A spot in the Four Nations final is on the line when England take on Australia at London's Olympic Stadium.
Englishman Zak Hardaker will not return to the NRL in 2017 after his Super League club, Leeds, agreed to a loan deal with Castleford.
The Kiwis want the attacking dam to burst against Scotland after averaging less than eight points per Test in 2016.
Rookie Test winger Jordan Rapana has thrown his support behind Shaun Kenny-Dowall as pressure mounts on the veteran to hold his place in the Kiwis side.
Roosters recruit Luke Keary has spoken for the first time as Tricolours player, adamant he isn't guaranteed a starting role in the halves at his new club.
After 50 long years the Cronulla Sharks finally earned the right to call themselves premiers following a thrilling two-point win over the Storm.
For the sides that disappointed in 2016, new signings offer a source of hope for the season ahead. Which players will have the biggest impact at their new club?
The form of England so far at the 2016 Four Nations will mean little come kick-off in London this week according to Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga.
Injured Kangaroos winger Josh Mansour has thanked Blake Ferguson for helping him through the difficult times after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.
Intrust Super Cup minor premiers Redcliffe Dolphins have bolstered their roster for 2017 with the signings of Matthew Lodge, Obed Kharwin and Thompson Teteh.