Benji Marshall's premiership-winning halves partner Scott Prince believes the Broncos are getting a bargain superstar who will be invaluable to the club.
A handy 13-man outfit made up entirely of players who have represented Australia without ever (yet) getting a call-up by Blues or Maroons selectors.
The Cowboys and Broncos produced another game-of-the-year contender when a Johnathan Thurston field goal once again separated the 2015 grand finalists.
England will have at least five players on debut when they play their first match under new head coach Wayne Bennett.
It seems as if the NRL season has only just finished, but it's only two weeks until some clubs begin pre-season training for next year.
The NRL has been officially recognised on the international stage for their School to Work Program at the annual Beyond Sport Awards in London.
Manly front-rower Jake Trbojevic has revealed the one thing missing from his call-up to the Kangaroos last week: Sea Eagles team-mate Jamie Lyon.
Gold Coast back-rower Zeb Taia believes Dave Taylor can be a force again in the NRL next season - if the former Origin and Test star works for it.
Bronson Harrison's rugby league career spanned 11 years, 196 NRL games and 12 Test appearances for New Zealand, but now he is at the forefront of a new career.
While it's the breathtaking tries that last in the memory banks of forever, it's the tries that players stop that matter most to teammates and coaches.