A TEST of experience versus enthusiasm will play out when the annual tradies versus puds rugby league challenge takes place in Moura tonight.
The match, in its fifth year, puts tradesmen against their apprentices in a charity game.
The concept was developed by former maintenance leading hand Anthony Nuske, who organised the inaugural game in 2008 for Dawson maintenance tradies to take on the mine's apprentices, otherwise known as "puds", in a game of rugby league.
This year tradesman and organiser Greg Russell believes it may be the apprentices' turn to take home the trophy for the first time.
"Hopefully this year will be their year," Greg said.
"It has been very close.
"I think there has only ever been one try in it."
Greg said there would be a good response from players this year.
"We have got enough jerseys for 20 a side but if we have more that won't be a problem."
Since the game began five years ago, tradespeople and apprentices from outside the mine have also joined in.
Previously the funds raised at the match have been passed on to the junior and senior rugby league clubs.
This year, the Coal and Country Festival entrant Chelsea Streeter will be the recipient.
Kick off will be at 7.30pm.