It’s time to say goodbye… well, almost.
At the end of the season, Super League fans across the country will have to say their emotional farewells to their favourite players, as they move on to pastures new.
Leeds fans haven’t got over the heartache attached to the departure of Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield and Kylie Leuluai yet, and sadly, other fans will go through the same at the season’s outcome.
But whose absence will leave the biggest void at the end of the season? We’ve picked out five players who will be missed the most.
Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors)
The England international is rugby union-bound once his Wigan duties are over, after taking up a contract with Sale Sharks.
Charnley has become one of Super League’s most recognisable faces, having become one of the league’s most prolific scorers while he has also made numerous appearances for England.
Described as a ‘cool cat’ by those that know him, the flier’s presence will be missed on the field by Wigan, and the sport will miss him off the field.
Luke Dorn (Castleford Tigers)
He’s going to be missed so much, Castleford fans are willing to do anything to stop him retiring!
But the Australian has more than earned his retirement after a great period of service, proving to be key for every club he has played for.
He might not be the biggest name, but Dorn must surely go down as one of the best overseas players of the Super League era.
Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons)
Another man who can be added into the category of best ever overseas players, Richards has done it all during his time in Super League.
His accomplishments at Wigan will be remembered fondly while his monstrous kicks and overall abilities became part of the Wigan experience.
He’s at Catalans now, but his contribution in cherry and white will live in the memory.
Dan Sarginson (Wigan Warriors)
It’s a great shame that we won’t get to see Sarginson hit his peak, after opting for a move to Gold Coast.
Despite being on the scene for years, Sarginson is still just 23, and he promises to become a superb player in the future.
Maybe one day we will see him return.
Jordan Turner (St Helens)
The versatile man has decided to bring an end to his Saints stint and take up a contract with NRL side Canberra.
Although Turner hasn’t had his best year, he has found form in recent weeks and helped guide St Helens up the Super League table.
Replacing him will be a difficult task for Keiron Cunningham going into 2017.