Albury celebrated its second premiership in three years at the club’s presentation night on Saturday but are expecting to farewell a number of stars.
South Africans Lex Botha and Tyran Fagan, who joined the club mid-season, have other international offers while Liam Krautz and Dan Cottrell have already indicated they won’t be with the club in 2016.
The playing future of leading pointscorer James Olds remains up in the air, with the Welsh flyer fielding offers from Canberra and Melbourne clubs.
Coach Mick Raynes, who will lead the club again in 2016, doesn’t want to much any pressure on the players so far out from next season.
“It's six months and that is a lifetime until the start of the next season,” Raynes said.
“In the last four or five years we seem to lose seven or eight players from each grand final team but we manage to find players to step up.”
Raynes is expecting the likes of Oscar Ramsden, Adam Clements and Andrew Scott to step up from second grade with a full pre-season under their belts.
The Steamers have made an offer for both South Africans to return, but it remains unlikely with Botha securing a deal in Wales.
Raynes did open the door for a possible return for Krautz, who has named the club’s best back.
“He was talking about trying to get back as he will get a lot of leave so he has to find a way to play seven games during the year and I’m sure we would be happy to accommodate him,” Raynes said.
Ash Leferve was named the best and fairest winner.
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