Forbes' loss is Josh McCrone's gain.
The former NRL star will captain-coach Temora in Group 9 next season and his club has confirmed the signing of Magpies premiership-winning hooker Jaiden Burke.
Despite being just 21, Burke has plenty of senior experience and was part of the Magpies' side which won the 2018 Group 11 grand final.
He adds another option around hooker for the Dragons, and has previously represented NSW Country under 18s and the Western Rams under 23s.
With Group 11 not playing last season, Burke was limited to a couple of games for the Rams but with a new job opportunity in Wagga he jumped at the chance to link with Temora.
Much to the delight of former Canberra and St George Illawarra player McCrone.
"There is going to be a few changes as we're looking for quality players and quality people," McCrone said.
"We were lucky enough that Jaiden was going to be around and he's a winner.
"He's won a few things with Forbes so he will be a very handy addition."
Burke comes to the club as a hooker.
However with Gavin Kite back for another season, and an option for former NSW Country representative McCrone to cover the dummy role, just how the side will shape up is yet to be determined.
"We're working to work the best 17 players we've got and sort out spots after that," McCrone said.
"He is keen to play hooker and whoever is our best hooker for the 80 minutes will be playing hooker.
"Whether that is Gav, me or whoever it is.
"I've been away for a while and haven't had a decent look at anyone for a while so we will have a few runs, a good of trial games and go forward from there."
Burke's brother, Mitch, remains at Forbes.