The Josh Rix Memorial Cup match between Sudbury and Hadleigh rugby clubs takes place at Sudbury’s Whittome Field ground on Friday (7.30pm).
Rix, who had links with both clubs, tragically died suddenly at the age of 23 in January 2012, leaving a partner Melissa and one-year-old son Alfie.
He played junior rugby at Hadleigh and had been a first-team player for four years at Sudbury.
In the summer he was a regular with Hadleigh Cricket Club.
The match — first staged at Hadleigh last year — will raise funds for his family through a collection for the Alfie Rix Trust Fund.