It was a battle for the ages.
Local high school students lined up against Macarthur police officers for an Oztag match last week.
The stoush was organised by community-building organisation, Big Yellow Umbrella.
Youth service facilitator MacKenzie Edgington said the event was a huge success.
"The students are keen to make it like a State of Origin kind of thing and make it the best of three matches," she said.
"We also had great feedback from the cops that came down to play the game."
Officers from Camden and Campbelltown police area commands started out with an impressive lead but the young team came out on top.
The final score was 15-13.
The event was held at Narellan Vale's Elizabeth Reserve.
Ms Edgington said it was a great way for young people to interact with police.
"It was an opportunity for us to create a space where young people could interact with officers," she said.
"We hope to help build some respect and relationships with police before they reach 18 - it's a bit of early intervention but in a fun way."
Teens from Elizabeth Macarthur High School, Magdalene Catholic College and Elderslie High School played in this round.
"We hope to expand it with more young teams and maybe a university team as well," Ms Edgington said.
"I think it was a great success."
Ms Edgington said the organisation was grateful to the police officers who volunteered to play.
"They all came to play on their day off," she said.
"One of the officers only got of night shift at 6am and still came out at 11am to play.
"We are very grateful to the officers who spent time with these kids."