Jeremy York has found a home on North Tamworth's right wing after being convinced to come out of retirement and again find a home at the Bears.
Having joined Norths from Dungowan in 2010 and then leaving the club for stints with Wests Lions, Pirates, the Roosters and Barraba in league and union, he said a "few of the boys" at his gym talked him into signing with the Bears this season.
Following a successful, adventurous and winding footy journey, the 32-year-old had hung up the boots - his decision to put them on again resulting in him losing about 10 kilograms returning to match fitness.
He now presents as a muscular, bulldog-like presence on the wing, a noted try-scorer who has posted eight four-pointers in nine games this year.
After winning two premiership with Wests - beating Norths both times - he would love to win a title in a red and black jersey.
On Saturday at Jack Woolaston Oval, Norths' seemingly unstoppable march to a sixth-straight premiership continued when they beat second-placed Kootingal-Moonbi 30-10, to remain undefeated this season with two matches to go before the finals.
In the process, they extended their winning sequence at Jack Woolaston Oval to a remarkable 42 matches - their last home loss coming against Wests in round three, 2015.
York was not part of the Bears' five-straight premierships ahead of this season. But if he keeps his spot and Norths do what they do so well, keep winning, he will be able to look back on his career one day and say he was part of Norths' dynasty.
"It's great morale here," York said, adding: "These blokes strive on pride. And that's what makes them win every year ... It's how everyone comes together: it's family more than a club, and that's what makes you want to play here."
Against the Roosters, Norths' finishing was typically clinical - while Kooty's attack continually broke down when they were win try-scoring positions.
The Bears raced to a 18-0 halftime lead after close-range tries to prop Alec Cocking, prop Shane Wadwell and halfback Kieran Fisher. Back-rower Jake McManus converted each try en route to a perfect day with the boot.
Brock Wadwell crashed over early in the second half and McManus converted: 24-0.
Centre Will Saunders posted the Roosters' first try, before Shane Wadwell scored his second try with just over six minutes remaining in the match.
Roosters No.1 Jesse Campbell then crossed for a consolation touchdown.
Despite the lopsided scoreline, York said it was a "hard-fought battle".