Grand final redemption? Forget it. The Canberra Raiders will be motivated by something closer to their hearts when they pay tribute to Don Furner snr this year.
Raiders officials are working to finalise the best way to honour Furner snr's life after he died on Monday night.
The team will likely wear black armbands for a trial match against the Canterbury Bulldogs on Saturday before a more permanent tribute to the coaching guru.
The Raiders had Les McIntyre's named stitched on to their jerseys for every game of the season after the Green Machine's founding father died in 2009.
Furner snr is considered just as influential in the evolution from rugby league rejects to premiership powerhouses.
"Don Furner will not only be remembered because his passing now, he'll be remembered for many years to come," said Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.
"The history of the club, for what he's done for the club itself, and also what Don and David have done. It's been a lifetime here for the Furner family and what they've built and Don was the pinnacle of that."