North Warrnambool Warriors is the most recent example of how fast interest is growing for playing rugby league in south-west Victoria.
Over the past three summers Warrnambool has seen the creation of three new teams emerge eager to tap into the newest sporting craze in the region.
The Warriors are the new faces on the block trying to tap into a growing interest in Australia's most popular rugby code.
Inaugural club president Mania Pompey said the Warriors, who play in the Limestone Coast Rugby League, were born from the spiked interest.
"We were getting a lot of interest from country boys so there was so much interest we decided to create a new team based in Purnim," she said.
"We started talking (and created the foundations of the club) around April."
The Pompey family is already heavily invested in the club with Mania running the club while her two sons - Tahi and Trin - are captain and coach of the men's side.
"We base our team a lot on family so there are a lot of families within our club supporting each other and it's a really good bunch helping run it," Mania said.
The former Melbourne resident, who moved to Warrnambool 10 years ago, can see the club and the sport it was created to participate in is evolving before her eyes.
"It's really starting grow and people are starting to take notice of rugby league, which is great," she said.
"I think (the reason interest is building) it has a lot to do with the camaraderie."
The Warriors opening three games of the 2019-20 LCRL season resulted in losses.
In round one they were beaten by older brother club Gunditjmara Bulls 58-12 while in their second match Blue Lake Knights handed them a 46 to 14 defeat.
On Saturday they were unable to overcome two-time reigning premiers Naracoorte Jets, going down 52-10.
The Warriors did score the first try of the game but the Jets took control soon after.
Warrnambool Raiders, who were hosting the third round of the season at Deakin University on Saturday, were unable to come away with the win on their home deck.
The Blue Lake Knights would emerge with the points after defeating the Raiders 46 to 24.
The Gunditjmara Bulls kicked off proceedings at Deakin and ensured they returned to the winner's list after a shock defeat last weekend. They scored a comprehensive 48-12 victory over Horsham Panthers.
The Panthers were kept to just one try in the first half as the Bulls charged out of the blocks.
Gunditjmara's flurry of tries continued in the second half before the Horsham steadied their ship and added two more of their own before the final whistle.
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