Behind The Curtains: Finale
All the gossip and rumours from every NRL club for the last time in 2017.
The drums continue to beat that Semi Radradra will be at Brisbane in 2017. He will likely replace James Roberts, who this week was admitted to a rehab facility.
Zac Santo looks set to leave the Raiders in pursuit of a first grade opportunity. Don’t be surprised to see him lob at the Sea Eagles.
Expect Canterbury to change CEOs during the offseason break. Board members have not been impressed with her efforts.
Andrew Fifita may have proved the Grand Final hero for the Sharks but there is set to be pressure for the club to better discipline their big man.
Gold Coast Titans
The Titans are close to signing Storm forward Kevin Proctor. Proctor is one of the most underrated edge forwards in the premiership.
Manly Sea Eagles
Greg Bird seems set to sign with Manly for 2017. Bird has done his dash at the Titans and is after one last payday and with the Eagles in desperate need of some forward talent Bird seems like the right fit.
The Storm are looking at signing Roosters forward Sam Moa for 2017. Melbourne are expected to lose Jordan McLean to the Cowboys.
Jamie Buhrer and Rory Kostjasyn will be announced as signing with the Knights over the next week. Both veterans will be welcome additions to the Knights.
New Zealand Warriors
Tuimoala Lolohea has been linked with a move to Brisbane after the Warriors signed Kieran Foran, The Broncos have denied they have interest in the talented Warrior.
North Queensland Cowboys
The Cowboys are desperately trying to secure promising fullback Kalyn Ponga long-term. The club sees rugby union as their biggest threat.
Parramatta are throwing the kitchen sink at luring Ben Hunt from Brisbane. The Broncos will need to release him but may well do so with an eye to keeping Kodi Nikorima.
Anthony Griffin will be thrilled Te Maire Martin was named in the Kiwi squad to play in the Four Nations. Martin is a budding superstar but couldn’t get back into the Panthers starting team as they built up some momentum heading into the finals as Martin was returning from injury.
St George Illawarra Dragons
The Dragons have poked their nose in front of about 10 other clubs in the chase for Paul Vaughan. Vaughan is the most in-demand player on the open market.
South Sydney Rabbitohs
South Sydney were stunned when Jamal Idris was announced as signing with the Wests Tigers. They were convinced they had their man.
The Sydney Roosters are concerned the Dragons may have dropped their interest in Jackson Hastings. The Chooks are keen to oust Hastings as soon as possible.
Michael Lichaa will almost certainly play at the Tigers next season. The Bulldogs are hoping all aligns and Souths release Damien Cook.