Considering his great uncle Jack was a founding member and will forever remain an out-and-out legend of the Orange City Rugby Club, it's somewhat surprising to hear 2019 is actually Lachie Blunt's first full season at the Lions' den.
He did don the fabled orange and green "a handful of times" through juniors but for the most part his formative years were with Kinross and then Kings, where he went to school, before moving on and spending a number of seasons at CSU Bathurst.
But his recent move back to the central west from Sydney gave the 29-year-old centre a chance to finally link full-time with the club his family name is synonymous with, and he's firmly entrenched himself at Pride Park since.
I was tempted to play for Emus ... I'd have probably been dragged over the coals if I didn't play for the Lions.Orange City centre Lachie Blunt
Although with Emus currently a hot spot for CSU old boys, Blunt did admit there was temptation to roll into Endeavour Oval this year instead.
"I was tempted to play for Emus but Orange City's a tradition in my family, I'd have probably been dragged over the coals if I didn't play for the Lions," Blunt laughed, ahead of his side's Blowes Clothing Cup trip to Dubbo to face the Kangaroos on Saturday.
"I only played with Orange City a handful of times through juniors during the school holidays (so) it's been really good to be able to come into the club for my first full season."
Granted that first full season hasn't reaped much reward for Blunt's Lions in terms of results - they remain winless heading into the last three weeks of the regular season - but with the bigger in mind, he said that hasn't detracted from the positive steps the club has taken this year.
"We haven't achieved what we've wanted to results wise but the vibe and culture at the club now is still really great, I think that puts us in a pretty good spot to have some success in 2020, and beyond," he said.
"(Coach Viv Paasi's pre-season message) was mainly about us turning up for each other at training and games, maintaining that discipline and being committed to the club and in particular the junior teams and players. They're the club's future after all."
Orange City take on the Roos at No.1 Oval on Saturday afternoon, from 3.15pm.