Teams: Australia & Newcastle United
With the capture of Carey and Burns added to Welsh and Burton the feeling is we've genuinely got something to kick to for the first time since Modra and Robran left the club.
It also releases Mark Stevens down to CHB, the position he almost won the Club Champion in a couple of seasons ago.
Anything less than another final four finish will be considered a failure.
"They picked on the wrong man - and the wrong country. It was like pouring petrol onto a fire as far as I was concerned.
There's an old saying that the dog that barks loudest never bites. They did a lot of barking but we bit them pretty hard. Uruguay's attitude just showed how scared they were of us - it was their last resort."
- Vincenzo Grella, Parma & Australia.