A combined 48 players will get their chance to impress during Saturday's Charity Shield between the Dragons and the Rabbitohs. Here are six to watch.
A major casualty has emerged out of the Indigenous All Stars camp just a day before the All Stars fixture, with hooker Ray Thompson suffering a fractured ankle.
New Panthers skipper Matt Moylan certainly has a lot on his plate ahead of Penrith's first full-blown game for the year against the Bulldogs on Saturday.
The Women's All Stars have lost two Jillaroos, handing the Indigenous Women's team a great opportunity to record their first win in this fixture.
While he knows it's going to be a fight to keep his spot in first grade, Raiders half Sam Williams is relishing the challenge presented by his new teammates.
St Helens won't have any momentum before playing the Sydney Roosters next week in the World Club Series, after being thrashed by Salford.
The profile of touch football in Australia has never been so high, with a Touch Football All Stars fixture to take place prior to Harvey Norman All Stars game.
64 teenagers from Australia and New Zealand were invited to spend a week in Brisbane for a leadership Youth Summit - and the benefits are already tangible.
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.
After taking over the role from Johnathan Thurston, Indigenous All Stars captain Greg Inglis has continued to cement himself as on the game's great leaders.