Former NRL player Jayson Bukuya will headline the Dubbo CYMS squad taking part in the President's Cup but his impact on the club is expected to be just as great off the field as it is on it.
Fiji international Bukuya only announced his retirement from the NRL last month will be lacing up the boots again for the Fishies when the cup - a competition pitting country and city sides against each other - kicks off on July 18.
And while Bukuya's experience and ability will be vital against such a high-calibre of competition, CYMS captain-coach Jarryn Powyer said the long-term benefits will outweigh that.
"You don't get guys at a higher level out here," Powyer said.
"The impact he brings will be from the under 6s through to first grade.
"From all I've heard he loves community work and working with kids and that's the bigger picture here.
"He's a strong, positive role model and you can't really put a price on that."
Bukuya, a back-rower who played 186 games in his NRL career, isn't the only new faces at the club for the President's Cup campaign.
Rumours have been flying in recent days and while there has been talk with plenty of players a number are yet to be confirmed.
And while more marquee players are expected to arrive, a number of former CYMS players and St John's juniors will also be returning.
Tony Pellow is one of those who will be back in green and white after the COVID-19 pandemic ruined his plans of playing in France this year.
Pellow was electric in the Illawarra competition last season and earned a deal with French club Carcassonne but was forced to make the move back to Dubbo once the lockdown was enforced.
Other Fishies products who are without matches in NRL lower grades or who have seen their competitions cancelled for this year could also be offered a spot in the squad for the new endeavour.
But despite all that, Powyer insists there's still a place for club regulars.
"We've got a massive squad but after a decent pre-season the boys went into a hibernation and some have come back out of knick," Powyer said, after the side had a brief training run on Wednesday night.
"Injuries and stuff like that are expected in this so we'll hold on to a large squad but it's a 17-man group on game day.
"But it reaches further than the club. There's a lot of young men not doing anything and we want to provide for them.
"Anyone who was around the club can come back and train and a chance could come up."
CYMS will take on the Western Rams, Maitland Pickers, North Sydney Bears, Wentworthville Magpies, Glebe-Burwood Wolves, and Hills Bulls in the President's Cup while there is a chance another side from Group 4 could also enter in the coming days.
We're in and we're keen to give it out best shot and the expectation is to win.Jarryn Powyer
Those sides are also expected to feature plenty of NRL experience and Powyer knows it will be a step up for his side.
"It's flattering to be offered a position and the NSW Rugby League and Western Division were all for it and happy to support us," he said.
"But we've got a massive job ahead and this is the next level to anything we've done.
"We've got our work cut out for us but typical of this region everyone is keen to rip and have a crack."
And given the club is one used to success, Powyer added the expectations won't be changing.
"A lot of people are taken aback when they hear about the challenge in front of us but it's better to try and fail than fail to try," he said.
"We're in and we're keen to give it out best shot and the expectation is to win."