It's their most important Blowes Clothing Cup game of the season but Orange Emus will be forced to play it behind enemy lines.
Saturday's grand final rematch against defending premiers Bulldogs has been switched to Bathurst's Ann Ashwood Park after the struggling surface at Endeavour Oval was deemed unsuitable to play on.
While the home turf isn't travelling well right now, the goal for president Campbell Hedley, as well as the rest of the club, is to bring the ground up to scratch in time for a finals series where Emus are in the box seat to host multiple fixtures.
"We wanted to give Endeavour the best chance to recover and be good for the finals," Hedley said.
"We'll be working with Central West Rugby to make sure we've got the best chance of hosting and we're obviously in a good spot on the table to be doing that.
"The aim for us is to try to nurse the ground until we figure out how to deal with it in the off-season."
Something Hedley doesn't want to see is a repeat of the 2016 season where games continued to be played at the field regardless of the deteriorating surface.
We've got to play the cards we're dealt... we're not going to throw a hissy fit in the middle of a pandemic.Emus president Campbell Hedley
"We just kept playing on it and that created a lot of problems for us after the season... it was an expensive process for us," he said.
There was a push for the game to be moved to another venue in town but outside smaller fields, nothing was available.
"Wade Park was booked out by the league players and other than suburban grounds, we couldn't book anything," he said.
"Our opposition's got a pristine field that's marked and set. There were some players and coaches who were disappointed but we're back at City next week so we're not travelling for two weeks in-a-row."
While Hedley's optimistic that Endeavour Oval will host finals games in 2020, he's not going to kick up a fuss if it isn't and trusts those in charge to make the right decisions.
"Tinky [Matt Tink] has always been really open and we'll just defer to him," he said.
"We realise there are some challenges and moving a semi final away from your home ground a disadvantage but at the same time, we'll get all those passionate fans traveling.
'We've got to play the cards we're dealt... we're not going to throw a hissy fit in the middle of a pandemic."