Highly rated 18-year-old Nick Cotric is set to make his NRL debut for Canberra against North Queensland in Townsville.
An off-season injury to Raiders back-up hooker Kurt Baptiste has opened the door for Adam Clydsdale to build on his four-game career with Canberra.
A disruptive 2016 has Canberra's Blake Austin primed to regain the form that earned him the Dally M Five-Eighth of the Year award just two seasons ago.
The North Queensland Cowboys have signed experienced forward Shaun Fensom from the Canberra Raiders on a two-year deal.
After falling agonisingly short of their first grand final appearance since 1994 last season, Canberra are poised for another premiership assault.
Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker says he's likely to miss the first month of the season after dislocating his knee cap during the All Stars game in Newcastle.
Towering winger Edrick Lee has joined the Sharks effective immediately after being released from his current contract by the Canberra Raiders.
After an outstanding first year in the NRL, Canberra's English back-rower Elliott Whitehead is refreshed and ready to lead the Green Machine's title charge.
Raiders halfback Aidan Sezer admits the team has work to do after being hammered 44-0 by the Knights in their only NRL trial match.
Newcastle have hammered Canberra in a NRL trial match in Queanbeyan, piling on 44 unanswered points.