Four NRL stars enjoyed an eye-opening one-week trip to the US with NRL Education and Wellbeing Manager Nigel Vagana after receiving academic excellence awards.
Selection in the Indigenous All Stars team would go a long to completing James Roberts' transformation from wayward talent to rep star.
Sam Burgess' signing with Souths has further clouded Dylan Walkers' future with the NRL club.
As we continue our look back at the season, Round 25 saw the Broncos and Roosters smash the Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles, while the Titans upset the Dragons.
Young Kiwis halfback Tuimoala Lolohea argues his combination with makeshift five-eighth Peta Hiku will move to another level against England on Saturday.
New Zealand have added experience to their bench for their must-win second Test against England in London.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs will welcome back their 2014 Clive Churchill Medal-winning star Sam Burgess in 2016 in a major coup for the club.
The NRL have outlined a new program aimed at returning the Kangaroos to the top of the international Rugby League ladder.
He may be on his way back to the South Sydney Rabbitohs but don't expect Sam Burgess to immediately make his rugby league return for England against the Kiwis.
After last representing the Indigenous All Stars in 2011 Jamie Soward would love to return in 2016 but concedes there's plenty of competition in the halves.