The Brumbies' front-row will unleash around half a tonne of power in Thursday's trial games against Melbourne Rebels at Albury's Greenfield Park.
The ACT outfit boasts World Cup representatives Allan Alaalatoa (125kgs), James Slipper (117), Scott Sio (116) and Folau Fainga'a (106).
"I think the battle up front with the forwards is going to be massive," Rebels' prop Cam Orr said.
I think the battle up front with the forwards is going to be massive. They've got an all-Australian front-row and some really strong back-rowers, as well as some up and coming forwards too.Rebels' Cam Orr
"They've got an all-Australian front-row and some really strong back-rowers, as well as some up and coming forwards too."
The two clubs are again expected to be Australia's most dangerous against the powerhouse New Zealand outfits, while the Brumbies fell to Argentinian outfit, the Jaguares, in last year's semi-finals.
The Brumbies won the Australian Conference, while the Rebels finished second.
"We comprise one of the best number eights (Isi Naisarani) in the world and we've got some guys who really know how to control the lineout and control set pieces," Orr said.
"We've also got some real flair in the backline, which is going to get us some go forward and allow us to do our job really well."
The teams will host two trials on Thursday with the first game at 3.45pm, followed by the second at 6pm.
It is the Border's first elite-level match in six years.
"Getting out to Albury is awesome, it's a great place to play and there's great supporters of rugby, which we want to play in front of," Orr said.
ALSO IN SPORT:
The trials are also unique in that they're just a week before the season opener, meaning the respective Australian representatives will have game time, while the rookies are fighting for spots.
"These trials are almost as important as the first game of Super Rugby," Orr explained.
"You have to show the coach that you're up to the challenge."
The Brumbies kick-start their season just eight days after the trials when they host the Queensland Reds, while the Rebels face the daunting Japanese road trip against the Sunwolves on February 1.