Josh Ponting is such a good player that North Launceston would gladly have two of him.
What's more, the Bombers think they've found exactly that in 20-year-old talent Sherrin Egger.
A state under-25 representative who made his TSL debut with Devonport aged just 16, Egger has begun the third positional change of his career this year.
Spending pre-season under the wing of two-time Alastair Lynch Medallist Ponting, the teacher's assistant enjoyed his best midfield outing to date against Lauderdale with 17 touches, six inside 50s and a goal.
Coach Taylor Whitford has seen enough to believe the two-time premiership forward can become a genuine match-winner in the middle of the ground.
"He's still got that much improvement it's not funny," Whitford said.
"He came to us as a small defender, we've played him as a small forward the last couple of years and now he's starting to get his time on ball.
"It's very similar to the path Josh took where he was a small forward for us for many a year and then got his time in the midfield and really took it, so I'm hoping Sherrin can take that next step.
"A real positive in getting Josh back to our club is he can guide players like Sherrin Egger, Ollie Sanders, Lachlan Cocker and these types, he can guide those players and understand what we need for the next couple of years.
"Hopefully we get that from Josh this year is that he's able to produce another Josh Ponting [in] Sherrin Egger."
The Northern Bombers have made one change for Saturday's clash with Kingborough, recalling Tom Bennett after a four-goal effort in the development league.
Nathan Duggan is the sole inclusion for the Tigers, who enter the match-up fresh from a solid win over Clarence.
Ex-Hawk Kieran Lovell was best on ground again with 29 touches and a goal.
"He's in good form isn't he?" Whitford said.
"Predominantly he gets most of his use on the outside but this year he's winning it at the source, so if he's going to do that it's going to be hard to stop.
"We've just got to put our mids in there and hopefully Alex [Lee] does the work in the ruck and gets it down to our guys.
"We understand that Kieran is probably going to get 20 touches - hopefully with the pressure we're able to put on it's 20 hacked kicks or 20 handballs rather than him delivering the ball inside 50."
NORTH LAUNCESTON v. TIGERS
Round 6: UTAS Stadium, Saturday, 1.40pm
- B: J. Avent, C. Nankervis, B. van Buuren
- HB: F. Bennett, J. Callow, J. Foon
- C: L. Davies, B. Cox-Goodyer, S. Egger
- HF: B. Lowe, T. Donnelly, D. Withers
- F: J. Rushton, B. McCulloch, T. Whitford
- R: A. Lee, J. Ponting, M. Walsh
- Int: T. Bennett, J. Laskey, A. Richter-Salter, O. Sanders
- Emg: L. Cocker, J. Curran, W. Edmunds, B. Simpson
In: T. Bennett
Out: W. Edmunds
- B: B. Donnelly, B. McCulloch, S. Rice
- HB: L. Gadomski, M. Davies, E. Reardon
- C: B. Gordon, L. Watt, L. Griggs
- HF: O. Burrows-Cheng, C. Sawdy, S. Duigan
- F: E. Burrows-Cheng, T. Carter, L. Graham
- R: M. Gardner, W. Campbell, K. Lovell
- Int: Z. Adams, J. Bilson, N. Duggan, G. O'Neill
- Emg: J. Banks - Balding, M. Collidge, J. Lister, J. Pearce
In: N. Duggan
Out: L. Clifford