There may not have been a first grade premiership win during his time at the club, but Beau Robinson has no doubt the Dubbo Kangaroos have what it takes to dominate Central West Rugby Union in the coming years.
The former Super Rugby premiership winner has confirmed he'll be leaving Dubbo in 2021, bringing an end to his three years as director of rugby at the Roos.
Robinson returned home in 2018 after a professional career spanning a decade and including stints in Australia and the UK and implemented a new approach at the Roos as he aimed to have all sides singing from the same hymn sheet.
Progress has been made, with the numbers on show this year and the unity on and off the field a real highlight, but the past three seasons has resulted in just one colts premiership for the club.
"I'm quite confident, with the coaching they have, they will go on to win and not just first grade but all of them," the departing Robinson said.
"First grade was in a good position this year and just missed the grand final and the other grades were close too.
"I think they can win all grades in the next couple of years.
"They've got the right players, the right leaders, and the right culture and coaches."
Robinson will move to Bathurst next year, a city he has a connection with given he went to school there, but has no plans to link with either of the city's clubs, Bulldogs or CSU.
The focus is his work in business and leadership coaching, something that has developed into a success and the travel involved has taken up more and more of his time in recent years.
The business was only at its starting point when he arrived back in Dubbo and the Roos club played a key part in Robinson developing a routine post-retirement.
"It was tough juggling it with the new business but I found it very beneficial as I transitioned from being a professional player," he said.
"You enjoy and appreciate having that club feel, which is one of the hardest things about finishing playing. It can be lonely.
"It was good to have those Tuesday and Thursday (training) sessions."
Those training sessions are something Robinson will look back on with fondness and pride.
You see players develop but you see people develop too.Beau Robinson
"I think when we started, across all grades we'd have 11 or 12 against each other but this year on most nights it was 15 on 15 with 10 players in the sideline and the women and colts were running around too so that commitment was phenomenal," he said.
"Seeing the younger ones come through and connect and seeing the colts connect with first grades and the retention of the colts was the most pleasing.
"You see players develop but you see people develop too."
Work meant he missed a number of Roos training sessions last year and the decision then was made to depart his role at the club, regardless of whether he stayed in Dubbo or not.
His absence wasn't a major issue though as the coaches and, in particular, the senior players were driving the club forward on and off the field.
The culture at the club has been a real focus in recent years and Robinson said a huge amount of praise is deserved for those who have put in the work to make playing for the Roos a successful and enjoyable experience.
"That senior leadership group has done a phenomenal job in building that up," Robinson said.
"The players have been driving that, not any of those coaches. Nick Harvey, Joe Masters, James Cleaver, Jock Rodgers. They've been phenomenal to bring the club together."
Robinson is still expected to be around No. 1 Oval early next season as a supporter of the Roos, with the move to Bathurst set to be made sometime in the first half of next year.