The East Maitland Griffins will chase their third straight victory as they seek revenge on cross-city rivals the West Maitland Red Dogs at Coronation Oval on Saturday.
The Griffins have back-to-back wins on the board in the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby League A-Grade competition but have yet to get past the Red Dogs this year.
The Red Dogs won their earlier encounter 16-10 at King Edward Park and the Griffins will attempt to return the favour this time around.
The Griffins (13 points) are sitting in fifth position on the competition ladder and are within sight of Windale (14) and Shortland (16) while the Red Dogs (8) need this result to keep their semi-final aspirations alive.
Elsewhere in all age rugby league this weekend Paterson River are at home against Carrington on Saturday afternoon while Dungog, Raymond Terrace and Thornton Beresfield are all away.
And in D-grade, Clarence Town host Abermain in another local derby on Saturday while Woodberry and Hinton will be in familiar territory on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
West Maitland v East Maitland at Coronation Oval on Saturday at 3pm
Carrington v Dungog at Connolly Park on Saturday at 2pm
Paterson River v Carrington at Paterson Showground on Saturday at 2.30pm
Lambton v Raymond Terrace at Ford Oval at Saturday at 3pm
Stroud v Thornton Beresfield at Stroud Showground on Saturday at 6pm
Clarence Town v Abermain at Clarence Town Park on Saturday at 1.30pm
Woodberry v Kotara at Fred Harvey Oval on Saturday at 2.30pm
Hinton v Gloucester at Hinton Park on Sunday at 1pm