The Kari City team arrived in Wagga Wagga yesterday ahead of Sunday's clash at McDonald's Park against the VB Country side.
First stop was the Trent Barrett shield where the players got a sideline view of how the game is thriving in the country with over 500 kids participating in rugby league and girls tag.
For West Tigers fullback turned Kari City Origin Winger James Tedesco, his first day in the country was a great reflection of how much this game means to NSW.
It's awesome coming down to Wagga Wagga. The kids love to see us and they are all excited to get our signatures and have a chat, so it's good to get out to a nice country town and see some footy fans," Tedesco said.
Although many of these players pull on the same club jerseys week in and week out, there's no friends this week according to Bulldogs enforcer David Klemmer.
"[The game] is starting to close in now, so I didn't really speak to Josh Jackson when I saw him. I sort of brushed him, game time soon," Klemmer said.
Live coverage will begin with the the VB NSW representative side up against the QLD Residents from 1:30pm on Sunday.
Tickets to the 2015 AAMI Country-City clash, a genuine battle for NSW VB Blues spots, can be purchased both online via Ticketek or through selected Telstra stores in Wagga Wagga. Purchase tickets before game day for as little as $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for a family of four.