Wodonga forward Nick Beattie admits the new-look Myrtleford is a mystery, heading into Saturday night's clash.
The Saints unveiled nine new players in round one, including coach Jake Sharp.
"They are a bit of an unknown, but they've still got some pretty handy players," Beattie said.
Wodonga had been working overtime throughout the off-season on kicking more goals, but it had a quiet start, posting just seven in the 65-point loss to Lavington.
However, the club's traditional grit was on display after trailing by only 13 points at three-quarter time.
Beattie was the only player to kick multiple goals (two), but the club is banking on the return of former interleague forward Tom Johnson to add firepower.
"We needed that extra tall up there, we didn't have that last year, so it's good to have him back," Beattie said.
"I think it will (improve our scoring) with Tom coming in."
Myrtleford will host the match.
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