It's not quite as good as winning the premiership, but for Maitland Pickers it comes close.
Since their magnificent Presidents Cup premiership win, the Pickers have gone in to full recruitment mode, and their efforts have been every bit as impressive as their on-field success.
A delighted coach Matt Lantry said the club has resigned the vast majority of their premiership winning squad for next season, starting with the big three of captain and hooker Alex Langbridge, tough as teak prop Sam Anderson and playmaker Brock Lamb.
"We were always fairly confident of keeping the players because there was such a good feeling among he players," he said. "But having said that, we're overjoyed with what we've manage to achieve in a couple of weeks.
"Most are one year deals but that 's good because there's talk of altering the salary cap, so we'd need to see how that plays out."
The quality of players sticking with the club means that whatever competition the Pickers play in - whether it be a return to the Newcastle competition or another stint in the presidents Cup - they'll be setting their sights firmly on the title.
So, three big names down, but who else?
Utility back Daniel Langbridge who became such a key player at fullback has signed to play alongside his brother again.
Outside backs Matt Soper-Lawler, fellow centre Gary Anderson, pacy winger James Bradley and the powerful winger Elijah Rasiga have all put pen to paper.
Prop Jayden Butterfield who had a strong year and an outstanding grand final, has signed too, as has Jacob McCudden, the left-edge back rower from The Entrance who became such a strong player the longer the season went on.
On top of that young guns Cooper Jenkins and Cal Burgess have agreed to stay, although they may get snapped up by the Knights.
Experienced front rower Ben Ireland is back again next year, as is back rower Peter Wilson who got limited opportunities in the Presidents Cup, but looked good when he came on off the bench.
Fullback Greg Morris, who didn't play last season, is signed, as is Jarom Haines, the silky utility back who took the season off after signing from Kurri.
Powerhouse representative second rower Pat Mata'utia, who barely got on the field due to work commitments and an untimely injury, will also be back next season.
Another of the Singleton players who signed last season was winger Will Nieuwenhuis who injured a knee but who seriously impressed in his limited opportunities. He's back too.
And old style front rower James Taylor, who came down from Queensland last season, was already signed to go around again next year.
If you're counting, that's 19 players locked away.
The big name you might notice missing is five eighth Chad O'Donnell who had a superb season but missed the grand final due to a knee injury.
"I've got a hand shake agreement with him," Lantry said. "He's rock solid. He's really busy with work so it's just a matter of finding the time to put pen to paper. I expect we'll have that sorted in the next week."
Two strong players who won't be there will be Henry Penn and second rower Faitotoa Faitotoa.
Faitotoa will return to the Queensland Cup and it seems certain Penn will join him.
Lantry said the one thing left on the agenda is to add depth - to increase competition for places while, at the same time, strengthening the lower grades.
"Most of our under 19s are still eligible to play 19s next season," he said. "I think we only have four players who'll be coming up to seniors next year.
"So we'll offer a chance to fringe first graders who want a fresh opportunity. A few key positional players would be very handy."
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