New Zealand have announced a 19-man team to take on Australia in Perth on Saturday, with six changes from the team beaten in the mid-year test.
Newcastle have secured the services of experienced NRL hooker Rory Kostjasyn from North Queensland.
New Zealand back-rower Tohu Harris believes the Australians don't lose anything by not having Andrew Fifita at their disposal for upcoming Four Nations.
The Kangaroos' upcoming Four Nations tournament will prove to be one of the biggest representative campaigns of Darius Boyd's career.
The Melbourne Storm have added to their depth by securing three young guns in Cowboys duo Jahrome Hughes and Brandon Smith and Queensland Cup star Ryley Jacks.
The Parramatta Eels have signed Gold Coast Titans outside back Josh Hoffman on a three-year deal.
Penrith Panthers utility Tyrone Peachey has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.
Rugby League World Cup 2017 has announced its fan-friendly ticket pricing for next year's tournament to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Storm halfback Cooper Cronk insists that being back in camp with the Kangaroos is helping to ease his grand final heartache.
The Rabbitohs continued their impressive start to 2016, while the Eels upset the Cowboys and a Bulldog on debut kicked his side to victory at Pepper Stadium.