Having now worked with Wayne Bennett with the World All Stars, James Graham believes the master coach will help England close the gap to the top two nations.
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.
While the NRL All Stars game may be new territory for Wests Tigers' Chris Lawrence, the World All Star's journey to the back row isn't groundbreaking territory.
Reappointed City Origin coach Brad Fittler will go head to head with former Sydney Roosters teammate Craig Fitzgibbon in this year's City-Country clash.
While Issac Luke will be tough to replace, Rabbitohs legend Mario Fenech believes Cameron McInnes and Damien Cook will push each other to new heights.
The Parramatta Eels have named a 24-man squad to face the Gold Coast Titans in Alice Springs on Saturday.
Just twelve months after coming to the attention of national selectors, Casey Karklis has drawn comparisons with one of the greatest rugby league players.
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.
An experimental rule will be in place for NRL trial matches which will see differential penalties awarded against players who do not play the ball correctly.
Joel Thompson has lent his support to the headspace Yarn Safe campaign, encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to seek help.