Newly-installed ACT Brumbies co-captain Sam Carter declared on Monday that opportunity knocks this Super Rugby campaign.
The Quirindi export flew to Brisbane for a glittering season launch.
Despite being the best performed of the Australian teams during 2016, the winds of change have gone through ACT during the off-season.
The departures of David Pocock, Stephen Moore and Matt Toomua mean a number of spots in the starting line-up are available for the opening round match-up against the Crusaders on February 25.
“Historically the Brumbies have been a franchise where blokes went down for an opportunity,” Carter said.
“We’ve got a lot of young guys in the squad who are really pushing for selection and eager to get out there in the jersey.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the new guys coming through.”
Carter, a 13-Test Wallabies veteran, will be pivotal for experience in the pack.