Walcha's Sam Payne will wind back the clock at Moree on Saturday.
The former NSW and Australian half-back will join a host of the games' greats in the Wallaby gold again when the Classic Wallabies make their first visit to the region.
More than 3,000 people are expected to pack Weebolla Oval to see the likes of Mat Rogers, Lote Tuqiri, David Croft, Radike Samo, and Justin Harrison take on a Central North Barbarians outfit.
Established in 1990, the Classic Wallabies' program serves several purposes including providing ex-players a pathway to stay involved in the game and assist with the transition into life after rugby, and support the growth and development of the game at a grassroots level.
"Obviously what the Classics are trying to do is try and take rugby back into a lot of these country areas.
"A lot of it is around the kids," Payne said.
As part of the visit the former Aussie stars will visit schools and conduct junior coaching clinics.
"It's a good way for some of these ex-players to give back a bit," he said.
The Moree game will be the second time the Walcha livestock agent has laced up the boots for the Classic Wallabies after playing in the Orange game last November.
"It's a good fun day and a way of promoting rugby in these country areas," he said.
Making his debut against Wales in 1996, Payne was capped seven times for his country and played his last test against Argentina in 1997.
And while he enjoyed pulling on the jersey again, he joked the main thing he was happy about was to "get through it without getting injured".
"Everyone's still pretty competitive," he said.
The showpiece of what will be a jam-packed day of action, with the on-field action running from 12.30pm, the game will pit Payne against a few Rams with Simon Newton, Henry King and Dom Bower set to line up for the Barbarians, who will be led by Moree's Damian Kelly and feature a cast of past and current Central North stars.
"I think it might be a bit of a stacked side," he quipped after hearing who is going to be lining up against them.
The Wallabies side also includes former Robb College flyer Francis (Frankie) Fainifo.
Classic Wallabies: Mat Rogers, Lote Tuqiri, David Croft, Radike Samo, Mark Chisholm, Sean Hardman, Justin Harrison, Laurie Weeks, Sam Payne, Patrick McCutcheon, DeWet Roos, Frankie Fainifo, Nick Gregorski, Michael Hayes, Doug McNicholl, Nathan Ashley, Gene Fairbanks, Mitchell Adams (mentee position), Josh Walker (mentee position).
Central North Barbarians: John Adams, James Gall, Angus Smith, Damien Kelly (captain), Mick Grant, Matthew Wannan, Jamie Sampson, Ben Williams, Ben Carrigan, Jordan Cosh, Cameron Rodgers, Heath Riggs, Sylvester Joseph, Ben Colley, Nick Smith, Damien Meppem (Moree), Andrew Collins, Jack Shelton, Andrew Meppem, Bart Leach (Pirates), Matt Hannay, Jamie Mitchell (Gunnedah), Simon Newton, Henry King, Dom Bower (Walcha), Matt Schwager, Matt McDonnell (Narrabri), Josh Whale (Scone), Joe DeDassell, Chad Makim (Inverell).