Dom Murphy can't quite recall how many different positions he's played for Central Newcastle in first grade.
This week it's lock, round one it was second-row and last year bounced between those two spots, hooker and even prop. There might have been a game in the centres.
"Too many [positions] to remember," the 22-year-old, Gateshead-based plumber said.
"Last year I played hooker, front-row and lock. Second-row a little bit. I might have had a game in the centres as well.
"This year has just been second-row and lock.
"I can't seem to get one position."
In an ideal world, Murphy "would rather one spot", but understands the value in his flexibility for the Butcher Boys.
The main difference in 2019 has been a drop in weight, which increased following a campaign with Parramatta in under 20s two years ago.
"Last year was different because I came back [from Sydney] weighing a lot heavier at 97 kilograms and didn't mind just being in the middle and tackling," Murphy said.
"Now I'm back to 90kg and it opens me up a bit more to do a few more runs as well as tackle."
Murphy considered staying on in the state capital after finishing with the Eels at the end of 2017, potentially with the Blacktown club, but opted to return to Central.
"I just wanted to enjoy my footy and not do it for a job," he said.
"A lot of the boys down there are playing for their selves to try and make it.
"Everyone back here at Central wanted to play for each other."
Murphy has seen a lot of ups and downs at St John Oval since joining the foundation club as a junior played aged five.
This can be highlighted in just his three previous campaigns for the Butcher Boys, starting with an under 19s premiership in 2015, followed by almost collecting the wooden spoon in firsts in 2016 and a historic club championship in 2018.
"It was absolutely massive [the club championship]," Central's 2016 rookie of the year said.
"It was the first time we had ever won it, or if we had won it before it was a long time ago.
"It was the biggest thing I've been involved with at the club outside winning 19s in 2015, which was the best year of my life."
Murphy, fullback Cameron Anderson, hooker Bryce Kennedy and recent debutant Ryan Millgate have now graduated to Central's top grade from that age group title four years ago.
He has enjoyed being under new Butcher Boys coach Phil Williams this season.
Central host the Cessnock Goannas on Saturday and both sides are coming off their first wins.