The NRL season has been placed under suspension amid the coronavirus pandemic, leaving all players, coaches and club officials in a world of uncertainty as no clear return date for rugby remains.

With the exponential spread of COVID-19, the game remains in limbo, with the season potentially facing the chance it may not resurface if the virus can't be contained in time.

Many stars and veterans of the game entered this year with retirement on their mind, and now with the time frame of 2020 up in the air, many players may have to consider that they have already played their last match.

An abrupt ending to a career is tough to celebrate, as many face the prospect of not being able to thank teammates and fans for taking part in their long, illustrious careers.

We take a look into who may have played their final match in 2020, as we hope the season returns to give them one last crack at a premiership.

2. Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers)

The Tigers star penned a new extension last September to play on in 2020 for what would be his swansong season with Wests.

Fast forward six months and the decision hanging over the Wests co-captain's head just got tougher.

The 310-game veteran had originally stated he would look to see how his body was coping at the end of this year, and with an unforeseen suspension, his body may just get some much needed rest to play on in 2021.

 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Benji Marshall of the Tigers thanks the crowd after playing his 300th game during the round 17 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium on July 14, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)