunday, May 12.
The reserve-grade side will kick off the day at 12.30pm, followed by first-grade at 2pm.
The reserves lost to the Candelo-Bemboka Panthers 22-14 in their last match, and are struggling in seventh place on the ladder.
Club secretary John Cornall said the Sharks would be tested by last year’s premiers.
“When they click, they can beat anyone,” he said.
“They’re going to be very tough this weekend.”
The Sharks have had two weeks off with the bye and the long weekend, but aren’t expecting any players back from injury.
“No new players,” Cornall said. “Pat McMahon is close, but not ready just yet.
“He’s hoping to return to the side a little later in the season.”
The Sharks currently sit in second place on the Group 16 ladder, just one point behind the Bega Roosters.
“The way we look at it, if we keep winning, the last game against the Roosters will decide the minor premiership,” Cornall said.
“It’s going to be hard to keep winning though, because there’s not much between the sides this year.
“Any team can beat any other team on their day.”
In other Group 16 match-ups, third-place Bombala will host fourth-place Merimbula-Pambula on Saturday afternoon.
The Bega Roosters will look to build on their solid season when they play the Narooma Devils on Sunday.
The Batemans Bay Tigers have the bye.