Despite a shaky start off the field to begin the pre-season, Raiders forward Mitchell Barnett will be looking to improve on his two NRL appearances to date.
Able to cover a number of positions, Jordan Kahu is excited to start at fullback for the World All Stars after Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was ruled out through injury.
Josh Dugan says the traditional Charity Shield fixture against old rivals South Sydney signals the start of the season proper for the Dragons.
Justin O'Neill has some stern advice for his North Queensland teammates ahead of the World Club Challenge: You don't know what you're in for.
Brett Morris will reportedly miss the start of the NRL season after knee surgery in December.
Having now worked with Wayne Bennett with the World All Stars, James Graham believes the master coach will help England close the gap to the top two nations.
While the Nines format is different to a standard Telstra Premiership fixture, there's still plenty to learn from the stats from the 2016 Auckland Nines.
While the NRL All Stars game may be new territory for Wests Tigers' Chris Lawrence, the World All Star's journey to the back row isn't groundbreaking territory.
Reappointed City Origin coach Brad Fittler will go head to head with former Sydney Roosters teammate Craig Fitzgibbon in this year's City-Country clash.
While Issac Luke will be tough to replace, Rabbitohs legend Mario Fenech believes Cameron McInnes and Damien Cook will push each other to new heights.