He was a major success story at his new club last season but Raiders pivot Blake Austin knows he'll have to fight for his place again in 2016.
Chris Lawrence will captain a Wests Tigers side filled with young talent pressing for spots in the Round 1 NRL team at the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Canberra legend Jason Croker will return at the 2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines, with Paul Vaughan, Shannon Boyd and Jarrod Croker also included in the squad.
As the Broncos continued their tour of the Surat Basin utility Aaron Whitchurch discussed the individuals that helped mould him into the person he is today.
With his first full pre-season since 2011 almost behind him, Panthers forward Elijah Taylor is hoping for an injury-free 2016 under coach Anthony Griffin.
Seven players will represent the Titans for the first time while a favourite son returns at the 2016 Downer Auckland Nines, with Neil Henry naming his squad.
Cowboys legend Matthew Bowen will make his swansong appearance for the club at next weekend's Auckland Nines.
Cronulla fullback contenders Ben Barba and Jack Bird have been included as part of the Sharks' impressive 2016 Nines squad.
Eels forward Pauli Pauli has been granted a release from Parramatta to take up a two-year deal with the Newcastle Knights.
Josh Dugan will captain the St George Illawarra Dragons at the 2016 Downer Auckland Nines, a side which boasts a number of new recruits.