They boast a flawless Test record in 2016 and a stats sheet which shows they have outscored their opponents 146 points to 44 across five games.
New Zealand forward Adam Blair says he owes his career revival to Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett.
North Queensland prop Ben Hannant has confirmed his immediate retirement from the NRL due to an ongoing knee injury.
Panthers recruit James Tamou has set the bar high at his new club, boldly declaring that premiership success in 2017 would be the definition of a good year.
An off-season trip to Fiji to work in the community alongside teammate Leivaha Pulu has helped Titans centre Konrad Hurrell appreciate his life as an NRL star.
Coach David Kidwell says the Kiwis can't afford a slow start in their Four Nations rugby league final against Australia at Anfield in Liverpool.
Johnathan Thurston will play his last match on English soil in Sunday's Four Nations final against New Zealand at Anfield having never lost a game.
Greg Inglis has come out in support of South Sydney teammate Sam Burgess after he was criticised by England coach Wayne Bennett.
Described by many players as the cultural leader of the Kangaroos, injured forward Sam Thaiday has left a void to fill ahead of the Four Nations final.
With Thomas Leuluai to miss the Four Nations final after being ruled out with a broken jaw, the Kiwis aren't hinting at who his replacement will be.