Queensland Residents forward Daniel Beasley says there will be a State of Origin feel about their annual clash with the NSW Cup Representative team.
A pulsating win by Samoa over Tonga left fans, coaches and players hoping the two nations would get to play more Tests in the future.
Samoa and Tonga showed that Pacific rugby league is on the rise with a thrilling encounter at Cbus Super Stadium. Here are five key points from their Test.
NRL head of football Todd Greenberg has urged Brisbane footy fans to take advantage of a rare daytime Test match and fill Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.
Knights teammates James McManus and Kade Snowden are keen to rip in for Country on Sunday, and are realistic about their chances of making the NSW Origin side.
Coaches involved in a stunning double-header of Pacific Tests on Saturday say the fixtures are vital to the development of the game in the Pacific region.
An amazing try-saving cover tackle from Sam Kasiano and Frank Pritchard capped a sensational contest between Samoa and Tonga, won by the Samoans.
Kumuls on the rise, Koroibete a serious force, Korbin Sims on track for Origin and the other lessons from Fiji's win over PNG on Saturday.
Marika Koroibete produced the brilliance as Fiji claimed the spoils against Papua New Guinea with an historic 22-10 win on the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Teenage Eels back-rower Tepai Moerea has made a case for a return to Parramatta's first-grade side with a man-of-the-match effort for the Junior Kangaroos.