While he knows it's going to be a fight to keep his spot in first grade, Raiders half Sam Williams is relishing the challenge presented by his new teammates.
Despite a shaky start off the field to begin the pre-season, Raiders forward Mitchell Barnett will be looking to improve on his two NRL appearances to date.
While the Nines format is different to a standard Telstra Premiership fixture, there's still plenty to learn from the stats from the 2016 Auckland Nines.
Jarrod Croker is spending the All Stars week learning from the best as he continues to develop his captaincy role and leadership skills at the Canberra Raiders.
Despite a late Raiders fightback, the Warriors earned their spot in the 2016 Nines semi-finals after accounting for a spirited Canberra outfit.
Canberra qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2016 Auckland Nines on for-and-against, ending the Sharks' tournament in the process.
The Titans earned their first win of the Auckland Nines weekend with a powerful 26-15 victory over Canberra, sparked by powerhouse prop Agnatius Paasi.
Game 7 produced a series of long-range and spectacular tries as the Raiders downed the Dragons in their opening game of the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
After a year spent filling in at centre and fullback instead of his preferred spot on the wing, Sisa Waqa is looking forward to sticking out on the flanks.
Having made six NRL appearances since debuting in 2014, 20-year-old Raiders outside back Brenko Lee knows exactly what he needs to do to return to first grade.