Last thrill of the Chase for Tigers
Rangi Chase has pledged to bow out of Castleford Tigers on a high in Sunday's Super League derby at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
The 2011 Man of Steel is bringing his four-year stay with the Tigers to a close after securing a contract, also for four years, with ambitious Salford City Reds from next season.
The New Zealand-born England international is planning to move over to Manchester to be near his new club but admits he has grown to love his adopted Castleford.
"It's going to be emotional," Chase said. "Castleford has been a massive part of my life. My time there has changed me not only as a player but as a person.
"They gave me an opportunity when I first got there and it's been the best move I've made in my life."
Castleford are just a point ahead of the Wildcats ahead of the final game and Chase knows there will be no better farewell gift than a victory over the local rivals.
"A derby against Wakey, it's not only for the players but for the fans, this is the game they get up for," he added. "They want the bragging rights for the next 12 months.
"I know what it means for the people of Cas to win this derby and I'll be doing everything I can to achieve it."
Wakefield will be hoping to put aside the continued uncertainty over the cash-strapped club.
They sold scrum-half Tim Smith to Salford to pay the wages, have agreed a transfer fee with Hull KR for winger Ben Cockayne, and have told Wigan Warriors’ Chris Tuson he is free to pull out of his proposed move as they continue to cut costs.
The uncertainty is just as great at London Broncos, who bring down the curtain on another miserable season at Hull KR.
After their shock victory at Bradford Bulls a week ago, the Londoners have a chance to avoid the wooden spoon by putting back-to-back wins together for the first time this year.
Broncos coach Tony Rea said: "The side played with terrific spirit and travelled well.
"They had a good week together enjoying each other's company which is important going into the last game so we're sticking with the same squad.
"That's a real positive way to finish the season. It's about us having good effort and doing our best."
It promises to be an emotional occasion for London's veteran Australian prop Mark Bryant, who will hang up his boots after the game.
Hull KR, who cannot finish higher than eighth, are likely to rest players ahead of their play-off tie at St Helens.
They are without stand-off Travis Burns after he broke an arm in last week's defeat at Widnes Vikings and will give a late fitness test to skipper Michael Dobson, who is hoping to play at Craven Park for one last time as he prepares to return to Australia.
Hooker Lincoln Withers will make his farewell home appearance after confirming he is leaving the club.