Since Jason Clark was a boy he dreamt of running out in the cardinal and myrtle jersey and after 10-years as a one-club player, it's hard for him to believe that's coming to an end.
With 168 first-grade appearances for the Bunnies, the local junior said it hasn't quite sunk in yet that his time at the club may end as early as Saturday night.
"Playing for the Bunnies is something I always dreamed of, I remember playing at half-time of games when I was a kid in my [Coogee] Wombats outfit," Clark said.
"To think it all coming to an end is something you never think of and you never put a date on because you never want it to end, but it's reality.
"It's definitely something I've been thinking about lately but I haven't come to terms with it yet.
"When the time comes I'm sure there will be a few tears."
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Clark, who will play for Warrington in the Super League next year, will leave Redfern a grateful man.
"I've been very lucky to be a one-club man," Clark said.
"On the club's behalf [for] re-signing me each year, it's something that my family and myself are very proud of. We have a really great bunch of blokes here, we really do and we always have.
"I look forward to coming in in the morning and giving everyone a big handshake and a cuddle then getting out there on the field and training really well – I'm going to miss that."
After signing a two-year deal with the Wolves, he and his wife and three daughters will say farewell to Sydney in November.
"The club did ask me to leave last year so it was hard and coming into this pre-season and not knowing where I was going to do after the season," Clark said.
"In saying that, I'm 29, so I knew something was going to come soon that I would have to move on, although it probably come sooner than I thought. But I'm lucky that the club gave me so much notice for me to be able to look ahead.
"And now we are really looking forward to getting to Warrington Wolves and settling in there and making that our new home."
The Bunnies will be looking to redeem themselves after their 29-28 qualifying final loss to the Melbourne Storm when they host the St George Illawarra Dragons in a do-or-die clash on Saturday at ANZ Stadium.
Clark said despite missing skipper Gareth Widdop, he expects the quality of the Dragons to be nothing less than what they displayed in their 48-18 victory last Sunday over Brisbane.
"I don't know what they'll do losing Gareth Widdop, obviously it's a big loss for them," Clark said.
"But it doesn't make the game any easier, they're a finals team playing for a win so it's going to be a tough game.
"I know everyone in our team is going to put it all out there and do their best and that's what I love about all the boys here - they work hard and do it for each other."
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