GROUP 3 will do battle with Group 2 this weekend in what is sure to be a heated representative showdown.
The best of the best have been selected with G3 coach Phil Trembath having many talented players at his disposal for the clash at Coffs Harbour tomorrow.
Leading the team will be Port Sharks captain-coach Matt Shipway. He will be joined by outstanding Wauchope Blues utility Beau Kettle, young Port City Breakers star Trae Clark and a host of others from the region.
Trembath was confident his side could perform despite a few changes from last years squad.
"We have a few new faces and a talented squad so although we've lost a few players we don't lose anything with what we have gained," he said.
"Some players may feel they were unlucky to miss out and rightfully so but it just shows the depth we have and the talent we have in the group."
With such a formidable squad Trembath has just one goal in mind at the moment and that's to get over the top of Group 2.
"Whatever we achieve after that is a bonus," he said.
"There is that rivalry there between the two sides. We have had the wood over them for a couple of years and we want to keep it that way."
Kettle is a late inclusion to the initial squad named while Nick McCabe was ruled out, meaning Clark will slot into the five-eighth role.
"Trae will start at five-eighth and although he's more accustomed to the fullback role he can certainly play well in the halves," Trembath said.
"Naturally, you like to single out blokes that you know are going to perform but we can't do that. It's going to be a team effort.
"Group 2 have a great halves combination and they are going to be strong across the board."