Penrith Panthers believe they have found a replacement for playmaker Travis Burns with utility Tom Humble this morning announcing he has left the Wests Tigers to become a Panther.
As the player exodus from the Wests Tigers continued despite the appointment of new coach Mick Potter, Humble wrote on Twitter he will join the Panthers on a two-year-deal.
It comes hot on the heels of former Tigers players Beau Ryan and Chris Heighington's shock moves to Cronulla.
Looking forward to the next 2yrs with the panthers. Will miss the tigers boys and fans but new 1's to be found in mighty penrith.
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— Tom Humble (@TommyHumble) October 31, 2012
Humble now faces a tough battle to win his spot in Panthers coach Ivan Cleary's top 17 players with Lachlan Coote and Luke Walsh the incumbent halves.