Defending premiers the Ipswich Jets have paid a high price for their 2015 season success – with six of their star being snapped up by NRL clubs for next season.

Skipper Keiron Lander has also hung up his boots after many years of dedicated service to the club and will leave a large void to be filled.

However, coaches Ben Walker and Shane Walker have conducted a broad search and have signed some promising stars of the future.

Former Jet Nathaniel Neale has also agreed to terms with the club and is set to make his return to North Ipswich Reserve.

Gains

Abraham Atallah (St George Illawarra Dragons), Jesse Roberts (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Maxwell Fesolai (Melbourne Storm), Kyle McConnell (North Queensland Cowboys), Rory Humphreys (Gold Coast Titans NYC), Kyle Blackman (year off)

Losses

Keiron Lander (retired), Matt Parcell (Manly Sea Eagles), Josh Cleeland (Cronulla Sharks), Kurt Capewell (Cronulla Sharks), Rod Griffin (Wests Tigers), Billy McConnachie (Wests Tigers), Carlin Anderson (Brisbane Broncos)

Where they finished in 2015: Premiers and NRL State Champions (3rd in regular season)

2016 coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker

Other clubs:

CQ Capras
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Norths Devils
Redcliffe Dolphins
Northern Pride
Souths Logan Magpies
Townsville Blackhawks
Burleigh Bears
Tweed Heads Seagulls
PNG Hunters