Tumut's new coaching partnership is confident the Blues will again be a force to be reckoned with in Group Nine next season.
The Blues captured their first Group Nine title since 2010 in September when they upset Southcity 28-4.
But the grand final victory triggered a number of departures, including the loss of imposing prop Zac Masters to Queensland.
There is also talk of more departures to come.
Tumut's new co-coaching partnership, Dean and Lachlan Bristow, remain upbeat however and are confident of another strong showing in 2020.
"We should be fine," Lachlan said.
"There is a good core group of local boys there that have played through the grades together who are only going to get better and better.
"I'm confident they''ll do the job."
The re-signing of Lachlan Bristow and elevation into the coaching position is a boost in itself for Tumut.
The dynamic hooker scored three tries and won the John Hill Medal for man of the match in this year's grand final.
His older brother Dean stays in the job after leading Tumut to grand final glory alongside Adam Pearce.
Dean Bristow was set to step down from the coaching position but a combination of not wanting to see Tumut struggle and the opportunity to coach alongside his brother led to him signing up for a second year.
He is confident, with the right recruiting, Tumut will again be fighting it out for the title.
"Yeah definitely. We'll probably be around the mark, where we were two years ago at this stage," Dean said.
"The young guys we blooded two years ago now have a lot more experience.
"There's no denying the quality that we've lost but the club itself is in a lot better shape and hopefully in the next couple of months we try and get some recruits to help fill what we've lost.
"Our spine is still there, which is important. It's just a matter of strengthening up the forward pack."
Dean Bristow said outgoing co-coach Adam Pearce was still unsure on his plans for next season.