Head on down to your local right now and there's probably three blokes sitting around the bar talking about two things; State of Origin and State of Origin.
It's impossible to avoid.
It's a sporting beast like no other in the country and, whether you like your footy or not, three times a year rugby league captivates the entire nation.
Will Fittler stick with Maloney and Cleary despite the Panthers absolutely horrible form? Will James Roberts be picked out of reserve grade? Which one out of Cameron Murray and Victor Radley will Freddy go with? Is Queensland even a chance?
For the record, I think Cleary will hold his place but Maloney is no chance. Roberts will battle to play NRL again this year let alone origin and I'd run with Cameron Murray - his play-the-ball speed with Damien Cook at dummy-half is a real weapon. And, no, the Maroons have no chance.
But, still, those three blokes at the bar will wax lyrical about the game, all three games in this year's series in fact, and who should and shouldn't be picked until kick-off for game one on June 5.
Speculating is fun, especially when it comes to team selections.
For the Blues, I'd go with Tedesco, Add-Carr, Mitchell, Croker, Cotric, Keary, Cleary, Klemmer, Cook, Trbojevic, Cordner, Frizell, Murray; Crichton, Wighton, Matterson and Haas.
But that's just me. I'm not here to throw another NSW side down your throat. There's 35 picked every week already.
I am, however, here to throw one hypothetical outfit down your throat - well, two in the next two weeks, in fact.
Western will hold its annual Group 10 and Group 11 clash at Forbes on June 15 so let's delve into who will be lining up alongside who in a couple of weeks.
It's not State of Origin, not by a long shot, but there's plenty of feeling in this game and winning means a lot, to both groups, make no mistake about that.
There's pride in both jumpers and with Group 10 getting one back on the red and black group in 2018, I expect Group 11 to come out firing on home soil in this year's clash.
So who'll line-up for Group 10?
The level of footy this season has risen, there's no doubt about that. Just about every side has improved, across the board, and last week's Orange Hawks and Bathurst Panthers game was as good as it gets in the first half of the season.
There will be changes - Sam Dwyer has moved back to Group11, Josh Rainbow has retired, Jeremy Gordon is still out injured, as are Chris Grevsmuhl and Tom Satterthwaite.
But who's standing out? If you had to pick a Group 10 team to play tomorrow who'd be in it?
1 COREY BROWN (Orange Hawks)
Thrust at the back by Hawks to start the year and has proven a revelation in the number one. Can find space, seemingly at will.
2 LEE McCLINTOCK (Cowra Magpies)
Was the best player in last year's grand final despite being in a losing side and has been terrific for Cowra so far in 2019.
3 LACHIE MUNRO (Orange CYMS)
Can just about play anywhere in the backline but is probably at his best in the three-quarter line.
4 CORIN SMITH (Mudgee Dragons)
Back to his best? Maybe not just yet but the signs for the prolific Dragons' try-scorer at good.
5 JORDAN BAKER (Orange Hawks)
Leads the Group's try-scoring stakes, coming off the back of a bumper year on the end of Hawks' backline in 2018, too. One of the best finishers in Group 10.
6 WILLIE HETA (Orange Hawks)
When he's hot he plays at a level no one else in the competition can touch. Phenomenal.
7 JACK LITTLEJOHN (Mudgee Dragons)
Played NRL in 2017. Played Super League last year. Would handle a Group game on his ear.
8 CAM JONES (Orange CYMS)
One out of left field? Not if you've seen Jones play. Takes ALL of CYMS tough runs and invariably carries two or three defenders with him every time.
9 JACK BEASLEY (Mudgee Dragons)
In great touch and super fit. Carving up at the moment.
10 JOSH STARLING (Oberon Tigers)
Leading from the front for the Tigers this season and last week's thumping win over St Pat's may just be the beginning for Starling's Oberon boys.
11 RAKAI TUHEKE (Orange Hawks)
Won the Rams' under 23s best and fairest gong. Best backrower in the comp.
12 JACK SIEJKA (Bathurst Panthers)
Big, strong, runs great lines and has a bit of grub in him. Every pack needs a Jack Siejka.
13 CASEY BURGESS (Mudgee Dragons)
Has been arguably Mudgee's best as the Dragons fire in 2019. An out-and-out workaholic.
14 WARREN WILLIAMS (Cowra Magpies)
Get him out there, tuck it under your arm and run, Woz. Just try and stop him.
15 ETHAN McKELLAR (Orange Hawks)
Captained Western's under 23s this year and is easily one of the best props running around the bush. Extremely tough.
16 RICHIE PECKHAM (Oberon Tigers)
A familiar face for Group 11 rivals. Peckham has been killing it at hooker for Oberon and can obviously play in the halves as well.
17 BRENT SEAGER (Bathurst Panthers)
Can't not pick him. He's the best.
Next week At The End Of The Day will name a Group 11 side ahead of the Western Division representative day at Forbes on June 15.
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