The Canberra Raiders have released forward Jarrad Kennedy from the final year of his contract to take up a contract with another NRL club.
The Queensland Rugby League announced its inaugural Female Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) squad, a reflection of the growing status of the women's game.
The Raiders say their fans are the toughest in the NRL and they'll repay them in 2017 with a total prize pool of $1 million up for grabs throughout the season.
Rugby League fans are invited to become official selectors and pick their Indigenous All Stars team, which will take on the World All Stars in Newcastle.
Ben Hampton says he has returned to Townsville a different player and person and ready to contribute to the club's emerging legacy.
After a disastrous one-year stint in the English Super League, returning Broncos prop Mitchell Dodds is confident his best football is ahead of him.
Storm recruit Brandon Smith says he is eager to pick the brains of captain and fellow hooker Cameron Smith once he returns from Four Nations duties.
As a youngster the closest Kane Elgey got to rugby league growing up was a casual game of touch football with friends at Tugun every Friday night.
Just as it took him a while to make his mark in the NRL, Gold Coast winger Anthony Don had a less than auspicious start to his days in junior rugby league.
An explosive Sunday afternoon grand final re-match between the Burleigh Bears and Redcliffe Dolphins will headline Round 1 of the 2017 Intrust Super Cup season.