After narrowly missing the finals last season, all eyes will be on Jason Taylor and the Wests Tigers with plenty of pressure mounting on the Sydney club.
They have self-destructed in spectacular fashion over the last five years to fall short of finals footy, yet the Warriors will start 2017 facing expectations.
The 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season kicks-off soon and you are invited to join the 16 club captains at the official NRL season launch at Martin Place.
Trent Merrin believes new teammate James Tamou has a point to prove heading into his first season with Penrith.
A strong performance from Newcastle in Queanbeyan has made Knights coach Nathan Brown's selection process much easier for their Round 1 clash.
Belinda Sleeman's involvement with the local touch football competition in Rockhampton provided the pathway for her entry into refereeing.
How is your club's 17 shaping up for the start of the new NRL Telstra Premiership season? Here's our guess based on player moves and injury lists.
Dragons fans will be hoping for a much improved effort in 2017, with some new faces in key positions this season.
With a settled Walker-Reynolds halves pairing, an improved-looking pack and the addition of Robbie Farah, the Rabbitohs should improve in 2017.
Sea Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic has declared himself 100 per cent fit heading into the new season after being hampered by a high ankle sprain throughout 2016.