Sydney Roosters forward Boyd Cordner is a genuine contender to fill the vacant NSW State of Origin captaincy position, says coach Laurie Daley.
The squads for Australia, New Zealand, England and Scotland named for this year's Four Nations tournament, starting on October 28.
There were 36 field goals kicked in 2016, with 15 of the 16 teams slotting one-pointers. Here's a look back at the top six from the Telstra Premiership.
Canterbury have unveiled six new signings ahead of the 2017 season headlined by Raiders outside back Brenko Lee.
The Jillaroos and Kiwi Ferns ensured an amazing start to the 2016 representative round by stealing the show in Newcastle, while PNG upset Fiji.
Kiwis boss David Kidwell has stood by halfback Shaun Johnson after the star playmaker struggled to make an impact in his side's loss to the Kangaroos.
After time spent with Penrith Panthers in the NRL, Zak Hardaker is nearing a return to the Super League as he chases a berth in the England rugby league team.
Andrew Fifita won't walk out on the NRL, according to his Sharks premiership-winning teammate and captain Paul Gallen.
Former Queensland Origin star Chris Flannery has backed the Queensland Rugby League's move to introduce a state-wide under-20s competition in 2017.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have added experienced half Luke Kelly to their roster and re-signed back-rower Jack Gosiewski for next season.