Both Demon Knights' coach Evan Quaife and The Armidale School's coach Richard Newton admitted they didn't know too much about the other side in the lead up to their round two clash.
But they are both expecting the other side to display plenty of class.
"I daresay they will be young, fit and fast," Quaife said.
"They will probably be skillful and well-drilled.
"I just want us to go in with a bit more intensity [against Souths] than we did last weekend and not take things lightly."
Similarly, Newton said it will be "intriguing to see where we sit" after scoring a 1-all draw with Inverell in the opening round.
"It is a tricky one because these teams that have been in the Premier League we know very little about because we have the first division in town," he said.
"I think we enter the game with a bit of uncertainty with what we are going to be against but at the same time, feeling pleased with our preparation in how our team looks.
"It will be interesting to see how it works out.
"We are hoping to give them a run for their money."
No matter what they come up against, Quaife would like his team to improve against the student side after his team were beaten 2-1 by South Armidale Yellow.
"In my eyes once you are 1-nil up against 10 men you shouldn't lose the game," he said.
"In the second-half, we didn't deserve to win. Souths were all over us.
"Souths were just hungry and moved the ball and worked off the ball particularly well."
Newton was positive about his team's first round efforts.
"We think it was a good start last weekend with a 1-all draw against Inverell," he said,
"We stuck to our game plan and it was a good, tight game so we came away feeling very positive about how things looked."
Both teams will be down on troops with DK's Naran Singh out injured and TAS missing players through representative athletics commitments.