Wealth of NRL talent up for contract negotiations

At the stroke of midnight last night the NRL curfew lifted on negotiating with players who are under contract until the end of the 2020 season. Players and their managers are now officially permitted to talk with other clubs about where they will be playing from 2021 onwards. The end of this year's curfew has thrown open the doors to a treasure trove of playing talent, many willing to test their value on the open market, many wanting to stay with their current clubs under the right conditions. There are also a stack of players who are without a home for the 2020 season, they are officially unemployed as of today.

We take a look at each club's list of players who are off contract at the end of 2020. We suggest which players they should do everything in their powers to keep, which players they should keep if the price is right and which players they can afford to let go. We also suggest which off contract players at other clubs they should pursue.

BRISBANE BRONCOS

Must keep:
David Fifita, Thomas Flegler, Andrew McCullough

At the right price:
Darius Boyd, Anthony Milford, Gehamat Shibasaki, Kotoni Staggs

Surplus:
Jack Bird, Herbie Farnworth, Sean O'Sullivan, Izaia Perese, Jake Turpin, Rhys Kennedy

Without a contract for 2020:
Troy Dargan, George Fai, Herbie Farnworth, Alex Glenn, Richie Kennar, Patrick Mago, Izaia Perese, James Segeyaro (suspended)

Make a grab for:
Brodie Croft, Jack Wighton, Dylan Edwards

CANBERRA RAIDERS

Must keep:
Jarrod Croker, Iosia Soliola, Jack Wighton

At the right price:
Nick Cotric, Joseph Leilua

Surplus:
Aidan Sezer, JJ Collins, Luke Bateman, Siliva Havili, Jack Murchie, Michael Oldfield

Without a contract for 2020:
Brad Abbey, Ata Hingano, Royce Hunt

Make a grab for
Sauaso Sue

CANTERBURY BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Must keep:
Will Hopoate, Josh Jackson, Lachlan Lewis, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

At the right price:
Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Kieran Foran, Kerrod Holland, Marcelo Montoya, Reimis Smith

Surplus:
Chris Smith, Jack Cogger, Adam Elliott, Sauaso Sue, Renouf To'omaga, Aiden Tolman, Brandon Wakeham

Without a contract for 2020:
Fa'amanu Brown, Danny Fualalo, Kaiyne-Lee Kalache, Michael Lichaa, John Olive, James Roumanos, Francis Tualau

Make a grab for:
Nathan Peats, Ryan James, Jake Friend, Herman Ese'ese, Euan Aitken, Issac Luke

CRONULLA SUTHERLAND SHARKS

Must keep:
Chad Townsend

At the right price:
Jayson Bukuya, Josh Morris, Matt Prior, Sione Katoa

Surplus:
Jackson Ferris, William Kennedy, Cruz Topai-Aveai, Braydon Trindall

Without a contract for 2020:
Kurt Capewell, Aaron Gray, William Kennedy, Billy Magoulias, Kayleb Milne, Scott Sorensen, Brayden Trindall, Teig Wilton

Make a grab for:
David Fifita, Felise Kaufusi, Herman Ese'ese

GOLD COAST TITANS

Must keep:
Jai Arrow

At the right price:
Dale Copley, Anthony Don, Keegan Hipgrave, Ryan James, Alexander Brimson

Surplus:
Leilani Latu, Nathan Peats, Kevin Proctor, Tyrone Roberts, Phillip Sami, Sam Stone

Without a contract for 2020:
Ryley Jacks

Make a grab for:
Felise Kaufusi, David Fifita, Brodie Croft, Dylan Edwards

MANLY WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES

Must keep:
Jake Trbojevic, Tom Trbojevic, Dylan Walker, Brad Parker

At the right price:
Brendan Elliot, Albert Hopoate, Moses Suli, Martin Taupau

Surplus:
Sam Smith, Corey Waddell

Without a contract for 2020:
Cade Cust, Sean Keppie, Haumole Olakau'ata, Lloyd Perrett, Joel Thompson

Make a grab for:
David Fifita

MELBOURNE STORM

Must keep:
Jesse Bromwich, Kenneath Bromwich, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Suliasi Vunivalu

At the right price:
Solomone Kata, Cooper Johns, Brodie Croft, Felise Kaufusi

Surplus:
Christian Welch, Sandor Earl, Tom Eisenhuth, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, Harry Grant, Nicho Hynes, Tui Kamikamica, Max King, Isaac Lumelume, Justin Olam, Marion Seve, Cameron Smith (to retire)

