Rugby union history will be made in Cootamundra on Saturday with what's believed to be the first grand final here for at least 50 years, and possibly ever.
At 2.30pm at Fisher Park the undefeated Tricolours will kick off against reigning premiers Harden who have "nothing to lose and everything to gain", says Coota president Jeff White.
"We've got a lot of respect for the Harden side, but we're confident our team's depth will get us over the line," Mr White said. "Grand finals are renowned for being 20% faster than any other game, and we're expecting an even bigger roll-up than at our major semi final win on July 27."
There's also a chance history will be made with the attendance of NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian. The club has invited her because one of Coota's new players this season, Sam Bush, is her political adviser. Although his commitments in Sydney have prevented him from coming to most training sessions, Bush has been home most weekends to play.
Mr White said another first this year was that the side has juniors coming through to play in a grand final.
"We've got five juniors playing this year," he said. "Mitch Coleman, Sam Bush, Luke Everley, Isaac Mitchell and Charlie Booth all started at the beginning of the junior Bears."
Play starts at 1pm with boys and girls junior matches, then at 2pm on the sidelines there'll be some special entertainment in the form of Dylan Wilde having his hair and beard shaved off.
Dylan participated in Dry July, boosting his sponsorship support by promising to have his beard shaved off if he passed $2000. When he passed that target with a week to go he offered to have his hair removed as well if he passed $3000.
Coota Tricolours helped him pass the target, and $3000 will be going to the Cancer Council - but any extra money raised between now and Saturday will go to the local CanAssist. Money can be donated on Saturday or in a bucket at the Sutton Street store.