Being named MVP for the three-match Jillaroos v Kiwi Ferns series is just the latest honour on Chelsea Baker's rugby league resume.
It's no coincidence the final of the Downer NRL Auckland Nines was a repeat of last year's Holden Cup final, with a host of NYC stars dominating the tournament.
The NRL Bunker will rule on point-scoring plays, in-goal restarts and reportable foul play only in the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership.
Sharks back-rower Wade Graham admits the NRL's new fines system would have benefited him greatly had it been in operation last season.
Four Nations star Blake Ferguson is settled on forming a right edge combination with Shaun Kenny-Dowall outside him for the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership.
Parramatta may be coming off a horror 2016 season, but new recruit Nathan Brown says the Eels' resilience in a rough year inspired him to join them.
St George Illawarra young gun Jai Field says he clocked a 4.6sec 40-metre dash in the pre-season, faster than the likes of James Tedesco and James Roberts.
Young gun Valentine Holmes has signed a contract-extension that will see him remain at the Cronulla Sharks through until at least the end of the 2019 season.
Johnathan Thurston deemed his appearance at the NRL All Stars a non-negotiable despite the Queensland superstar facing a potential 39-game workload this year.
Jarrod Croker, Chris McQueen and Gerard Beale have replaced injured trio Joseph Leilua, Jarryd Hayne and Sosaia Feki in the World All Stars squad.