One of the league's most famous names is returning to Corowa-Rutherglen after George Sandral signed on Monday.
The 19-year-old is related to O and M Hall of Famers Jim Sandral and his son Dennis.
"We're really chuffed to have him, we've tried to get him for a few years now," Roos' head of football Craig Spencer said.
"His old man (Anthony) was a great player here at Corowa-Rutherglen (1988-1994) as well."
While it's naturally unfair to compare the former Billabong Crow with his cousins, the Sandral name carries enormous respect within the football and local community, so it just adds another piece of the puzzle after the club's huge recruiting blitz.
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The Roos have been the runaway leaders in terms of numbers, signing a host of players, including VFL representative ruckman Tom Goodwin, who will among the league's biggest players at 201cms and 105kgs.
Goodwin played under first-year coach Peter German at Coburg in the VFL.
"I'm probably just looking to improve my footy and learn, I think 'Germo' has a lot to offer and plenty to teach," Sandral said.
"I think the club's turned the corner and it's pretty exciting, I think everyone has had enough of what's happened in the past and we're ready to start a clean slate and move up the ladder."
The Roos went winless in successive seasons (2016-2017) before starting the slow climb under Marc Almond, who clocked up five wins in his two years.
I think the club's turned the corner and it's pretty exciting, I think everyone has had enough of what's happened in the past and we're ready to start a clean slate.- George Sandral
This year was lost to COVID-19, but it's also played a role in snaring Sandral.
He had signed with Eastern Football League club Balwyn for 2020, but after just a couple of weeks at university in his psychology studies was forced home to the Oaklands family farm due to the coronavirus.
Sandral will continue the studies from home next year.
At 178cms and 75kgs, Sandral was a 'Mr Fix It' with the Crows in the Hume League, slotting in where required.
"He could play on-ball because he can certainly get the ball and he knows where the goals are as well," Spencer said.
"Maybe we'll play him up forward, on a flank or a wing, it's a bit hard to tell at this stage."
Some players like to stay in the one position to try and perfect their role, while others like to change positions to develop their skills.
"I played a few different positions, I don't mind to be honest, it doesn't affect my game too much," he said.
"Wherever they feel the need for me to play, I'll be happy to play there."
The Roos haven't played finals since 2014, where they fell to Wangaratta Rovers in the elimination final.
Corowa-Rutherglen will get an immediate indication of its improvement when it hosts the league's other big recruiter Wodonga at Easter.
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