Dylan Riley didn't need much time to readjust to the State League.
Returning from a seven-game stint with Meander Valley in the Blues' 56-point home win over Clarence, the 26-year-old has since finished in the best three times and slotted 14 majors from five games.
We caught up with the Blues' reigning best and fairest to discuss the big topics like how to beat North Launceston, how Launceston has changed since he left, and why he wears that distinctive mouthguard.
- Age? 26.
- Day job? Begents delivery driver.
- Schools you attended? Deloraine.
- Memories of junior footy? Trying to take big grabs.
- Favourite player as a kid? Nathan Buckley.
- What's it been like returning to Launceston? It's been refreshing - different environment. Extremely enjoyable.
- How does this year's Blues team compare to last year's? We're a lot younger and less experienced, however connected and a team. There's a really positive culture.
- How do you reflect on your time in the NTFA? I has a short break from TSL - I wouldn't have left if I had have known Mitch was coaching.
- What's the story behind the razor-patterned mouthguard? Launceston Football Club colours.
- What's your favourite tattoo and why? The Green Martian on my knee - it looks like me.
- What's the story behind the no. 88 guernsey? It was the only guernsey left that fit, I will continue wearing it.
- How to beat North Launceston this weekend? Kick a higher score.
- Most annoying teammate? Jobi Harper - always talks in third person.
- Nicest teammate? Tim Bristow, has time for everyone.
- Hobbies outside of footy? Ten pin bowling.
- Best thing about playing for Launceston? We've got an exciting short and long term future.
- Which position on the ground is your favourite? Midfield or forward.
ELSEWHERE IN SPORT