Matt Toole laughs when he says everyone in Group 11 knows the kind of "cheeky" player he is but if there's one person who knows it best it's his brother, Josh.
It's why Josh is expecting to have plenty of chat directed his way when the pair go head-to-head for the first time in a competition match on Sunday.
The clash of the brothers will be one of the many highlights when Dubbo CYMS meets the Macquarie Raiders in the biggest Group 11 derby in close to a decade.
There will be plenty of members of the Toole family in attendance for the occasion at Apex Oval and while it will be a reason to celebrate, neither brother will be backing down on the field.
"We've been talking a bit of smack since the season kicked off so no doubt it will be pretty fiery," CYMS back-rower Josh said.
"He's a little fiery, cheeky player on the field so I know I'm going to have him in my ear most of the game."
Matt, the Raiders halfback, is certain there's going to be plenty of feeling in the match.
"Usually I save it for the field. I'll slip in a few cheeky ones on the field, depending on how the game is going," he said.
"Most of the boys on both sides are pretty good mates. It will be really competitive and I think pretty fiery and you can probably expect some fireworks and then we'll all have a few beers after."
The Raiders haven't beaten CYMS in a first grade match since 2012, the season they last won the competition, and in recent years the Fishies have piled some big scores on their rivals.
Things are expected to be different on Sunday as Macquarie, despite back-to-back losses in its past two matches, appears a vastly stronger side under the leadership of captain-coach Alex Ronayne.
Ronayne and his halfback are among a number of former CYMS players now lining up in the blue of Macquarie.
"It's the first time since I was 18 or 19 that both sides are really competitive," Matt said.
"Macquarie has been growing for a few years and is around the top now so it should be a good weekend."
Josh has spent much of the week in Ballina and there's plenty of family from the North Coast who will be making the trip to Dubbo for Sunday's game.
We know how each other move very well and what we bring to the game so it will be a very interesting contest.Josh Toole
The brothers have played against each other on the rare occasion at knockouts but the bulk of their football has come together with the Bourke Warriors, the side from the far west town where they grew up.
"Alex Ronayne, too," Josh said.
"We played a bit of footy in the backyard growing up, probably every second afternoon.
"We know how each other move very well and what we bring to the game so it will be a very interesting contest."
"It was a big thing in Bourke," Matt added.
"We didn't have a great deal to do so footy, cricket, hockey and any sport we could get our hands on growing up was a big thing.
"We both went to Joey's (St Joseph's College) in Sydney for a bit and played sport there so it's been a big part of our lives."
Both brothers made a point of saying they would go out to put a shot on the other when the match arrives, while Josh has already been planning to make sure his family is on the CYMS bandwagon.
"I've got some CYMS supporter gear at home to give them when they walk into the ground. I'll have to force them into supporting the green and white," he said.
As much as there's going to be talk between the Tooles on Sunday, both remain focused on the task at hand.
There's plenty for motivation for both sides as CYMS is striving for further development and to maintain its unbeaten start to the season while the Raiders are desperate to get back to winning ways and produce the type of performance many have been expecting after a big off-season recruitment drive.
"I think it's a bit frustrating for everyone in the side that we're not performing at where we could be, knowing how many good players the side boasts," Matt said.
"Hopefully we can put it together this weekend."
The stop-start nature of the season has taken a toll on all sides and CYMS coach Shawn Townsend wants his side to begin Sunday's match better than it has been in previous matches.
CYMS was coming off a bye when it was poor against Nyngan and the side heads into Sunday's match having had last week off, as well.
"It's been really hard to gel. We haven't played our best footy yet even with the results we've been having," Josh said.
"We haven't been starting well all season. We've been coming to life in the second half. We say it each week we need to get it in check so we go into this game with the same mentality and the goal for the first half is to set the foundation."
Sunday is a massive day of derby action from 10.30am and the first grade match will kick-off at 2.30pm.
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