New Zealand have suffered yet another injury blow with Shaun Kenny-Dowall ruled out of Friday's Test against Australia.
He is excited to represent City Origin, but Leilani Latu could just as easily be playing for Italy or Tonga.
Despite planning their downfall on Friday night, Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga can't help but admire what the Kiwis national side have achieved in recent years.
Official team lists for the men's and women's Australia and New Zealand teams plus City, Country, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.
Broncos and Kangaroos fullback Darius Boyd is excited at the prospect of wearing the Australian No.1 jersey for the first time on home soil.
Panthers fullback Dylan Edwards says his team is determined to emulate the unstoppable form that saw them win the Holden Cup in 2015.
Broncos prop Herman Ese'ese worked as a furniture removalist last year to 'kill some time' and now just six months later he is pulling on a Queensland jersey.
PNG Kumuls winger Stargroth Amean is about to achieve a life dream, one he once thought may never happen due to serious injuries.
After failing to play in all three of the Kiwi Ferns' matches at the Auckland Nines, Annetta Nuuausala is ready to shine in the Trans-Tasman test.
Anybody who questions the status of international rugby league need only watch this match to see how much the sport means to the Tongan and Samoan communities.