Penrith's new centre of excellence
Tyrone Peachey has played just about everywhere there is on a footy field, but it appears he has finally found a home for himself in the centres.
For the first 52 games of his NRL career, the Panthers utility moved from the bench, back-row, lock, five-eighth and even to dummy-half, but injuries to representative centres Peta Hiku and Dean Whare opened the door for him to try his hand in the three-quarter line.
Having started more than half of his career from the bench, Peachey now has more caps at centre than he has in any other position since being thrust into the new role by Panthers coach Anthony Griffin.
It can be argued that he played on the edge against the Warriors in Round 10 - where he grabbed his first career hat-trick - but the records will show that Peachey officially made the switch the following week against the Gold Coast Titans.
The 25-year-old has been a revelation in the backline, scoring seven tries from 10 matches to catapult himself into second spot on the Panthers' try-scoring list in 2016.
In the past two weeks alone, the former Sharks Holden Cup star has had 16 tackle busts, scored three tries and broken the line twice.
Only his partner on the left, Josh Mansour, has scored more tries than him this year, with the duo quickly establishing themselves as one of the form pairings of the competition.
Peachey admitted it took him a few weeks to find his feet out wide, but the move appears to be paying dividends.
"At the start it was a bit tough. I was lost out there and it took me a few weeks to get used to it," he said.
"I feel good out there now and I'm still learning. I like the position, and I've got a few tries out there so it's good.
"I'd never [played centre before] in any grade. The coach told me to go there so I did as he said. I'm just trying to do my best there for the team and it seems to be working."
Peachey said his only concern about the move was his defensive reads, so he turned to a couple of pretty handy teachers for help.
"I just didn't want them to score too many tries down there. Me and Josh are going pretty good down there now [in defence] so it's a good combination," he said.
"I think watching Peta Hiku and Dean Whare [helped me the most]. They're two of the best centres in the game so I just did a lot of video on them.
"Peta's really good at 'D' so I've just been watching other centres and trying to replicate what they do. I think it's working."