Kangaroos have added to their attacking options with Dakota Ruta making the switch from Junee.
The New Zealander has impressed in his two seasons with the Diesels but after a tough season on the field wasn't a new challenge.
He's looking forward to the opportunity with Kangaroos.
"For me it is just wanting a bit of a change," Ruta said.
"It's something different as I felt like I was getting a bit stale so it's a new challenge."
He's also looking forward to lining up under new Kangaroos coach Simon Woolford.
With his NRL playing experience, Ruta hopes he can help add to his game.
"It was a good bonus for me finding out Simon was going to be coaching," he said.
"He's coached at high levels so hopefully I can learn some stuff off him."
Kangaroos president Peter Hurst is pleased to have Ruta on board.
Especially after the impact he's had against the Wagga club in the past.
"He's a good runner of the footy who brings a little bit of maturity to our young squad," Hurst said.
"We noticed him when he pretty much cut us to ribbons in the halves."
The 25-year-old adds to a number of new faces at the club this season.
They've already welcomed across experienced forward Brayden Sharrock from Brothers while former Albury forward Luke Ingram and his Bombala teammate Tyler Jones are also on board.
Hurst expects to retain the majority of the squad, who managed one win in the shortened 2020 season with former captain-coach Hayden Ashcroft, best and fairest winner Jordan Coleman and speedster Hamish Starr the only confirmed departures.
Nick Baker will also be sidelined with a new injury.
Ruta joins the club looking to play at five-eighth and Hurst hopes he can help add to their attacking weapons.
"We've got eyes for him at six or three at this stage," he said.
"We will just see how he goes and where Simon wants to him put but I think he'll be that person who can produce something out of nothing, which will be good for us.
"With Simon coaching I think he will have him structured and have the forwards with the ability to give a bit of momentum to give the backs some room to actually produce something this year."