NRL CEO Todd Greenberg joined many of the NRL's staff, along with numerous NRL Clubs and Touch Football Australia in walking for White Ribbon.
Canberra and New Zealand winger Jordan Rapana is expected to be fit to resume pre-season training in January after fracturing his cheekbone in the Four Nations.
A complete list of all 16 NRL club's pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership.
NRL club representatives give their take on the fixtures for 2017 following the announcement of the draw for the upcoming Telstra Premiership season.
Sea Eagles recruit Blake Green says he's more than happy to do whatever it takes to help get the best out of new halves partner Daly Cherry-Evans.
They've just signed former NRL star Fuifui Moimoi and announced a landmark broadcast deal, but that is just the beginning for Canada's Toronto Wolfpack.
With the draw for the 2017 season confirmed, there was plenty of activity online as fans and the 16 NRL clubs prepared for and reacted to the schedule release.
Sharks back-rower Luke Lewis has put pen to paper on a new one-year deal to remain with the premiers for the 2017 season.
NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg has lauded a reduction in five-day turnarounds and the introduction of 6pm Friday games in the 2017 NRL draw.
NRL.com have analysed the fixture list of all 16 clubs for the 2017 season to come up with a "toughness" rating for each team's draw.