Tyrone Peachey was promoted to the starting side for Sunday night's clash with the Cowboys and he already has one fan of the move in teammate, Jarrod Wallace.
"Having Peach (Tyrone Peachey) in the middle, he was fantastic - he was great for us last year and he has been playing some great football," Wallace said immediately post-game.
The big front rower liked the point of difference that Peachey brought to the forward pack and that it allowed he and his fellow front-rowers to narrow the focus of their roles.
"Having him playing as a ball player through the middle, it takes a bit of pressure me and big Tino (Fa'asuamaleaui) and Moey (Fotuaika) and he is playing fantastic."
After declaring that he wanted a starting jersey last week, Peachey came out and played like a man who wasn't going to give up that spot easy as well.
After finishing the year at lock in 2020, Peachey has been keen to remind his Coach, Justin Holbrook, that the team is undefeated with him playing in the lock position, but he doesn't mind where the Coach puts him and says its great for the team that players are actively competing for spots.
"There's been competition all pre-season and that's probably why there is expectation at the Club, because we've got depth there now," Peachey said last week.
"All the players are buying in and it's enjoyable to see expectation at the Club.
"The coach has told us to take it on and embrace it because you'd rather have people expecting you to win than lose so that's the way we're taking it this year.
"You're desperate to make the starting team every week."
Peachey says Justin Holbrook has given him a new lease on life, with the 29-year-old former New South Wales Origin player getting back to his best.
"He's (Holbrook) given me my confidence back," Peachey said.
"I suppose I lost it there for a bit, and he has full trust in my football capabilities."