The Sea Eagles have named their team for the NRL Downer Auckland Nines with eight players set to make their debut for the club at Eden Park.
North Queensland superstar Johnathan Thurston says "it would really suck" if Matt Scott took up a big money offer to leave the club at the end of the year.
The Newcastle Knights has granted Korbin Sims' request for an immediate release from the final year of his contract.
Sea Eagles star Brett Stewart has not been medically cleared to resume training.
Melbourne assistant coach Jason Ryles says fullback Billy Slater will make his return from injury in the NRL pre-season trials.
After becoming the first Wests Tigers player to feature in every match of a debut season, 21-year-old forward Josh Aloiai has signed a new deal with the club.
Roosters youngster Nat Butcher says he is now ready to take the next step in his footballing career as he seeks to lock down a spot in the first grade squad.
Coen Hess insists he learnt more in the Cowboys' finals exit at the hands of the Sharks than he did in his starring role against the Broncos a week earlier.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said club legends have inspired younger players in past Nines tournaments, and expects Ruben Wiki to have the same impact.
Newcastle Knights forward Pauli Pauli has been injured in a car accident on Wednesday night.