Two former representative side teammates have made successful transitions into defence for Launceston's NPL teams.
The coaches of Riverside and Launceston City this week heaped praise on the pivotal roles Will Humphrey and Charlie Dyer have adopted in their back lines.
Used mainly in attacking roles at Northern Rangers, Humphrey has switched to left-back at Olympic where Alex Gaetani reckoned he played his best game of the season in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Hobart Zebras.
"We put him there at training a bit and he looked really comfortable there," he said.
"It's nice to see him at his best and I don't think that will change. I think it suits him more having the game in front of him."
City coach Lino Sciulli also felt Dyer played his best game of the year in Saturday's 3-0 loss to Olympia, having begun his NPL career mostly in midfield roles.
"He can play anywhere, he reads the game really well," Sciulli said.
"He did really well against Olympia but he's going to miss a week for picking up a fifth yellow card so we'll have to replace him."
Both Launceston teams will be looking to improve dire home records.
City welcome bottom-placed Clarence to Prospect Park where they have only gathered four points all season.
"They are coming off the bye which can work for or against you," Sciulli said. "It's going to be another heavy ground and we have to plan for that."
Across town at Windsor Park, Olympic will be looking for their first home points against third-place South Hobart.
"They will be a completely different proposition," Gaetani said. "Zebras are top four but in my belief there is a bit of a gap from the top three. We've got to improve again if we want to get anything out of it. We had no injuries on Sunday and I thought everyone contributed well so I don't see making many changes."