Knights’ skipper Jamie Buhrer isn’t planning on going anywhere, having already commenced negotiations on a contract extension.
The Knights’ spending spree may not yet be over, with Newcastle linked to a possible play for former Eels winger Semi Radradra, potentially to play centre.
Newcastle’s war chest may even be getting bigger, with the agent of young half Jack Cogger requesting permission to negotiate with other clubs, with the five-eighth linked with a possible move to the Bulldogs.
The Titans have made it official with fullback Michael Gordon, signing the former Rooster to a two-year deal, effective immediately.
He’ll take the place of departing Englishman Dan Sarginson, who was released from the remainder of his deal with the Titans.
The Roosters immediately put that money to good use, extending the contract of five-eighth Luke Keary until the end of 2021.
Former Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire has finally found a job for 2018, accepting a position coaching the NRL referees.
The Broncos have bolstered their forward pack for 2018, adding former Sharks prop Sam Tagataese on a one-year deal.
The Sea Eagles have been hit with a salary cap breach notice, potentially affecting their ability to replace the departing Blake Green.
The Eels 2018 campaign may or may not feature forward Frank Pritchard, with the giant Samoan still yet to commit to going around again next season, and believed to be contemplating retirement.
Players back-flipping on contracts will become a thing of the past, with the NRL and RLPA agreeing to remove the 10-day cooling-off period for player transfers.