Samoan international Frank Pritchard has signed with the Parramatta Eels for the 2017 season the club announced on Thursday night.
Retiring Cowboys prop Ben Hannant says sharing a victory lap with his family following his side's historic 2015 grand final win will live long in his memory.
QRL CEO Rob Moore has not ruled out teams from both Toowoomba and PNG competing in the state-based under-20s competition in 2018.
NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan has announced a restructure of lower-tier rugby league competitions in New South Wales and Queensland.
Two new state-based competitions will be run in NSW and Queensland from 2018 as part of a new pathway program for elite NRL players.
Cowboys coach Paul Green has effectively shut the door on teen sensation Kalyn Ponga making an early exit from Townsville, insisting he remains key to 2017.
Kangaroos skipper Cameron Smith says he feels fitter than at any stage of his career and has no plans to draw the curtain on his representative career.
Canberra hooker Kurt Baptiste has signed a new two-year deal to remain in the nation's capital through to the end of the 2018 season.
The Kangaroos may have form on their side but New Zealand have had no trouble springing a surprise in tournament finals against Australia in the past.
Cronulla's defence of their Telstra Premiership campaign will be launched in Redcliffe when they take on the Brisbane Broncos in the first of their pre-season.