Jean Littlewood is used to playing against the Central West Blue Bullettes, however this weekend she will line up for them at the NSW Country Rugby Union Championships.
Littlewood is one of three Dubbo players who was selected in the 25-player squad which will be hoping to defend the Tomson Cup at Tamworth's Scully Park.
"I only just moved to Dubbo at the start of last year and I've always played against the Central West team so I couldn't wait to get out here," she said.
"It's really exciting."
After moving from Port Macquarie to Dubbo, Littlewood said it would be a little weird playing for the Central West side rather than against them.
"I think it will be good at the country champs catching up with some people I know,"
"I always envied the girls when I first started playing because they would know people from all over the state.
"So I'm looking forward to being a bit like that."
Littlewood was selected to play flanker and was pretty pleased when she found out she was selected in a position with so much depth around the region.
"Definitely, I'm pretty excited to get flanker as well there is a lot of good girls going for that position as well," she said.
"We have quite a number of girls from around the region who will make up a good scrum and line-out."
Olivia Creswick and Savannah Dimmock were also selected from the Dubbo Roolettes side and Littlewood could not be happier for her club teammates.
"It was two girls I'm very close to as well," she said.
"I actually played with Olivia [Creswick] for Mid North Coast when we played together in Port so it's exciting we are going to do it again."
When asked what she was looking forward to most, Littlewood felt meeting her squad.
"Probably, just getting to know the people on my team a bit better," she said.
"There from all around the place, there is a lot of commitment with people driving for hours and hours to get to training and rugby is such a mate ship game.
"It's good to get on the paddock with some new people and learn some new skills and play off against some good girls."
The Hunter side is the team Littlewood is predicting to be one of the stronger squads at the country championships.
"The Hunter team recently, last year-this year, started playing in the Sydney comp so they have played a lot of really good games," she said.
"They have a lot of experience playing 15s compared to every other zone which has always been the case but even more so this year."
For many of the squad this could likely be their first time playing the 15-a-side format of the game with the Westfund Ferguson Cup adopting a 12 player per side system.
Central West have the bye in round one due to being the defending champions and will play their first game on Saturday afternoon against highest placed loser of the round one matches.
The women's final will be played at 11:50am Sunday with all matches live streamed via Cluch TV.
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