Shannon Walker will make his first appearance in a Titans NRL jersey since July 23, 2010 when he takes to Eden Park at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Three ARL Commissioners whose terms ended on Friday were re-elected during the Commission’s meeting today.
Off-contract Eels playmaker Corey Norman is aiming to make the 2016 campaign a big one, first as Nines captain then as a key cog in a star-studded backline.
Six players will be excluded from Queensland representative programs and Origin selection for the next 12 months.
He's only recently made the step up from fringe player to starting prop but Manly prop Jake Trbojevic will run out as captain of the Sea Eagles at the Nines.
The NRL and clubs met today in Auckland to review a range of issues leading into the opening of the 2016 Rugby League season.
Fullback Omar Slaimankhel says he can't wait to run back out onto Eden Park for his first senior game in Roosters colours at the Downer Auckland Nines.
Englishman Tyrone McCarthy gets his chance in the Auckland Nines following Mose Masoe's torn ACL but says he and the Dragons are gutted for their teammate.
There's not a single NRL game between them but these players will capture the attention of many fans watching this weekend's Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Don't be fooled by the strength of the Cowboys' Downer NRL Auckland Nines squad this weekend, it is all about preparing for a long season ahead.