All it took to bring Jarrad Kennedy to the Tuggeranong Bushrangers was a spark.
Even over the lure of playing with any number of former Canberra Raiders teammates in the league.
Kennedy was looking for work post NRL and it was Bushranger Brad Robertson that took him on board as an electrician.
He played 51 NRL games - all-but-two for the Raiders - and finished up at Manly at the end of 2017.
Last year he played for Mounties in the NSW Cup before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament.
It meant the 30-year-old was looking for a Canberra Raiders Cup team to play for this year.
He had former Raiders teammates in Terry Campese and Joel Monaghan at the Queanbeyan Blues, and Glen Buttriss at Belconnen United Sharks.
But he opted to play for his boss.
"My boss Brad Robertson plays there, and guys that I played junior rugby with are there, so I fitted in nicely," Kennedy said.
"My first year has been pretty good, I feel comfortable down there and I really like what the team has done this year."
Not surprising really - they sit top of the ladder and face a clash to decide the minor premiership against Campese's Blues at Greenway on Saturday.
It would be the Bushrangers second minor premiership - having also won it last year - as they go in search of their maiden title.
Kennedy has proven to be a nice pick up for Tuggeranong, scoring seven tries in the 12 games he has played this year.
With his first season coming to a close, Kennedy is proving he is not just an 80 minute back-rower anymore as he takes on the new challenge of growing the young Bushrangers talent.
"I'm just trying to teach them as much as I can, it wasn't really a role that I've been given I just took it on myself," he said.
"Probably half the team has never played finals footy before, so I'm just trying to teach them everything that I know,"
Tuggeranong coach Jarrod Teka said Kennedy brought what the Bushrangers have been missing over the past couple of weeks.
Those attributes will come in handy with the finals right around the corner.
"He brings a great attitude and aggression which is what we have been lacking," Teka said.
AT A GLANCE
Saturday: Queanbeyan Kangaroos v Belconnen United Sharks at Freebody Oval 2pm, Tuggeranong Bushrangers v Queanbeyan Blues at Greenway Oval 3pm, West Belconnen Warriors v Woden Valley Rams at Kippax 3pm.
Sunday: Goulburn Bulldogs v Gungahlin Bulls at Goulburn 2.15pm.