The arrival of mature-aged recruit Matt Rosa has been a double-edged sword for Gold Coast survivor Matt Shaw.
On one hand, Rosa's arrival during last year's trade period forced the 24-year-old to fight for the wing spot, something he had not had to do since arriving at the club in 2010 as a 17-year-old zone selection.
However Rosa brought so many positives that Shaw now sees his experienced teammate's presence as one of the best things to have happened in his time at the Suns.
"We never had a winger to learn from when I came into the AFL, so it has been really good to have him, learn from him and see things from a different perspective," Shaw said.
"Rosa has got some really good experience and he is not afraid of letting all the boys in on that experience."