Despite leaving Manly and Daly Cherry-Evans behind, new Eels recruit Kieran Foran isn't expecting to change the way he plays alongside five-eighth Corey Norman.
From acrimonious splits between players and coaches to new rivals for starting spots, here are 10 awkward pairings in the NRL next season.
Cousins Tyrone and James Roberts are together again at Gold Coast after growing up together in Ballina, and posses an understanding that can't be coached.
With Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer still recovering from shoulder surgeries, Canberra's new halves pairing have spent plenty of time working closely together.
The ARLC has been shortlisted for the 2015 Human Rights Business Award by the Australian Human Rights Commission for its continued support for reconciliation.
Newcastle five-eighth Jarrod Mullen has returned to training after surgery on a damaged toe and will be fit to start the 2016 NRL season.
Kiwis co-skipper Issac Luke can see both sides again producing big defensive efforts in the deciding rugby league Test against England in Wigan.
Canberra's Josh Hodgson believes crashing through a Dunedin door 12 months ago was the beginning of his ascent to being England's starting hooker.
As the off-season continues we at NRL.com have taken a shot at naming each club's starting side for 2016.
Panthers playmaker Jamie Soward is committed to guiding the team's brightest prospects through to first grade - even if they're gunning for his spot.