Group Nine continues to lose quality players with dual Weissel Medal winner James Luff heading to Canberra.
After being named Group Nine's best last season, Luff has linked with Queanbeyan Kangaroos.
The 26-year-old is looking forward to testing himself in a different competition.
He believes it's the right time to make the move.
"I'm just looking for something a bit different really," Luff said.
"I've been at Gundagai since I was nine and apart from a little stint in Sydney I haven't played anywhere else.
"I've always wanted to play for another club and see what is it like in another competition and test myself over there.
"I think it will be a good change."
Queanbeyan Kangaroos were knocked out in the first week of the finals last season.
Luff believes there is a good opportunity with the club for further success.
"In that competition with the way things have worked out it will be a good change over there in a comp that is just as good, if not stronger in Group Nine," he said.
"I feel like I've achieved a lot in Group Nine and it's a change while I've got nothing tying me down."
He's also looking forward to playing under former NRL hooker Aaron Gorrell.
Luff won his first Weissel Medal in 2015 and contemplated a move to England after Gundagai's drought-breaking premiership that season before a change of heart.
He was then part of the 2016 grand final loss to Southcity before rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament the following season, before the Tigers were again beaten by the Bulls in the decider.
Luff returned to the field in 2018 and was named best in the grand final victory over Southcity before winning a second Weissel Medal just days before the Tigers fell short of a fifth straight grand final appearance after a preliminary final lost to eventual premiers Tumut.
Luff will remain based just outside Gundagai but will travel to train and play with Kangaroos.
The incentive of more Saturday games is another reason behind the move.
"A big thing is Saturday games," Luff said.
"Group Nine is 95 per cent Sunday games and I'm really looking to Saturdays where I can have a few beers and enjoy the social life after the game.
"I find in Group Nine you can't really do it."
Luff joins 2018 Weissel Medal winner Zac Masters in departing Group Nine ahead of the 2020 season.
The Tumut front rower has moved to the Queensland Cup after representing Country for the past two seasons.
Luff admitted the timing may not be perfect in terms of more premiership success.
"Gundagai will be pushing for a premiership with a fair few guys leaving other Group Nine clubs but Gundagai is always a fair chance of winning a comp so it is probably never a good year to leave," he said.
"If I didn't do it then I would never do it."
It leaves Gundagai on the hunt to fill Luff's void in the hooking role.