The Royal Australian Navy will be looking to square the ledger against the Albany Sharks when they travel for the second annual exhibition match on Saturday at Collingwood Park.
The inaugural match last year coincided with the Anzac centenary commemorations and attracted a strong crowd of about 500 to Collingwood Park.
The Sharks went on to win the match by 38 points, the first time the league side had tasted a win before their first premiership points in round 15 last season.
With hope of turning the match into an annual event, the Navy will return better prepared for the clash, according to team manager Matt Vaisey.
“This year we have done a fair bit of training for about six to eight weeks, so I would say as a team we are better prepared,” he said.
The Navy team will be coached by Leading Seaman Simon Horner, who starred last year as the team’s ruckman.
Sharks senior coach Alan Smallwood said the club’s players had also been preparing for the match.