The profile of touch football in Australia has never been so high, with a Touch Football All Stars fixture to take place prior to Harvey Norman All Stars game.
64 teenagers from Australia and New Zealand were invited to spend a week in Brisbane for a leadership Youth Summit - and the benefits are already tangible.
On the verge of establishing his spot in representative teams, teammates believe Will Chambers is the man to lead the next generation of Indigenous stars.
After taking over the role from Johnathan Thurston, Indigenous All Stars captain Greg Inglis has continued to cement himself as on the game's great leaders.
The Rabbitohs and Dragons will compete for the Charity Shield this Saturday, 34 years to the day since the Red V won the inaugural fixture.
Co-captain Johnathan Thurston and his Cowboys stars have emerged unscathed from their final trial before flying out for the World Club Series in England.
The Wests Tigers have named a strong side for Saturday's trial against the Storm on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday night including Robbie Farah.
With Kurt Mann and Tim Lafai joining the Red V, the Dragons now have a glut of talent at their disposal, but who will get the starting spots come Round 1?
She has been rubbing shoulders with rugby league royalty since she was a young girl growing up on the family farm, now she's making her own name.
James Graham is concerned that rule changes to be introduced into the NRL this season will make Johnathan Thurston next to impossible to contain.