For Sea Eagles pair Jamie Buhrer and Brenton Lawrence the chance to play in the NRL Nines means a whole lot more than most.
New Manly recruits Nathan Green, Isaac John, Wof Lavaka, Tim Moltzen and Matt Parcell will make their first appearance for the club at the Nines.
With a real chance of cementing a spot in a strong Manly backline for 2016, Tom Trbojevic can't wait to show what he's capable of at the Auckland Nines.
When picking your 25-man NRL Fantasy squad, keep an eye out for players who fall into one of these categories in order to get the most out of your squad.
Manly will be aiming to bounce back from last season's roller-coaster ride under new coach Trent Barrett.
The retention of Daly Cherry-Evans, some key recruits and the emergence of an impressive young prop are the big Fantasy talking points from Manly this year.
According to the writers at NRL.com, Jamie Lyon's reign as the premier centre in the game has come to an end.
While outside backs make the highlight reels and playmakers win the plaudits, it's the forward pack that win you games. Here are the best five in the NRL.
Where would our great game be without the razzle dazzle of the backs? Here are the top five backlines in the competition heading into the 2016 season.
Former Rabbitohs centre Dylan Walker has signed a four-year deal with the Sea Eagles, expressing his desire to play alongside Daly Cherry-Evans in the halves.