When David Klemmer's newborn son was admitted to intensive care more than a fortnight ago, one of the first people he rang was Aaron Woods.
Michael Chammas is a sports reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald
Mitchell Moses could join the Parramatta Eels in the next fortnight as the Wests Tigers move to bring Panthers five-eighth Te Maire Martin back to the club this season.
Jarryd Hayne has made enquiries about a potential homecoming at Parramatta next season.
The Bulldogs have told the NRL their players will be unavailable for selection for next weekend's final instalment of the City-Country representative match.
Brenko Lee being sent to the sin bin ultimately cost Canterbury the victory against the Wests Tigers.
Wests Tigers chair Marina Go has pleaded with club fans not to disrespect the likely departing players.
Wests Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe insists the club did everything in its power to retain James Tedesco and Aaron Woods.
Gareth Widdop looks set to remain at St George Illawarra after the Dragons significantly bumped up their original offer and extended the duration of their skipper's deal by another year.
The NRL won't register the expected contracts of Aaron Woods and Kieran Foran at the Bulldogs until the club outlines how they plan to get under next year's indicative $9.14 million salary cap.
Luke Brooks was told that if he resigned with the Wests Tigers there was a possibility he would be the only member of the so called 'big four' to be at the club next season. He still signed.