It still remains to be seen what exactly the NSW Country Eagles will produce on the field on Saturday but one thing which is certain is the side's passion.
The Eagles open the 2019 National Rugby Championship at Dubbo's Apex Oval this weekend, the season starting with a NSW derby clash with the Sydney Rays.
The side only came together only this week, and coach Rob Taylor knows he has very little time to get the squad firing ahead of Saturday.
Taylor himself hasn't had a whole lot of time to look at the Dubbo game, as his focus had previously been on the Shute Shield and a Sydney University side which won the title just last weekend.
"The main challenge is to keep things simple but effective," Taylor said.
"We've got to strip back what's been going around their heads after seven months or detail and get it back to a blank page and work on what's most important.
"We'll look at what's important and get a team performance out of that."
Basic attacking play, the set piece, and a focus on territory is the kind of things Taylor has looked at this week, but more important than all that is producing some country fans can be proud of.
The first thing Taylor said to his side in camp this week related to passionate bush fans and the opportunity to not only entertain them this weekend, but also inspire.
"It's something I've stressed to the players. It's a privilege to play for the Eagles," he said.
"We're taking a game to the country fan base and it's important the players get their heads around that.
"We might not click until we put on the jerseys but we've certainly spoken about how important this is.
"We want to make them [fans] proud and get them off their seats, enjoying the game, and have boys and girls walking away say that's why they love rugby or why they want to play rugby."
The Eagles squad features a number of western area products, with the biggest name being Coonamble junior and Wallabies representative Ned Hanigan.
Hanigan is co-captain of a side which also includes Cowra junior Harry Johnson-Holmes and Orange's Jack Grant.
"Ned will lead the forwards and he's had an immediate impact," Taylor said.
"He's created a buzz and that's infectious.
"In terms of players who you want to work with Ned is right up there and he's already made it clear about how passionate he is about heading back to Dubbo."
Like every other coach in the competition, Taylor has his eyes on NRC glory.
But for him this campaign is also about so much more.
Orange City junior Grant is one of a number of young Shute Shield players in the squad and Taylor hopes the experience within the coaching staff and playing group can help the younger ones reach a new level.
"We want players to finish the NRC better than when they first came into it," the coach said.
"It's a really good opportunity to advance knowledge and skills.
"At the end of the day it's about winning but we really want to develop players on and off the field and push them towards Super Rugby."
The Eagles take on the Rays at 12pm on Saturday.