Three days out from the start of the BFNL season Kyneton has bolstered its list by signing two experienced recruits.
Midfielder/forward Shuan Huy and defender Rhys Smith will play for the Tigers in 2019.
Huy, 32, played three years in the VFL with Coburg from 2006-08 before heading north to Queensland for one year with Redland.
He returned to Victoria and signed with Shepparton United where he quickly established himself as one of the premier midfielders in the GVFL.
Huy played in Shepparton United's 2010 and 2011 premiership sides in six seasons with the Demons.
Huy played nine games in one season with Heidelberg in 2016 before spedning 2017 and 2018 with Ovens and Murray league club Corowa-Rutherglen.
"We had a chat with Shaun and he liked what the club was about and what it offered in terms of leadership oportunities,'' Kyneton coach Luke Beattie said.
"Hopefully, he'll provide some extra strength in the forward line and through the midfield, but particularly in a leadership role because we have such a young group.
"80 per cent or more of our list is under the age of 24, so it's advantageous for us to have someone of Shaun's experience join the club."
Smith spent the past two seasons with Mallee Eagles in the Central Murray Football League, where he was a member of the 2017 inter-league squad.
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"Rhys will strengthen up our half-back line and give us some drive,'' Beattie said.
"He's a similar type to Hamish Govan. He'll give us a strong launching pad and some physical strength across the defensive line to support some young players we have emerging into the space.
"To add two experienced players to two lines is really valuable."
The positive recruiting news comes after the Tigers lost 14 senior players in the off-season.
It left the Tigers with a very young list which resulted in Beattie and club great Nathan Thompson coming out of retirement.
The Tigers recruited athletic ruckman/key forward James Orr to strengthen their big man stocks and the latest additions give the Tigers some bigger bodies around the ball.
"We were transparent that we didn;t feel our list was complete like others,'' Beattie said.
"We had to move past a couple of challengers before we could get back into it.
"This finishes off the list really well. We might try to attract one more if the possibility is there."
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