SMW Rovers will look to build on a strong second half of 2017 when they face Hawkesdale-Macarthur to open the season on Saturday.
The Bulldogs were one of the form teams late last season and some added firepower up forward should see them take another step in their development towards a finals spot.
The visitors will go into the match confident of getting the points against Hawkesdale-Macarthur after a strong season on the track.
With a near-full list to choose from, coaches Kane Tolliday and Louis Franc will have a good chance of getting off to a winning start in 2018.
Hawkesdale-Macarthur have been talked up during the offseason but SMW Rovers should go into the match as favourites to get the points.
First bounce for the round one clash is set for 2.15pm at Macarthur Recreation Reserve.