The Brisbane Broncos have announced that Darius Boyd will take on club captaincy honours for NRL season 2017.
Brisbane's newest recruit Korbin Sims believes teammate Josh McGuire will be the Broncos' No.13 come Round 1, and is hoping to slot into the front row.
He was a try-scoring machine in his debut season, but for young Eels fullback Bevan French, this year is about proving he has what it takes without the ball.
Gerard Beale looms as the man most likely to start the season at fullback for the Sharks if Valentine Holmes is unable to recover from a hamstring injury.
The Cowboys' young stars will get their chance to push for places in the Round 1 side, with Green naming a youthful squad for their trial against the Roosters.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has named a 20-man squad to travel to the UK to face Wigan in the annual World Club Challenge on February 19.
Sea Eagles recruit Blake Green will have his first hit-out in Manly colours this Saturday, named with Daly Cherry-Evans in their side's trial against Souths.
The Canberra Raiders and NRL integrity unit have worked together to determine a sufficient outcome for Junior Paulo, for an off-field incident in 2016.
Jack de Belin, Euan Aitken and Auckland Nines star Jai Field have been included in the Dragons squad to face the Tigers in a trial in Wollongong on Saturday.
Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has named a strong squad for his side's first pre-season trial against the Storm at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday night.