Canberra have continued their re-signing spree, confirming Queensland State of Origin forward Josh Papalii will remain at the NRL club until the end of 2018.
Last year's finalists the Sharks will have to contended with a host of exciting young talent from the Dragons, Titans and Raiders in their Auckland Nines pool.
A complete list of all 16 NRL club's pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is pleased with the efforts of his charges so far this pre-season, claiming Jack Wighton is a key component of the club's future.
Canberra fullback Jack Wighton has extended his contract with the club until the end of 2018.
A closer look at the best individual NRL Fantasy performances from 2015, with just two players managing to break through the 100-point barrier.
Canberra centre Joseph Leilua has re-signed with the club for another three seasons.
With Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer still recovering from shoulder surgeries, Canberra's new halves pairing have spent plenty of time working closely together.
Former Catalans teammate Zeb Taia has predicted that Canberra Raiders recruit Elliott Whitehead will take the NRL by storm in 2016.
Melbourne have confirmed the signing of Canberra Raiders' NRL centre Jeremy Hawkins, who is headed to the Storm on a two-year deal.