St George Illawarra Dragons
Recruits: Gerard Beale (Broncos), Tyson Frizell (Sharks), Josh Drinkwater (Sea Eagles), Michael Henderson (Titans), Bronson Harrison (Raiders).
Losses: Beau Scott (Knights), Dean Young (retirement), Jeremy Latimore (Panthers), Ben Hornby (retirement), Jack Buchanan (Tigers), Ben Musulino (Sea Eagles), David Gower (Sea Eagles) Josh Miller (retirement).
It will be very interesting to see what coach Steve Price does with his halves heading into the 2013 season. Nathan Fien and Kyle Stanley seemingly have the inside running to partner Jamie Soward.
But don’t underestimate Josh Drinkwater just yet. The kid can play and recent history suggests he can hit the ground running for his new club.
Gerard Beale gives the Saints some added class in the backline and will challenge for the fullback role.
Tyson Frizell and Bronson Harrison are nice acquisitions to the backrow after the losses of Beau Scott and Dean Young.
Recruits: Joel Edwards (Knights), Jake Foster (Bulldogs).
Losses: Michael Chee Kam (Sea Eagles), Mark Ioane (Titans), Bronson Harrison (Dragons).
David Furner seems pretty settled on his side moving forward and its evident in their recruitment for the new season.
Joel Edwards joins the club from Newcastle and it will be interesting to see how Furner shuffles his pack with Terry Campese a possible candidate for the lock position.
Recruits: Braith Anasta (Roosters), Eddy Pettybourne (Rabbitohs), Bodene Thompson (Titans), Jack Buchanan (Dragons).
Losses: Gareth Ellis (Super League), Beau Ryan (Sharks), Chris Heighington (Sharks), Junior Moors (Storm), Tom Humble (Panthers), Dane Chisholm (Sea Eagles), John Grant (Rugby Union).
What an upheaval in tiger town over the passed few months. Plenty of Wests fans will tell you it is the end of the civilised world. But it really isn’t that bad.
There are plenty of youngsters coming through at the club and a few handy additions can move the Tigers forward in 2013.
Braith Anasta could be one of the buys of 2013 if he used the right way. The former Rooster should slot into the back of the scrum with the losses of Chris Heighington and Gareth Ellis.
Eddy Pettybourne gives Wests some mongrel from the bench.
Recruits: Michael Gordon (Panthers), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Jonathan Wright (Bulldogs), Beau Ryan (Tigers), Chris Heighington (Tigers), Tupou Sopoaga (Bulldogs).
Losses: Tyson Frizell (Dragons), Colin Best (retirement), John Williams (retirement), Josh Cordoba (retirement), Jeremy Smith (Knights).
What a side coach Stuart Flanagan has put together over the last few years. The Sharkies have skill, power, mongrel and a dash of brilliance with Todd Carney and the ever reliable Jeff Robson running the show.
Representative players Gordon, Lewis, Ryan and Heighington join the club and give Flanagan plenty of options.
The Sharks have recruited intelligently with a number of players coming from the same teams.
Sorry Cronulla fans. But this is probably the greatest squad you’ve ever assembled.