Moseley have once more opted for continuity after announcing that every player who guided them to last season's National Two title has re-signed for 2006-07.
That means the club have kept the same squad together, with a handful of additions, for more than two years in an age where many teams adopt something of a Maypole strategy to player recruitment.
Yet despite interest from other clubs, Ian Smith's men have decided to stay together to see how they fare back in the First Division after a three-year absence and following the most successful campaign in their history.
They have also strengthened their side. Paul Knight has made the short switch from Pertemps Bees after five years at Sharmans Cross Road and will challenge captain Gareth Taylor for the scrum-half's berth.
Having spent last term in the Nottingham engine room, Paul Arnold has come in for Dai Hallmen at lock, with the Welshman's future uncertain after his season-ending knee injury. Knight and Arnold have represented England Counties.
In the front row, Coventry prop James Thomas has agreed to join while Callum Black is on extended loan from Worcester.
Although Smith is keen to develop his resources further, he is pleased with what he has so far.
"We are delighted," the former Scotland international said.
"There was always a question over a few of the boys because some of them played particularly well which made them a target for other First Division sides. But the group knows there is a lot more to do and they are keen to see if they can finish off what we have started. They have been together a long time and have been through thick and thin with each other."
Importantly, the club have kept the crown jewels of their squad including player of the year Neil Mason, No 8 James Rodwell and his England Counties team-mates, Mark Evans and Ollie Thomas.
Smith said: "It is crucial that we keep all of our play-ers to make the people that come in realise they are joining something worthwhile."
Knight's capture is particularly exciting. The Gloucester-born half-back was a dynamic force with Bees, defending like an auxiliary back row and making useful yards with ball in hand.
He started last season at a gallop, dominating his encounter with Harlequins' Samoan international scrum-half Steve So'oialo and backing that up with a stellar performance against Plymouth Albion's Hentie Martens. But he was sent off a few weeks later against London Welsh and, following a six-week ban, rarely dislodged place-kicker Ben Harvey from the No 9 shirt.
His arrival is a serious threat to Taylor's club-record run of 90 unbroken appearances and, possibly, his captaincy.