In the biggest story of the week, the Knights gazumped offers from the Sea Eagles and Sharks, and signed former Roosters half Mitchell Pearce to a four-year deal.
Having missed out on Pearce, speculation has immediately begun linking the Sea Eagles to both young Knights half Brock Lamb, and former Eagle Trent Hodkinson as possible replacements for the departing Blake Green.
Should they find a suitable half, the Sea Eagles may consider Jackson Hastings surplus to requirements, with rumours that the Bulldogs are considering making a play for the utility half.
The week’s other major talking point was the Titans’ releasing Jarryd Hayne, who has returned to the Eels on a one-year deal.
With Hayne moving on, the Titans have reportedly inquired about the possibility of replacing him with Roosters fullback Michael Gordon.
In addition to Hayne, the Titans have also lost a key forward before a ball’s even been kicked, with recent signing Brenton Lawrence announcing his retirement, effective immediately.
The Titans wasted no time replacing him though, signing Panthers forward Leilani Latu to a three-year deal.
In positive news for the Panthers, Penrith have re-signed second-rower Isaah Yeo until the end of 2021.
The Warriors have added veteran NRL coach Brian Smith as their new football manager.
Following their abysmal Rugby League World Cup failure, the NZRL has appointed an independent panel – including former Bulldogs CEO Raelene Castle – to complete a review on what went wrong for the Kiwis.
In devastating news for the Raiders, hooker Josh Hodgson has torn his ACL representing England, and is set to miss the first half of next season.
The Sharks have re-signed their talented young hooker Jayden Brailey until the end of 2020.
The Roosters have reportedly added rugby union convert and former Raiders star Reece Robinson on a one-year deal.
Former Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire might be close to finding a home for next year, with the Eels considering adding him as an assistant coach.