After playing more than 200 senior games for Brothers since making his first grade debut 17 years ago, Brayden Sharrock is on the move to Kangaroos.
The front rower wrestled with the decision to leave his junior club before deciding for a change of scenery with their crosstown rivals.
With new coach Simon Woolford on board, the 32-year-old is excited for a different opportunity.
"I'm looking forward to it as sometimes you just need a change," Sharrock said.
"I've been feeling a little flat. I've had a bit of a hard time the last couple of years personally and sometimes you need a bit of a change to give you some motivation to keep going."
Sharrock admitted he surprised plenty of people with the move.
However he can also see himself returning to Brothers at some stage.
"I still love Brothers, my dad (Ron) is a life member and he is going to stay at Brothers and support them, which is all good, but sometimes you're looking for a new challenge," Sharrock said.
The chance to learn from Woolford, who links with the club after two seasons as head coach of English Super League club Huddersfield, is one incentive.
He's also looking to bring some experience to a side with plenty of young talent.
"I want to coach at some stage and I thought he (Woolford) would be pretty good to learn from having that NRL experience and then having coached in England," Sharrock said.
"I've heard he's fairly disciplined and down the line and that's what I like.
"I felt funny leaving Brothers and didn't sleep very well thinking about it but what's done is done and I'm looking forward to a bit of a challenge and to help their young fellas go forward."
Kangaroos president Peter Hurst is thrilled to have Sharrock on board.
Especially after announcing the signature of former Albury forward Luke Ingram leading into Christmas.
"He's a good fella who brings size, controlled aggression and good club culture," Hurst said.
Sharrock also won't have long before he tackles his former teammates with the two Wagga rivals set to face off in round one on April 10.