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Can the South Sydney Rabbitohs finally reach the grand final in 2014? Credit: NRL Photos Copyright: NRL Photos

When does your team return to training for the 2014 pre-season? Who are you club's big buys? Check out the details for each club below (ranked by their 2013 finish) and get the full 2014 NRL player moves list on NRL.com's Player Transfers page

ROOSTERS
Return to training:
November 4
Key ins: Remi Casty
Key outs: Martin Kennedy
Key focus for 2014: They've kept Sonny Bill Williams at the club, now the focus will be on doing the (almost) impossible and winning back-to-back titles in the NRL's salary cap era. France prop Remi Casty replaces the Brisbane-bound Martin Kennedy in their only significant bit of recruiting so far, but the all-round talent at the club will surely make the Roosters one of the favourites again in 2014.

Roosters 2013 season review 

SEA EAGLES
Return to training:
November 18
Key ins: Cheyse Blair, Josh Starling, Delroy Berryman, Jayden Hodges, Tyson Andrew
Key outs: Brent Kite, George Rose, Joe Galuvao
Key focus for 2014: Going all the way to the grand final again. Manly's winning mentality is second to none and they boast star players across the park, although their forward pack has lost some depth and experience after the exits of Brent Kite, George Rose and Joe Galuvao. Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans and the Stewart brothers hold the keys for their side once again.

Sea Eagles 2013 season review

RABBITOHS
Return to training:
Mid-November
Key ins: Joel Reddy
Key outs: Dylan Farrell, Roy Asotasi, Nathan Peats, Matt King, Michael Crocker, Andrew Everingham, Justin Hunt, Josh Starling
Key focus for 2014: So near yet so far again in 2013, the Bunnies will be out to prove their doubters wrong next year by finally getting through to an elusive grand final. With a monster pack and a great spine, there is no reason why Souths can't be a force again next time around.

Rabbitohs 2013 season review

KNIGHTS
Return to training:
November 18
Key ins: Russell Packer, Clint Newton, Michael Dobson
Key outs: Danny Buderus, Neville Costigan, Kevin Naiqama, Peter Mata'utia
Key focus for 2014: They surprised some critics by reaching the final four this season and will look to build on that next year, with Russell Packer adding some size to a very solid pack and Jarrod Mullen leading one of the NRL's best backlines. The experience of Danny Buderus is hard to replace but if Kurt Gidley can stay fit Newcastle have all the ingredients to challenge for the premiership.

Knights 2013 season review 

STORM
Return to training:
November 7
Key ins: Travis Robinson, George Rose, Cody Walker, Hymel Hunt
Key outs: Gareth Widdop, Maurice Blair, Jason Ryles, Brett Finch, Junior Sa'u, Lagi Setu
Key focus for 2014: Keeping the 'big three' of Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater fit and firing after another gruelling off-season – last year it was playing the World Club Challenge, this time it's the World Cup. Queensland Cup player of the year Cody Walker arrives with the five-eighth spot up for grabs after the departures of Gareth Widdop and Brett Finch.

Storm 2013 season review 

SHARKS
Return to training:
November 5
Key ins: Blake Ayshford, Matt Prior
Key outs: Jayson Bukuya, Tyrone Peachey, Ben Pomeroy, Ben Ross, Mark Taufua, Chad Townsend, Jon Green
Key focus for 2014: With the ASADA investigation still hanging over their heads, the Sharks will be keen to get through any off-field dramas in the next couple of months before turning their full attention towards next season. They have a solid all-round squad after some smart recruiting in recent years, led by the forward duo of Paul Gallen and Andrew Fifita and playmaker Todd Carney.

Sharks 2013 season review 

BULLDOGS
Return to training:
November 11
Key ins: Reni Maitua, Chase Stanley
Key outs: Ben Barba, Dene Halatau, Martin Taupau, Steve Turner, Danny Galea, Kris Keating
Key focus for 2014: The 2012 grand finalists will be out to improve on last year's sixth-place finish, but can they cover for the loss of Ben Barba? Des Hasler will expect more from Tony Williams next season but the Dogs do still possess one of the strongest packs in the competition. Reni Maitua returns to his original NRL club while Chase Stanley boosts the club's depth in the outside backs.

Bulldogs 2013 season review 

COWBOYS
Return to training:
November 11
Key ins: Lachlan Coote, Cameron King
Key outs: Matt Bowen, Dallas Johnson, Ashley Graham, Kalifa Faifai Loa
Key focus for 2014: New coach Paul Green has his job cut out for him getting his star-studded team living up to expectations, and the Cowboys have lost a ton of experience with the retirements of Dallas Johnson and Ashley Graham and the departure of Matt Bowen to the Super League. At least Lachlan Coote is a quality replacement for Bowen at fullback, and Cameron King could be the solution for North Queensland's at-times troublesome hooker position.

