Buoyed by the addition of some promising youngsters, Melbourne Storm will look to make their sixth consecutive finals berth in 2016.
An off-season recruit, 18-year-old Curtis Scott is very much in the frame for a Round 1 debut in Melbourne's season-opener against St George Illawarra.
Billy Slater believes he's on track to feature in Melbourne's opening game of the NRL Telstra Premiership season against the Dragons on March 7.
With his current contract expiring at the end of the 2016 season, Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has cleared the air on speculation surrounding his next deal.
Five-eighth Blake Green and prop Jesse Bromwich have been elevated to the Melbourne Storm leadership group.
Off-contract Storm coach Craig Bellamy is hoping to make a call on his future beyond the 2016 season before his team kicks off their campaign.
Jesse Bromwich, Cam Smith and Cooper Cronk will headline a strong Melbourne Storm outfit to face the Bulldogs in Saturday's trial at Belmore Oval.
New recruit Jordan Rankin kicked a goal from the sideline to give the Wests Tigers an 18-16 win over Melbourne in a trial on the Sunshine Coast.
On the verge of establishing his spot in representative teams, teammates believe Will Chambers is the man to lead the next generation of Indigenous stars.
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.