An unlikely top-of-the-table clash between DELORAINE and Old Launcestonians headlines round four with Kangaroos coach Lochy Dornauf wary of the Blues and new recruit Jordan Tepper.
"We are looking forward to the challenge and we are hoping the match will be won in the midfield but the proof will be in the pudding," he said.
Dornauf's side is set to feature up to three changes, blooding several young players with their under-21s sitting undefeated this season.
Jake Williams, who coach Laine Cleaver named as his side's best player in his two matches, will be a major out for the Blues, with the leader expecting a fast-paced match-up against Deloraine.
"From what people have said and the scores that Deloraine have been producing in their two games, I think they are going to be the benchmark of this comp," Cleaver said.
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"It's going to be a very tough assignment against them down there on their home deck as they are a very skillful side and very well balanced."
After his side struggled to put the Parrots away last weekend, BRACKNELL coach Andrew Philpott is ready to take on pre-season premiership favourites Rocherlea.
"They'll be quite strong, hard to beat and I'm looking forward to the challenge," he said.
Captain Richard Howe will return while Eric Izbicki and Brodie Robinson are in the running to do so as both sides look to continue their winning ways.
Tigers coach Andrew Cox-Goodyer is salivating at the prospect of going head-to-head with Philpott, who doubles as the star forward's employer.
"There's a lot of banter at work through the week, so it would be nice to get over them but I've got a few out this week, so we'll continue to play the young blokes like every previous week," he said.
Sam Maddern was originally set to miss but will now line up for the Tigers with Jordan Cousens battling to return following his absence last week.
Falling to Rocherlea last week, Brodie Tiernan's UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA side took valuable lessons out of the clash and look to apply them against Scottsdale on Saturday.
"We looked at it as learning and gave some of the younger guys a few challenges, knowing that it was going to be a tough night for them but they are going to learn a number of things like how to use their bodies in contests like some of the guys that have played State League for them do," he said.
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Missing six of their front-line players, Tiernan hopes to regain several of them for the Magpies clash while Scottsdale will be out to recover from last week's shock loss to Old Scotch.
Teenager Isaiah Burr was best-on ground for the Magpies last week and has impressed in the early-goings of the season while Longford recruit Daniel Berry has been dangerous up forward.
Coming off the back of an improved performance, MEANDER VALLEY coach Damien Rhind is hoping to continue their form into the Bridgenorth clash.
"Any opportunity we get to play against a premier division side is a great learning experience for us," he said.
"We will look to continue to bring parts of our game plan into to the fore to continue to do the best we can."
Bridgenorth coach Gary Shipton said his crew are out to bridge the gap between their best and worst football.
"We are a pretty young group, so we are going to have a lot of inconsistencies, we just have to try and bridge the gap," he said.
"We had a few things that we nullified from last week's game that we've really got to work on, so we will make sure we work on that this week."
The Parrots will debut another youngster this week as 18-year-old Zach Walker gets his opportunity with Arnie Donnellan out through injury.