Sharks hooker Michael Ennis hopes his coach settles on a new fullback sooner rather than later, with Ben Barba, Jack Bird and Valentine Holmes in contention.
Once known for their speed and scoring ability alone, the modern winger must also posses power and size and act as an extra forward in the modern game.
After being able to begin pre-season training on day one for the first time since 2007, a fit-again Paul Gallen hasn't ruled out playing beyond 2016.
Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen says his only words of advice to 2015 breakout star Jack Bird about his future is to make himself happy.
After missing the second half of Cronulla's semi-final loss to the Cowboys last season, Valentine Holmes is keen for revenge in Round 1 in his home town.
They touch the ball more than any player on the field and are instrumental in their respective side's premiership chances, but who are the best five hookers?
New Cronulla recruits Josh Cleeland and Kurt Capewell are hoping to get a chance to show off their "touch footy style" skills at the 2016 Auckland Nines.
A long stint in the NSW Cup and a change in playing style has transformed former Eel Joseph Paulo as he begins life at the Sharks.
A move across the Tasman to the Warriors came at the perfect time for returning Sharks playmaker Chad Townsend, who is ready to make the No.7 jersey his own.
All 16 NRL clubs pin-point the highlights and must-see matches of their own draws for the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership season.