There is quite a bit of talent available if you should have any interest in starting a NRL club for 2017 and you have a spare $12.5 million lying about for contracts.

Various players of prowess are in various stages of securing their next deals, so you need to act fast.

The Sharks are close to sewing up Luke Lewis and Paul Gallen, so those two may be gone before you can remember where you stored your checkbook, but it is not too late to get in touch with the Kangaroos’ Matt Gillett or New Zealand international Sam Moa.

Some others have verbal agreements or have yet to put ink to paper on new contracts and others are heading to graze in different pastures.

Titans’ playmaker Cameron Cullen is headed to Manly for the next two years, but he could be lured with a better offer.

Melbourne Storm star is close to joining the Sea Eagles as well, in all probability for two years.

The Parramatta Eels have been active in the strongest sense of the word, re-signing Corey Norman and Danny Wicks, poaching Siosaia Vave from Manly and upgrading Kenny Edwards. They have not come to terms with Jeff Robson yet, but they are expecting to be joined by South Sydney’s Nathan Brown.