It'll be a bumper opening fortnight for defending premiers Bathurst Bulldogs, who will finally get their 2020 Blowes Clothing Cup campaign underway next month.
The competition was originally meant to get underway back in April, but due to the coronavirus, it was postponed indefinitely before Central West Rugby Union agreed earlier this month to a return date.
The draw for the competition was released last Friday, with Bulldogs to travel away to face Dubbo Kangaroos in the opening weekend on July 18, before hosting Orange Emus in the grand final rematch on July 25 at Ann Ashwood Park.
Bulldogs vice president Pip McIntosh said the club is hoping to make the Emus matchday a big occasion.
"Our committee is trying to organise it as a reunion weekend for some of the 2010 premiership guys and a couple of old premierships too," he said.
"I'm hoping to get that as a memorial day, so that'll be an exciting day.
"We've had some great clashes with Emus over the last few years. It's something we look forward to.
"They're a great club, a very social club and we enjoy their company, but we'll enjoy the clashes on the field too. It's something to look forward to for sure."
This year's Blowes Clothing Cup competition will only feature five teams, after the Cowra Eagles withdrew last week.
It leaves the Bulldogs, Dubbo, Orange Emus, Orange City and Parkes Platypi to battle it out for the premiership.
While the Bulldogs will be hoping to claim back-to-back premierships in 2020, McIntosh said he's just happy to see the players get a game.
"There's been various stages [where we thought the season would be cancelled] because it's been a crazy time," he said.
"I'm just happy the players will get time to get out and play. It reminds us why we play the game.
"It's not necessarily about winning or losing. It's about the friendship and the bonds you make and they'll get the opportunity to have some fun too."
After the Emus showdown, Bulldogs will host the Forbes Platypi on August 1, before a bye the following week and then travelling to Pride Park to face Orange City on August 15 to complete the first round.
The top four teams will contest the finals, with first place hosting fourth place in one semi-final on Saturday, September 19, while the second-best team will host the third-best team on Sunday, September 20.
The two winners will clash in the grand final on Saturday, September 19, with the highest-ranked team hosting the match.