Whether they cost huge dollars or prove a bargain basement buy, the excitement generated by a new signing at your club can be massive.
When clubs are struggling they go in search of a star who can boost their stocks.
And when teams are within reach of a premiership they go looking for the final piece of the puzzle to take them to the promised land.
NRL.com is bringing you a new quiz every week, allowing you to test your footy knowledge against your mates, and this week it's on star recruits.
Can you gain Immortal status with a 10/10 score? Will you go close and make the Hall of Fame? Are you just an NRL rookie? Or will your score leave you in reserve grade?