NOT since their time with the Dragons under 20s side have former Albion Park-Oak Flats teammates Adam Clune and Drew Hutchison stepped onto a rugby league field together.
Clune, since then, has gone onto establish himself as the St George Illawarra's halfback of the future, while Hutchison has moved onto the Sydney Roosters - following a brief stint in the United Kingdom with the Leigh Centurions.
That will all change when the pair run onto a ground they both know very well - WIN Stadium for the Dragons and Roosters' round 13 clash on Thursday.
One man that knows both of the Group Seven products well is current Dragons coach Paul McGregor.
"Both Adam and Drew know each other really well, through their time in the touch footy and junior rugby league ranks," McGregor said.
"The both know each other's game quite well and it's going to be exciting to see them matched up, once Drew is introduced off the bench.
"And for Drew to come back to WIN Stadium, as a local junior, I'm sure there's a bit on extra motivation for him come Thursday."
While Thursday will mark Drew's first appearance in 2020 for the tri-colours, it will also act as Clune's return fixture to the Red V, after missing the loss to South Sydney due to concussion.
Clune's selection alongside Ben Hunt saw Corey Norman dropped for the first time this season.
"Both Corey and Adam's preference is to play on the left side of the field, so we thought the function of the team could improve if we made the tough decision," McGregor, who admits this change has been brewing for a couple of weeks, said.
"Corey has been below his best and we want to give him time to work on his game.
"This way he can look at what he wants to get out of the game and where we need to improve - especially in terms of game management.
"As a selection committee, we thought it was best to start an experience half [Hunt] alongside Clune, who is returning from a HIA, and see how that goes in the early exchanges."
McGregor, who shut down the "unfair" claims regarding Norman and the potential return of Gareth Widdop, and his side are looking forward to playing the premiers - especially with Anzac Day silverware on the line.
"I thought the last game we played against them was played the right way by both sides," he said.
"It was very physical and a tight contest for a long period of time.
"Obviously the scoreline went the wrong way at the end of the game but we are certainly looking forward to playing the premiers - you train hard each week to play against the best teams.
"On top of that, it's an honour to be able to pay our respects to all the servicemen and women during this Anzac clash.
"Obviously we missed out on that occasion earlier in the year but I know much it will mean to all the boys to run out there on Thursday and be a part of a special match like this."
The match, kicking off at 7.50pm, will coincide with the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War's conclusion is also to come on August 15.