NRL Rd 24 - Warriors v Raiders
MACKAY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Reece Walsh of the Warriors looks on before the start of the round 24 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at BB Print Stadium, on August 27, 2021, in Mackay, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

The final round of the regular season is finally upon us, with a host of players preparing for finals football, while others start packing suitcases, bound for a new town and a new club.

For some, the final season is an opportunity not to just rest players ahead of September football, but blood fresh faces, youngsters shaping towards a future at the club.

But for every fresh face is a departure, and with over 25 players set to don their side's jersey for the final time this round, some recognition is deserved.

 

Brisbane Broncos:

Te Maire Martin - New Zealand Warriors

Rhys Kennedy - Hull Kingston Rovers

Tyson Gamble - Newcastle Knights

Zac Hosking - Penrith Panthers

Jake Turpin - unsigned

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Te Maire Martin of the Broncos is wrapped up by the defence during the round seven NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium, on April 22, 2022, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

 

Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs:

Jeremy Marshall-King - The Dolphins

Paul Vaughan - Warrington Wolves

NRL Rd 4 - Storm v Bulldogs
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 03: Paul Vaughan of the Bulldogs looks on during the round four NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canterbury Bulldogs at AAMI Park on April 03, 2022, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

 

Gold Coast Titans:

Jarrod Wallace (18th man) - The Dolphins

NRL Elimination Final - Roosters v Titans
TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Jarrod Wallace of the Titans celebrates scoring a try with team mates during the NRL Elimination Final match between Sydney Roosters and Gold Coast Titans at QCB Stadium, on September 11, 2021, in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

 

Manly Sea Eagles:

Kieran Foran - Gold Coast Titans

Dylan Walker - New Zealand Warriors

Martin TaupauUnsigned 

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Dylan Walker of the Sea Eagles looks dejected after the try to Cameron Murray of the Rabbitohs during the NRL Semi Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Manly Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium on September 20, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

 

Newcastle Knights:

Edrick Lee - The Dolphins

Tex Hoy - Hull FC

Pasami Saulo - Canberra Raiders

Phoenix Crossland - unsigned

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Edrick Lee of the Knights runs with the ball during the round 14 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Newcastle Knights at AAMI Park on June 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

 

New Zealand Warriors:

Reece Walsh - Brisbane Broncos

Eliesa Katoa - Melbourne Storm

Euan Aitken - The Dolphins

Jesse Arthur's - Brisbane Broncos (loan expired)

Chanel Harris-Tavita - retired

NRL Rd 1 - Warriors v Titans
GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13: Chanel Harris-Tavita of the Warriors during the round one NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Gold Coast Titans at Central Coast Stadium, on March 13, 2021, in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

 

Penrith Panthers:

Robert Jennings - The Dolphins

J'maine Hopgood - Parramatta Eels

Sean O'Sullivan - The Dolphins

NRL Trial Match - Panthers v Sharks
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Robert Jennings of the Panthers runs the ball during the NRL Trial Match between the Penrith Panthers and the Cronulla Sharks at CommBank Stadium on February 20, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

 

St George Illawarra Dragons:

Josh McGuire - Warrington Wolves

TOOWOOMBA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 22: Josh McGuire of the Dragons runs during the warm-up before the round 23 NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Roosters at Clive Berghofer Stadium, on August 22, 2021, in Toowoomba, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

 

West Tigers: 

Luke Garner - Penrith Panthers

Kelma Tuilagi - Manly Sea Eagles

James Tamouunsigned

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24: James Tamou of the Tigers speaks with the referee during the round 19 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Wests Tigers at Qld Country Bank Stadium, on July 24, 2022, in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)