THE main reason behind the move from the Raiders to the Warriors for Milton-Ulladulla's Jack Murchie was increased opportunity.
In rugby league, an increased opportunity is one thing.
But making the most of it is another.
And the Batemans Bay-born product is starting to show his true potential with Todd Payten's New Zealand outfit.
The 23-year-old has featured in all the Warriors' matches since the NRL's restart - including starting the last three as the right edge back-rower.
"The back-row is a position I love playing and I believe I produce my best footy there," Murchie said.
"I've really enjoyed the opportunity to start and play big minutes on the right edge the past few weeks and I hope to get more chances to prove in the coming games.
"I'd love to lock down one of those back-row spots moving forward, especially as I've just extended my deal with the club.
"But I don't want to look too far down the line, rather taking each week as it comes, starting with Cronulla - who are always dangerous in attack, especially with Shaun Johnson playing the way he is."
One area the former Gerringong Lion particularly wants to improve is defensively.
"The biggest aspect I want to work on is my defensive movements under fatigue," he said.
"When I get tired, it's important I don't miss my assignments and let down the boys.
"If I can show improvement in that area, it'll hopefully free me up in other areas - which could lead me to playing more minutes."
With Murchie signed until the end of 2022, he is part of their core, which coach Payten recently labelled 'promising nucleus for the future'.
"I jumped at the chance to extend my time here at the club, on the back of training hard and some strong on-field performances," Murchie, who knows his whole squad would rise to the challenge if they had to relocate to a Queensland NRL hub in the coming weeks, said.
"I've enjoyed every second with the club and can't wait to get over to New Zealand, whenever that might be, and start the next step of my rugby league journey.
"As Todd [Payten] explained, there's a really exciting core at the club, one which I believe can build into a really strong team for years to come.
"There's plenty of talent and skill across the board - it's just about working hard together and fulfilling that potential."
The Warriors face the Sharks at Central Coast Stadium from 2pm on Sunday.