The playing group's done, and now we decide The People's Choice Central West Rugby Union Team Of The Year's coach.
The Central Western Daily's experts have put together the five coaches they think had the biggest influence on their sides in 2019, or had the most the success.
While it's the players that ultimately win games and secure trophies, they can't do that without the guidance of a committed mentor.
Cast your vote, or add your own nominee.
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1 DAVE CONYERS (CSU Bathurst)
CSU Bathurst have always threatened to do something special, even in their down years recently in the Blowes Clothing Cup the ability was always there.
But they had a soft underbelly, and the better sides in the Blowes Clothing Cup would always expose it.
Lifted in last year's inaugural New Holland Agriculture Cup and then this year, under Conyers' old-school, no-frills, take-no-prisoners style of coaching they developed the hard-nosed ability to grind.
Conyers' commitment to the club was reportedly nigh on unbelievable and it was fitting he reaped the reward from it.
He came full circle too, Conyers was on hand to watch CSU's title win in 1978 and he coached the students' last premiership in 2004 too.
2 LUKE MACK (Narromine Gorillas)
It's your side's first year together, you've got a plethora of first-year players and you're coming into a cut-throat Westfund Ferguson Cup competition dominated by powerhouse, city-based sides.
Winning a few games is probably a decent goal and maybe if things go well you be pleased in the knowledge you've pushed for a finals spot.
Or you roll all the way through to the preliminary final, and give the eventual premiers an almighty scare in that game.
With the assistance of Pat McCutcheon and CJ Smyth, Mack did a huge job rallying enough troops for the Gorillas to field a side and then developing to the point they made the finals.
But then they knocked off Forbes and Temora, monumentally exceeding expectations competition-wide.
3 MARK ELIA (Cootamundra Tri-Colours)
Cootamundra barely won a game in 2018, they didn't lose one on their way to the Oilsplus Cup South-West Division premiership.
4 DEAN OXLEY (Bathurst Bulldogs)
When he came back on board at Bulldogs he made no secret of the fact he wanted a premiership and all but promised the club one too, he delivered that this season.
Threatened in 2018 but the mix wasn't quite right, with a number of old heads returning to the side full-time this season and making a massive difference.
Got the absolute best out of his troops this year and the Bathurst side finally delivered on their regular-season promise, with the group they've got there could be a few more titles coming to Ashwood Park in the next couple of years too.
Was in charge of Central West's Caldwell Cup winning side too, the Blue Bulls' first win since 2014.
5 GREG BRIEN (Wellington Redbacks)
Wellington suffered a gutting grand final defeat in 2018 and after such a loss there's two ways a side can usually go. They'll either learn from it and come back better, or they'll wallow in defeat and be unable to get back up the next year.
The Redbacks did the former, with Brien mentoring the side to a memorable grand final win, which also earned redemption in that they downed Geurie, who handed them that defeat 12 months prior.
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