It stands as one of Goulburn's most famous attractions but even Jarrod Croker must be growing tired of the sight of the Big Merino come game day.
But the Canberra Raiders captain can rest easy, if only for a fortnight. Because gone are the Raiders' match day treks past Goulburn and onto Sydney. Because finally, the Green Machine is staying home.
The Raiders will end a 112-day wait when they return to Canberra Stadium to face the St George Illawarra Dragons on Friday night.
But the most taxing number Croker and his Raiders teammates have had to deal with over the past few months is a whole lot bigger than that.
Canberra's match day squad has travelled 3501 kilometres on match days alone since the competition restarted in late-May following a coronavirus outbreak which had league officials fearing the NRL's future was on thin ice.
First came the round trip to Melbourne, when heavy fog left the club fearing they would be stranded in Victoria. Then it was a diverted flight and a bus to Campbelltown Stadium.
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Throw in two more bus trips to Campbelltown and another to Parramatta, and you've got more photo opportunities with Goulburn's 50-feet tall concrete ram than just about anyone living outside the Hume Highway stopover.
"It's obviously been a long time since we played at home so it's good to be back. The weather has come back as usual, the Canberra winter," Croker said.
"It's been pretty good for the past two months, the weather, and sure enough this morning it's freezing. It's good to be home.
"Prep-wise, leading into the game is all very similar. We're not staying away before a game, normally you're staying away the night before a game.
"On game day you get a lot more time to relax, go get a coffee, have a stretch, go for a walk, get some lunch, as opposed to getting up, getting ready, getting straight on the bus and travelling down.
"It's just that travel [which takes a toll], on the way it's not as much but on the way home, last week we got home at about 2.30am.
"After a tough loss it's not much fun, the bus is pretty quiet and dark and a lonely sort of place sometimes. It's good we don't have to worry about that for the next two weeks at least."
Croker isn't one for a match day routine - the Goulburn product is a pretty laid back character so you won't find him panicking about superstitions if things start to go awry.
Bench forward Siliva Havili paints a similar picture with little in the way of obsessive superstitions.
Yet there is one clear benefit for him with Raiders on the cusp of slicing their match day commitments down by about six hours - the Green Machine can avoid the mental burnout of being in the zone all day.
"For myself, the [more] time I am away from the game, the more peace and ease of mind I have," Havili said.
"If we were travelling up to Campbelltown, we would be in the game mode four hours before the game. Having that extra two hours to ourselves is something that will help my preparation.
"It's always exciting to play at home. It's been pretty different, our home has been up at Campbelltown over the past few weeks.
"I'm looking forward to getting a extra few hours of sleep and a little bit of a better preparation. It's good to be home."
Horsburgh's season could be over due to a Lisfranc injury while Rapana misses out due to a calf problem, with the latter causing a backline reshuffle with Michael Oldfield and Bailey Simonsson coming into the starting side.
New Zealand international Joe Tapine will fill the void left by Horsburgh after he missed last week's road trip to Parramatta in a vital boost for the hosts as they look to snap a two-game losing streak.
"It's a big addition. Corey does a lot for us as a team and plays some big minutes, but then we have Taps who covers minutes. It's always handy to have a quality player like Taps come back in," Havili said.
"Every game is important for us. We watched tape over the week and we're not far off from where we want to be. We just need to take it game by game.
"We've got to focus on the Dragons, we've got a game plan and hopefully we can execute and get that result we've been wanting.
"I'm expecting a really tough game from them. They've been up and down this season, and they've been put under a lot of pressure from the media with their performances and their coach.
"They're a quality team and when they get things right, they're going to be hard to stop."
But few teams are as hard to stop as the Raiders when they find their rhythm. Perhaps a long-awaited homecoming is just the spark they need.
BY THE NUMBERS
1380km round trip: Flight to Melbourne Airport and bus to the stadium
629.2km round trip: Diverted flight in Sydney and a bus to Campbelltown
468.2km round trip: Bus to Campbelltown in consecutive weeks
555.8km round trip: Bus to Parramatta
NRL ROUND EIGHT
Friday: Canberra Raiders v St George Illawarra Dragons at Canberra Stadium, 6pm.
Raiders squad: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, 2. Bailey Simonsson, 3. Jarrod Croker (c), 4. Michael Oldfield, 5. Nick Cotric, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. George Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson (c), 10. Sia Soliola, 11. Hudson Young, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Joe Tapine. Interchange: 14. Curtis Scott, 15. Emre Guler, 16. Ryan Sutton, 17. Siliva Havili. Reserves: 18. Tom Starling, 19. Dunamis Lui, 20. Matt Frawley, 21. Kai O'Donnell.
Dragons squad: 1. Matthew Dufty, 2. Jason Saab, 3. Euan Aitken, 4. Zac Lomax, 5. Mikaele Ravalawa, 6. Corey Norman, 7. Adam Clune, 8. Blake Lawrie, 9. Cameron McInnes, 10. Paul Vaughan, 11. Tyson Frizell, 12. Tyrell Fuimaono, 13. Trent Merrin. Interchange: 14. Ben Hunt, 15. Josh Kerr, 16. Korbin Sims, 17. Jackson Ford. Reserves: 18. Eddie Blacker, 19. Tristan Sailor, 20. Billy Brittain, 21. Tim Lafai.