Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Ahhh, Dean Martin's Christmas hit. But will it be blaring out of the Sydney Roosters' speakers as their bus travels down the Hume Highway?
Canberra might've snowed itself out by Sunday afternoon for the blockbuster between the Raiders and Roosters at Canberra Stadium.
But it swirled around Manuka Oval for the AFL game between the GWS Giants and Hawthorn on Friday night as the mercury dipped to two degrees. Minus seven if you want to listen to what it "feels like".
It brought back memories of the Raiders' clash against Wests Tigers at Canberra Stadium 19 years ago.
More snow was predicted to fall overnight.
Roosters coach Trent Robinson said he wasn't worried about the weather. Said Canberra Stadium wasn't a fortress either.
Raiders legend Gary Belcher hoped the visitors would be confronted by a Green Machine winter castle.
But it looks like the Bondi hipsters will be greeted with a balmy 10 degrees at kick off.
"How cold's it going to be? Freezing?" Belcher asked.
"We want it to be minus two. I'm thinking about the discomfort of the Roosters."
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said they got through their captain's run unscathed - despite the cold.
Despite his English heritage, second-rower Elliott Whitehead needed to rug up for the session - a beanie and scarf for good measure.
Stuart said the conditions would be tough for both teams - even his contingent of Poms.
"It's cold for everybody. It's like having to go to Queensland and having to play in 25 degrees at the moment," he said.
"It's difficult whether it's hot or cold. It makes it uncomfortable for everyone.
"Even the Pommies are cold mate so we know it's cold. Once the ball's kicked off that will be forgotten and it's a matter of who can play their best game on the day."
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Stuart was in Sydney playing for the Canterbury Bulldogs when the snow fell at Canberra Stadium back in 2000.
But he was back in Canberra to witness the scenes at Manuka Oval.
Asked if it bolstered the case for an indoor stadium, Stuart said it would be wonderful for all Canberrans.
"This weekend is a prime example of why a closed stadium for our fans would be ideal in this climate," Stuart said.
"It's a difficult climate and it's what makes Canberra special. It's just something that we get on with.
"It would be wonderful to be able to look after our fans and our players with an upmarket, modern, new stadium."
But he wouldn't be drawn on whether star centre Joey Leilua would play and make his return from career-threatening neck surgery.
Leilua trained on Saturday and has been named in the 19 - which will be reduced by two an hour before kick-off.
It means Leilua will at least warm up with the Green Machine and won't play for the Mounties against the Bulldogs in the NSW Cup at Blacktown on Sunday.
NRL ROUND 21
Sunday: Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters at Canberra Stadium, 2pm. Tickets available from Ticketek.
Raiders squad: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Bailey Simonsson, 3. Jarrod Croker (C), 4. Nick Cotric, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. Aidan Sezer, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson (C), 10. Sia Soliola, 11. John Bateman, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Joe Tapine. Interchange: 14. Siliva Havili, 15. Dunamis Lui, 16. Corey Horsburgh, 17. Ryan Sutton, 19. Joey Leilua, 20. Emre Guler.
Roosters squad: 1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Latrell Mitchell, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Brett Morris, 6. Luke Keary, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Sam Verrills, 10. Isaac Liu, 11. Angus Crichton, 12. Mitchell Aubusson, 13. Victor Radley. Interchange: 14. Nat Butcher, 15. Zane Tetevano, 16. Poasa Faamausili, 17. Sitili Tupouniua, 20. Matt Ikuvalu, 21. Lachlan Lam.