Wally and Angus Davidson were helping out with shearing this week, but it's Inverell they will be out to put the comb through on Saturday as Walcha look to rebound from their horror first round.
Well-beaten by Pirates it was far from the start the 2019 runners-up were hoping for. But for the brothers it was a pretty memorable day, playing first grade together for the first time.
"It was really special," Wally said.
"It was a shame we didn't get the result .... but it was good to run out with Gussy."
"He played really well I thought too, which is good.
"He's only a young kid and against a big side like that, but he held his own."
The two had previously played a couple of games together in reserve grade back in 2019.
Three years Wally's junior, Angus (19) said learning he was going to be making his first grade debut was a bit of a shock, and admitted to a few nerves before kick-off.
But once he got out there and "got the feel of it" he was pretty good.
Graduating from Calrossy last year, he found himself packing down against a couple of his former teachers in Bart Leach and Conrad Starr. Starr also used to coach him.
He could have easily been playing alongside them instead, with Walcha a long way from the family farm at Somerton.
"I went to school in Armidale and a few of my friends were from Walcha so I went up there just for a training run and just brought into the culture and loved it," Wally explained when asked how he ended up at the Rams.
His first season with them was in 2018, Angus joining him a season later.
About an hour-and-a-half commute they usually try to get to training on Thursday.
"It's not too bad," Wally said of the travel.
"We've got a couple of neighbours that play for us as well so we get a car load to go up there, it's really good."
Last year was bit of a breakout season for the 22-year old.
Not a traditional No.8 as far as size - he was actually a five-eighth when he was younger - he was consistently among the Rams best and was a standout in their grand final triumph over the Harbour Knights.
"It was good. The threw me a heap of trust and just let me to go out there and play like a like playing, which is eyes up footy and getting to run around," he said.
"And I had good forwards laying a good platform for me so I could get out of the picking and driving and just run lines off the half-back and five-eighth."
Angus is likewise a backrower.
Their passion for footy isn't the passion the brothers share.
They also love the farming life and own and run a white suffolk stud as part of the family's operation at "Clermont Park".
After enduring a couple of tight years through the drought, Wally said things are picking up. They currently have about 270 ewes, and late last year sold just over 90 rams.
"Dad doesn't let us get too big otherwise we have to pay agistment," he joked.
He said it is great to have Angus home working with him now too, the dynamic working pretty well.
"Gus does most of the sheep work and I do most of the tractor work," he said.
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