Cowboys football boss Peter Parr reckons it will be difficult to re-sign their long list of off-contract NRL stars under the salary cap uncertainty.
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga says Kalyn Ponga will receive the development he needs to cope with the Newcastle spotlight with another year at the Cowboys.
Ben Hampton says he has returned to Townsville a different player and person and ready to contribute to the club's emerging legacy.
North Queensland have ruled out an early release for Kalyn Ponga after Newcastle confirmed they had signed the NRL prodigy from 2018.
The Newcastle Knights have signed Cowboys teen star Kalyn Ponga on a four-year deal, starting in 2018.
A complete list of all 16 NRL club's pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership.
The fixture list for the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season is out, giving a few early clues about which players will be value buys in the NRL next season.
NRL.com have analysed the fixture list of all 16 clubs for the 2017 season to come up with a "toughness" rating for each team's draw.
The reigning Premiers, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks will open the 2017 Telstra Premiership in a blockbuster match against the Brisbane Broncos.
With the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership draw released, NRL.com analysed each club to give a quick snapshot of the important points in your club's fixture.