Fourteen years since his NRL debut, Corey Parker is one of the premier forwards in the game and no one is more astonished than his first Brisbane captain.
They are the moments that most would rather forget. The preliminary final losses from across the years that broke the hearts of players and fans alike.
Daniel Tupou and Michael Jennings might not see as much ball as their right edge counterparts, but the Roosters duo aren't complaining too much.
Two of the Eels best-performed players in 2015, try-scoring ace Semi Radradra and captain Tim Mannah, were each sparked by good old-fashioned coaching spray.
Rugby League fans are today mourning the loss of one of the game's most celebrated broadcasters and commentators, Mike Gibson.
Ipswich Jets hooker Matt Parcell is looking to deliver the club their maiden Intrust Super Cup title before linking up with the Manly Sea Eagles in 2016.
In a battle of two of the hardest-working No.9s in the NRL, which dummy-half will lead their team to victory in Friday night's Preliminary Final?
The Melbourne Storm are facing the possibility of heading into Saturday night's preliminary final with their leading try scorer.
Mitchell Pearce came through this week's training sessions even better than expected and he'll return with an added knowledge of sitting with the coach.
North Queensland have bolstered their forward depth ahead of this weekend's NRL preliminary final, re-signing Ben Hannant and Scott Bolton.