In an exciting first for the rugby league-mad nation, Papua New Guinea will co-host the 2017 World Cup with Australia and New Zealand.
Kiwi rookies Kodi Nikorima and Tuimoala Lolohea could be thrust into Test football as starting halves for New Zealand's upcoming tour of England.
Indigenous All Stars representative commits until the end of the 2017 season.
New Zealand has named their squad for the upcoming tour of England, with veterans Adam Blair and Issac Luke to co-captain the side.
Brisbane Broncos centre Jack Reed has been ruled out of England's three-Test series against New Zealand due to shoulder surgery.
Fiji has already qualified for the 2017 World Cup, but they want to build pathways to ensure the future success of the game.
NRL.com counts down the top 10 veterans and rookies who delivered more in 2015 for their respective teams than perhaps any of us thought was possible.
Star prop Jesse Bromwich has fended off skipper Cameron Smith and young gun Cameron Munster to be named Melbourne Storm Player of the Year.
NRL State of Mind Ambassador Dan Hunt will be taking part in a special Mental Health Week Q&A on the headspace Facebook page Thursday at 8.30pm AEDT.
They are the future of our great game but some Holden Cup stars are ensuring their post-NRL careers are tied up while concurrently making strides on the field.