Cowboys 2013 season review 

TITANS
Return to training:
November 4
Key ins: Maurice Blair, Kalifa Faifai Loa, Siuatonga Likiliki
Key outs: Luke O'Dwyer, Hymel Hunt
Key focus for 2014: With a great forward back and one of the best young halves combinations in the game – not to mention the talents of human wrecking ball Jamal Idris – the Titans have the potential to be contenders but have struggled to fulfil that potential in recent years. Maurice Blair adds another strike weapon in the outside backs, and if Idris can stay fit all season the Gold Coast should be finals-bound.

Titans 2013 season review 

PANTHERS
Return to training:
November 11
Key ins: Brent Kite, Jamie Soward, Peter Wallace, Elijah Taylor, Kevin Naiqama, Tyrone Peachey
Key outs: Lachlan Coote, Luke Walsh, Mose Masoe, Danny Galea, Clint Newton, Travis Robinson, Blake Austin
Key focus for 2014: Penrith have been one of the best recruiters of the off-season so far, picking up new halves Jamie Soward and Peter Wallace plus veteran prop Brent Kite, boom back-rowers Elijah Taylor and Tyrone Peachey and Fiji fullback Kevin Naiqama. If Soward and Wallace click the Panthers should take another step towards becoming finals challengers.

Panthers 2013 season review 

WARRIORS
Returned to training:
October 28
Key ins: Sam Tomkins, Jayson Bukuya, Chad Townsend
Key outs: Elijah Taylor, Russell Packer, Todd Lowrie, Steve Rapira
Key focus for 2014: England star Sam Tomkins will arrive in the NRL with a lot of hype in 2014, and his combination with halfback Shaun Johnson could make the Warriors one of the NRL's most dangerous sides next season. On the other hand, if the team doesn't improve its consistency then they won't get any further than they did in 2013. The Kiwis can beat anyone on their day, which is what makes their bad days so frustrating.

Warriors 2013 season review 

BRONCOS
Return to training:
November 6
Key ins: Ben Barba, Martin Kennedy, Marmin Barba
Key outs: Scott Prince, Corey Norman, Peter Wallace, Lama Tasi, Delroy Berryman
Key focus for 2014: Ben Barba is the big-name signing but mystery still surrounds the Broncos' 2014 halves combination after the departures of Scott Prince, Peter Wallace and Corey Norman. Martin Kennedy will strengthen an already star-studded pack but will Brisbane find the cutting edge that they lacked in 2013?

Broncos 2013 season review 

RAIDERS
Returned to training:
October 31
Key ins: Lagi Setu
Key outs: Blake Ferguson, Joel Thompson, Shaun Berrigan, Sam Williams, Joe Picker, Sandor Earl
Key focus for 2014: New mentor Ricky Stuart will be focused on getting the most out of his former team after another controversy-riddled season, with yet more talented backline players coming through to replace the departed Blake Ferguson and Josh Dugan. A few more recruits wouldn't go astray but if they manage to keep their current crop together they have the ability to become finals challengers again.

Raiders 2013 season review 

DRAGONS
Return to training:
November 18
Key ins: Gareth Widdop, Sam Williams, Joel Thompson, Dylan Farrell, Mike Cooper, Peter Mata'utia, Matt Groat
Key outs: Matt Cooper, Michael Weyman, Jamie Soward, Nathan Fien, Chase Stanley, Matt Prior, Cameron King
Key focus for 2014: Gareth Widdop and Sam Williams will form a new halves pairing for the Dragons next season, with the club undergoing something of an overhaul after another disappointing campaign. Englishman Mike Cooper is one of several new faces at a club that is desperate to get back to return to the glory days of 2010.

Dragons 2013 season review 

WESTS TIGERS
Return to training:
November 11
Key ins: Pat Richards, Dene Halatau, Cory Paterson, Keith Lulia, Martin Taupau, Blake Austin
Key outs: Benji Marshall, Blake Ayshford, Lote Tuqiri, Joel Reddy, Eddy Pettybourne, Matt Groat, Jacob Miller, Brenden Santi, Shaun Spence
Key focus for 2014: Expect the Tigers to look to the future with young halves duo Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses battling to replace Benji Marshall. Returning recruit Pat Richards boasts a phenomenal try-scoring record from his time in the Super League but the Tigers forwards and halves will need to fire if Richards is to be given many try-scoring chances.

Tigers 2013 season review 

EELS
Return to training:
November 7
Key ins: Will Hopoate, Lee Mossop, Nathan Peats, Corey Norman, Justin Hunt
Key outs: Reni Maitua, Cheyse Blair, Jake Mullaney, Pat O'Hanlon
Key focus for 2014: The only way is up for Parramatta and their new coach Brad Arthur, with Will Hopoate one of several talented signings. Englishman Lee Mossop and former Rabbitoh Nathan Peats will boost the forward pack but getting the best out of backline stars Hopoate, Jarryd Hayne, Corey Norman and the enigmatic Chris Sandow will be Arthur's top priority.

Eels 2013 season review 

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