FORMER Wagga Tigers junior Jake Gaynor says he's "never had as much fun" despite the delayed start to his return to the club.
The classy midfielder was set to play for Ovens and Murray League side Albury Tigers this year before the competition was cancelled.
His return to Wagga Tigers was delayed a week after he and fellow Albury recruit Shaun Campbell failed the player screening process, ruling them out of the round one loss to Osborne just hours before it began.
But the pair, plus fellow Albury recruit Brayden O'Hara, have provided the class the Tigers needed in back-to-back wins over Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong and Leeton-Whitton, setting up a blockbuster at Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes this Saturday.
"Obviously it (AFL Riverina Championship) is a step below (Ovens and Murray), but I haven't had this much fun in a while," he said.
"Those blokes (Campbell and O'Hara) are full of class, you can tell with a few little things they do.
"It (back-to-back wins) gives the boys confidence, we know we're fit enough
After dropping the first game winning in round two was huge for us. Everyone is always up and about after a win like that and you usually carry that form through."