Parramatta left for the United States without their glorified x-factor, but they returned with a mysterious replacement they hope will help them thrive.
With season 2014 done and dusted, we look ahead to 16 promising rookies from across the NRL heading into 2015.
Parramatta have released English forward Lee Mossop from the final year of his contract so he can return to Super League club Wigan.
A frantic off-season of player movements is not yet complete, so how exactly will your team look in Round 1, 2015?
Parramatta flew the highest when they all jumped aboard the Hayne plane, but the Eels began their post-Jarryd Hayne era by hopping on a real one on Monday.
The Eels have extended the contracts of head coach Brad Arthur, and his two assistant coaches, Steve Murphy and Peter Gentle, until at least the end of 2017.
Anthony Watmough has been confirmed as a new signing at the Eels on a four-year deal, along with four other new signings.
A quick rundown of when all 16 clubs return for pre-season training ahead of the 2015 season.
Finding Hayne's replacement is undoubtedly Parramatta's biggest challenge to overcome, but it's not the hurdle they face ahead of the 2015 season.
Jarryd Hayne will leave the Eels as a club icon, and could yet return to become one of the blue and gold's greatest of all time, according to a club legend.