A LARGE crowd is expected to attend a gala day featuring the Keech Australia-backed Bendigo Miners rugby union team in Ballarat on Saturday.
St Patrick's College will host a gala rugby day featurning many schoolboy games.
A crowd of more than 1000 is tipped to be there.
Finale to the day is the Ballarat and Bendigo clash.
Bendigo is second on the ladder and Ballarat is fifth.
When these clubs last met, the Miners scored a convincing 36-10 win. Bendigo will be without try-scoring wizard Josh Drahm for this match.
Play kicks off at 2pm at St Patrick’s College.
The Miners scored a 36-15 win on Monash University's turf last round.