The 2020 season never got off the ground and the 2021 winter was cruelly cut short, so with change afoot ahead of the 2022 season it's fair to say the new Peter McDonald Premiership is the most anticipated competition in Western Division's proud and storied history.
And with 13 teams, stretching from Lithgow to Nyngan, set to take part, who's lining up for who?
After a slow start through October and November, the player transfer market is heating up and all the switches, new arrivals and shock departures are hard to keep track of, we understand.
So, to make life easier, we've got all the moves - in, out and sideways - for every club across the Western's premiership right here in the one place.
(We'll update this list as the off-season progresses)
CAPTAIN-COACH: Jack Creith.
COACH: Cameron Greenhalgh.
- IN: Jake Grace (retirement), Dawson Nanai (Temora), Alvin Maungaati (Western Suburbs), Brad McMillan (Eugowra).
CAPTAIN-COACH: Justin Toomey-White.
COACH: Shawn Townsend.
- IN: Nick Harvey (Macquarie)
- OUT: Jack Smith (Sydney), Joe Yeo (Sydney), Braye Porter (Canterbury Bulldogs)
CAPTAIN-COACH: Alex Ronayne.
- IN: Josh Merritt (Nyngan), Jai Merritt (Nyngan), EJ Fernando (Wellington), Wade Peachey (Wellington), Corey Cox (Wellington), Colt Tairua (Wellington), Johnny Mafiti (Dubbo Kangaroos rugby union), Josh Nixon (Coonabarabran)
- OUT: Nick Harvey (Dubbo CYMS), Rob Mafi (Blacktown Workers), Richie Peckham, Jack Kavanagh (Mackay Cutters)
- OUT: Josh Merritt (Macquarie), Jai Merritt (Macquaire)
CAPTAIN-COACH: Greg Alderson .
- IN: Lomano Lufe (Blacktown), Isaac Thompson (Narromine).
CAPTAIN-COACH: Jack Littlejohn.
CAPTAIN-COACH: Jake Betts.
- IN: Chris Grevsmuhl (Hawks)
BATHURST ST PAT’S
CAPTAIN-COACH: Zac Merritt.
CAPTAIN-COACH: Daniel Mortimer.
- IN: Ethan McKellar (Hawks), Marcel Ikinofo (Hawks).
- OUT: Jack Buchanan (Cowra), Jack Nobes (Cowra).
COACH: Shane Rodney.
- OUT: Ethan McKellar (Orange CYMS), Marcel Ikinofo (Orange CYMS), Chris Grevsmuhl (Bathurst Panthers), Willie Heta, Toby Westcott (Queensland)
CO-COACHES: Jack Buchanan, Jack Nobes.
- IN: Jack Buchanan (Orange CYMS), Jack Nobes (Orange CYMS).
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