His pure size brought him to the attention of NRL and NFL scouts but that's not all 16-year-old Broncos recruit Payne Haas going for him.
The 16 NRL clubs have revealed their new jerseys for the 2017 Downer NRL Auckland Nines tournament at the competition's launch on Wednesday.
Cowboys football boss Peter Parr reckons it will be difficult to re-sign their long list of off-contract NRL stars under the salary cap uncertainty.
Broncos halfback Ben Hunt says the new-found responsibilities of fatherhood will play a major role in deciding where his future beyond 2017 lies in the NRL.
He coached Cronulla to within a game of a grand final, but dual premiership-winning mentor Chris Anderson doubts the Sharks can win back-to-back NRL titles.
Former Parramatta halfback Chris Sandow has not ruled out an NRL return in 2017 after controversially walking away from his UK Super League contract.
Talent alone will only get you so far in rugby league. That was one of the messages delivered to 160 Holden Cup players at the 2017 Rookie Camp last weekend.
Bulldogs prop Aiden Tolman has signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the club through to the end of the 2020 season.
Penrith back-rower and Country Origin representative Isaah Yeo is hopeful the phasing out of the annual Country-City won't see less footy taken to the bush.
The pain of missing their finals exit will drive Titans back-rower Zeb Taia to push himself to activate an option in his deal to remain with Gold Coast in 2018.