RUGBY LEAGUE THE lure of a new challenge has prompted David Izzard to leave behind 10 years at Orange CYMS for a fresh start at Orange Hawks. Hawks view the versatile Izzard as the logical replacement for hooker Dale Watson, who will play with rival Group 10 club Bathurst St Pat's next season. Izzard said yesterday it was a tough decision to leave CYMS after a decade of service. "There are some great people there and I've made some great friendships but I'm looking for a new challenge,'' said Izzard, a former first grade and club captain at CYMS. Izzard said he wasn't turning his back on CYMS as the club prepares to return to premier league next season. He feels he has given the club good service and after 10 years has earned the right to move on. Izzard was one of a handful of premier league players from 2003 who stuck with CYMS this year to play second division when the club couldn't field a premier league side. "That's why we hung around this year, to help them get back on their feet,'' Izzard said. "It was a pretty hard decision (to leave).'' Now he has made the switch, Izzard said he was looking forward to meeting his new team-mates and playing with CYMS' great rivals. Having played in the CYMS side that lost the 2002 grand final to Mudgee, Izzard would love to again challenge for premiership honours. "The players Hawks have got on their books and the players that they're talking to, they're going to have a really competitive side,'' Izzard said. "I think we can give it a shake if everyone keeps on the paddock and keeps fit. "I'd love another chance at winning a premiership. I've been so close in 2002 it still hurts.''