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This Saturday the Sydney Roosters take on the St. George Dragons for the inaugural John Peard Cup.
The game will be contested by selected A-grade players who participate in the clubs respective junior league competitions.
Hurstville Oval will be the venue for the match, which is anticipated to be an annual fixture.
Peard, an ex-International, well remembered for being the greatest exponent of the "bomb", played for both clubs during the 70?s, will be in attendance on the day and will present the cup to the winning team.
Peard commented, "It is a new initiative for both clubs and it rewards those players who genuinely play for the love of our great game."
The game will commence at 3.00pm and spectators are most welcome. Preceding the fixture will be an under 15?s match between the Dragons Development Squad and the Toowoomba RLFC Touring side commencing at 1.45pm.