NRL club members will again have access to the NRL Members Lounge on Downer Auckland Nines Fan Day at Aotea Square.
With no NRL Telstra Premiership fixtures or trials, January is supposed to be one of the more quiet months on the rugby league calendar.
Having made six NRL appearances since debuting in 2014, 20-year-old Raiders outside back Brenko Lee knows exactly what he needs to do to return to first grade.
After two NRL starts in 2015 and spots in the backline up for grabs, Broncos utility Aaron Whitchurch is ready to put his case forward in the upcoming trials.
Parramatta five-eighth Corey Norman has been named captain of an Eels' Downer Auckland Nines squad packed with NRL talent.
Speaking at the Emerging Origin camp, Maroons coach Kevin Walters said involving former Queensland legends will still be an important part of Origin camps.
He was a major success story at his new club last season but Raiders pivot Blake Austin knows he'll have to fight for his place again in 2016.
Chris Lawrence will captain a Wests Tigers side filled with young talent pressing for spots in the Round 1 NRL team at the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Canberra legend Jason Croker will return at the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, with Paul Vaughan, Shannon Boyd and Jarrod Croker also included in the squad.
With his first full pre-season since 2011 almost behind him, Panthers forward Elijah Taylor is hoping for an injury-free 2016 under coach Anthony Griffin.