Dylan Napa has joined the Canterbury Bulldogs, who acted quickly to replace David Klemmer following his move to Newcastle Knights.
Either Super League champions Wigan or NRL premiers Sydney Roosters will be crowned world champions in February.
Cooper Cronk remarkably played with a broken scapula in Sydney Roosters' 21-6 win over Melbourne Storm in Sunday's final.
Billy Slater was booed by fans in his final match at the NRL Grand Final, which left Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith disappointed.
Boyd Cordner and Billy Slater paid tribute to Cooper Cronk after the Sydney Roosters star played through the pain in the Grand Final.
Sydney Roosters failed to read the script for Billy Slater's final appearance as they were crowned premiers for a 14th time.
Cooper Cronk said he was a "long shot" to play in the Grand Final, but the playmaker will line up against his former club.
Playmaker Cooper Cronk could yet take his place in the Roosters' side for the Grand Final against his former club.
While his shoulder injury is improving, Cooper Cronk remains unsure if he will be fit to feature for Sydney Roosters on Sunday.
Melbourne Storm will have Billy Slater available to play in Sunday's NRL Grand Final after he was found not guilty of a shoulder charge.