Newtown has shot out of the cannon early in the RSL-Whitney Cup season but the Tigers face their biggest test so far this weekend.
The new-look Newtown sits top of the table after two rounds with two wins to its name, one of those a bonus point victory.
On Saturday the Tigers meet RSL-Colts in a one-day fixture at No. 3 Oval.
Colts have also won two-from-two and sit level with CYMS in what has already become a split competition.
The top three sides are all undefeated while the bottom three are yet to win a match, meaning there is 15 points between third and fourth.
Things will change this weekend with one of Newtown and Colts to suffer a first defeat, while either Rugby or Macquarie will score a breakthrough victory.
Newtown has been tipped by many as the side to beat this summer but Saturday will be a massive test against a vastly experienced Colts outfit which has seen off many threats in the past.
The likes of Ben Patterson, Skinner brothers Mat and Steve, Wayne Dunlop and Dan Holland have all fired for the Tigers already but how they perform against a Colts side also benefiting from strength in depth will give a real indication of the side’s potential.
The other game this round sees CYMS take on Souths.
The Cougars have overpowered both Macquarie and Rugby this season, with Ben Strachan the standout individual in the competition up to this point.
Strachan will again look to fire against a Souths batting lineup which still features plenty of power. Captain Mitch Bower leads the way while Corey McDean and Angus Norton have also shown glimpses of top form so far this summer.
The Cougars will be without Ben O’Donnell and Matt Ellis this weekend.
CYMS and Souths will do battle at No. 1 Oval.
All matches start at 1pm on Saturday afternoon.