Adam Pearce will be back in blue this season after re-signing with Tumut.
There were doubts over whether Pearce would play on after being co-coach for their premiership success in 2019.
However the 32-year-old has re-commited to the club despite considering a move back to Queanbeyan Kangaroos.
"I was nearly going to go Queanbeyan and travel back there once a week to play but I opted to stay," Pearce said.
"Just the travel and spending weekends over there was just a bit too hard at the moment with where I am and what I'm doing."
After an injury interrupted season, Pearce was initially weighing up whether to hang up the boots.
However after giving his body a break the second rower is confident he has more to offer the Blues
"I've still got one, maybe two more years left in me," he said.
"I'm happy to just play.
"I think I will start enjoying football a bit more just playing.
"I had a few injury problems so it will be good to just worry about myself and not anything else but work on things that I need to do to get better as (last season) was probably one of my worse."
With Zac Masters backflipping on a move to Queensland and Peace back on board, the former mentor expects the Blues will have another strong side.
"We still have to get a few more players to sign back up but I think we will still have a pretty decent squad again," Pearce said.
After their 28-4 grand final win over Southcity, Tumut were the last side to lock in their coaching set up.
Pearce coached alongside Dean Bristow in both 2018 and 2019, but now younger brother Lachlan joins Bristow in the coaching ranks.
Bristow believes things are slowly coming together for the club.
"We've had a bit of uncertainty as after winning a premiership it has taken a little bit of weight off our shoulders," Bristow said.
"I'm sure if the results had of gone differently our pre-season would have looked a hell of a lot different but I guess that is what comes with a little bit of success.
"Everyone has taken a break and we didn't know where we were going to end up but things are starting to kick into gear a little bit and the way things are going we won't shape up too bad."
Pearce's younger brother Jed, who won the club's best and fairest, is yet to decide on his playing future.
The Blues have added in Matthew Byatt after he spent last season with Albury however they have lost Tom Warner, and his brother Ben, after he signed on to coach Nyngan.
Tumut starts training next week.