NORTHWICH RUFC officials are preparing for the biggest game in the club's history and they want you to stand up and be counted.
Gloucestershire outfit Stroud arrive at Moss Farm on Saturday for the EDF Senior Vase semi-final showdown - the winners earning a place in the final to be played at Twickenham.
Never before has a team from the town appeared at rugby's national stadium and, in recognition of the event, Vale Royal Borough Council has paid for a temporary stand to be built.
Club chairman Sam Naylor is appealing to everyone in Northwich to lend the team their support.
'Everything is gearing up for what is definitely the biggest game in our club's history,' he said.
'It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the lads and we want to make it as special as we can for them.
'We are expecting a big crowd, perhaps up to 1,000. But we really want the whole town to come down and give the team their support.
'To reach Twickenham would be the icing on the cake for what has been a record-breaking season.
'We are favourites for the league and we have a good chance of winning the Cheshire Vase, so we've got a lot to proud of.'
Stroud, who lie fourth in Western Counties North, are reported to have a typically large and powerful pack and should provide the hosts with stiff opposition.
But with Northwich still unbeaten in Cheshire and South Lancs One and playing at home with an almost fully fit squad brimming with confidence, hopes remain high.
'Statistically, we'll be the favourites,' said Naylor. 'They will have a big pack but if we can match them up front and get the ball out wide then we stand a good chance.'
Kick-off on Saturday is 3pm, entry £3 for adults and parking is free. An outside bar and food will be available from 1pm onwards.