THERE will be all shapes and sizes and even an NRL player or two at the annual Lismore Aboriginal knockout rugby league league carnival at Oakes Oval this weekend.
A record 18 teams have entered with the Tabulam Turtle Divers aiming to win it for a third straight year.
Games will be played over two days and there will be $10,000 up for grabs.
Casino junior and current South Sydney five-eighth Cody Walker has played with the Turtle Divers in previous years while the Titans' Tyrone Roberts has also played in the Lismore carnival.
"You really never know who will turn up here,” event organiser Grantley Creighton said.
"Edrick Lee (Canberra Raiders) came last year and he played for the (Ballina) Jordan Bolt Memorial team.
"This field is looking great and the event just keeps growing.
"We started out small at Red Devil Park in Byron Bay then moved on to Crozier Field (Lismore) and now we're over at Oakes.”
A host of local teams will compete against visit- ing sides from Armidale, Kempsey, Moree and Tenterfield.
Cabbage Tree Island has entered two teams with competition regulars Cubawee Connections and Woodenbong team the Muli Muli Warriors.
"Armidale are stepped in history and have a knack of winning the big carnivals,” Creighton said.
"Tabulam are always strong and they'll draw a big crowd of supporters.
"Tweed brings all the best players from up that way and the Muli Muli Warriors always seem in the mix.”
A record crowd of 4500 turned out last year on the first day.
This year the entire competition is being live- streamed for $6 at http:// northernunitedrlfc. com.au/
"It's something we've worked towards this year and it's great that we'll be able to stream it,” Creighton said.
"We're an alcohol free event so it's great to bring in extra income.”
The draw was released last night with games from 8.30am today. Entry is $10 today and $5 tomorrow for the finals.