Without a contract for 2020:
Albert Vete

Make a grab for:
Aiden Tolman

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Must keep:
Tautau Moga

At the right price:
Jesse Ramien, Herman Ese'ese, James Gavet, Connor Watson  

Surplus:
Mitch Barnett, Beau Fermor, Josh King, Danny Levi, Mason Lino, Aidan Guerra, Daniel Saifiti, Jacob Saifiti, Pasami Saulo

Without a contract for 2020:
Phoenix Crossland, Beau Fermor, Slade Griffin, Brodie Jones, Josh King, Zac Woolford

Make a grab for:
Latrell Mitchell, Euan Aitken

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

Must keep:
Jordan McLean, Tom Opacic

At the right price:
John Asiata, Jake Clifford, Gavin Cooper, Kyle Feldt, Jordan Kahu

Surplus:
Reuben Cotter, Mitchell Dunn, Francis Molo, , Emry Pere, Tukimihia Simpkins, Shane Wright

Without a contract for 2020:
Kurt Baptiste, Javid Bowen, Te Maire Martin, Gideon Mosby

Make a grab for:
Dylan Edwards, Jack Bird

PARRAMATTA EELS

Must keep:
Dylan Brown, Shaun Lane, Michael Jennings

At the right price:
Nathan Brown, Kane Evans, George Jennings

Surplus:
Oregon Kaufusi, Reed Mahoney, Marata Niukore, Jaeman Salmon, Will Smith, Ray Stone

Without a contract for 2020:
Andrew Davey, Josh Hoffman, Greg Leleisiuao, Matt McIlwrick, Brad Takairangi, Ray Stone

Make a grab for:
Latrell Mitchell, Euan Aitken

PENRITH PANTHERS

Must keep:
Brian To'o, Dylan Edwards

At the right price:
Tyrone May, Malakai Watene-Zelezniak

Surplus:
James Tamou, Caleb Aekins, Kaide Ellis

Without a contract for 2020:
Jed Cartwright, Tyrell Fuimaono, Frank Winterstein, Hame Sele, Nick Lui-Toso, Paea Pua, Tim Grant, Sam McKendry

Make a grab for:
Euan Aitken, Zac Lomax

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

Must keep:
Alex Johnston

At the right price:
Cody Walker, Bayley Sironen

Surplus:
Cory Denniss, Kurt Dillon, Bryson Goodwin, Liam Knight, Steven Marsters

Without a contract for 2020:
Billy Britain, Kurt Dillon, Jacob Gagan, Mawene Hiroti, Kyle Turner, Rhys Kennedy

Make a grab for:
David Fifita, Tyson Frizell, Jai Arrow

ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

Must keep:
Tyson Frizell

At the right price:
Euan Aitken, Jack de Belin, James Graham, Luciano Leilua, Zac Lomax

Surplus:
Jacob Host, Timoteo Lafai, Jonus Pearson, Mikaele Ravalawa

Without a contract for 2020:
Tristan Sailor, Lachlan Timm, Josh Kerr, Lachlan Maranta, Jai Field

Make a grab for:
Jack Bird

SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Must keep:
Siosiua Taukeiaho, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend

At the right price:
Latrell Mitchell, Mitchell Aubusson, Brett Morris, Zane Tetevano

Surplus:
Nat Butcher, Ryan Hall, Lachlan Lam

Without a contract for 2020:
Fletcher Baker, Craig Garvey, Matt Ikuvalu, Bernard Lewis

Make a grab for:
David Fifita

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS

Must keep:
Blake Green

At the right price:
Gerard Beale, Adam Blair, Lachlan Burr, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Peta Hiku

Surplus:
Jackson Frei, Patrick Herbert, Adam Keighran, Sam Lisone, Taane Milne, Isaiah Papali'i, Hayze Perham, Leivaha Pulu, Nathaniel Roache

Without a contract for 2020:
Issac Luke, Hayze Perham

Make a grab for:
Jai Arrow, Tyson Frizell, Zac Lomax

WESTS TIGERS

Must keep:
Matthew Eisenhuth

At the right price:
Alex Twal, Sam McIntyre, Robert Jennings

Surplus:
Chris McQueen, Paul Momirovski, Dylan Smith, Tommy Talau, Elijah Taylor, Oliver Clark, Luke Garner, Benji Marshall, Ben Matulino (medically retired)

Without a contract for 2020:
Alex Seyfarth, Tommy Talau

Make a grab for:
Jai Arrow, Alexander Brimson