Wagga Tigers have finished their recruitment campaign with a bang, welcoming Brendan Myers back to the club.
Myers played 10 VFL games with Northern Blues last season but has decided to move home to Wagga and return to Robertson Oval.
Myers' signing is arguably the biggest of a big off-season at Tigers, who have now secured 10 quality senior players after the early losses of Shaun Campbell and Campbell Lovell.
Myers won Tigers' best and fairest as a 16-year-old in their 2016 premiership season and was close to being picked up in the 2017 AFL Draft.
He was heavily pursued by a number of clubs since moving back to Wagga and considered a move to the Ovens and Murray League before settling on Tigers.
"I've got a new job and while settling in I thought it was easiest to play with Tigers," Myers said.
"All my best mates are there and thought it would be good to play with all of them again before we all go our separate ways."
Tigers only won two games last season as they slumped to eighth position on the ladder.
A big recruitment campaign, spearheaded by AFL legend Paul Kelly, suddenly has Tigers firmly back in the premiership mix.
Myers cannot wait.
"Bloody oath. I think we'll be fairly strong this year," he said.
"Hopefully we can chase a premiership. We've got a fair few of the boys back to play from 2016 so hopefully we can go around again this year."
Myers enjoyed his time at Northern Blues and is confident he returns as a better player.
"It was good, a great experience. It taught me a lot about the game," he said.
"The way it's played down there is a lot quicker but it did me the world of good, especially with my knowledge. Hopefully I can pass that on at Tigers."
Tigers have also added former Ungarie coach Grant Daly to their list.
Wagga Tigers coach Troy Maiden could not be happier to get Myers on board.
"We're pretty happy, he's a good pick up," Maiden said.
"He's been away and played at a high level and the fact he's had so many clubs chasing him shows he's got ability. In the end he just wanted to play with his mates, which we're rapt about."