There's a new leader in power rankings, while the Roosters are the big movers with their high profile players returning and putting the competition on notice.
Sharks skipper Paul Gallen made it clear throughout 2016 that he wanted to win back his Test jumper but feared the dream was over after an injury in Round 1.
City Origin winger Josh Mansour couldn't help but feel disappointed when Australian coach Mal Meninga didn't read out his name.
Former Fijian World Cup representative Nemani Valekapa has chosen to decline an invitation to play for his country of birth.
The Gold Coast Titans have re-signed winger Anthony Don for another two seasons.
Eligible for both Samoa and Australia, Eels prop Junior Paulo is proud to represent his country of heritage but is hopeful one day to represent the Kangaroos.
Jack De Belin says while his representative debut feels overdue, he hopes it proves to be a major step towards his desired goal of representing NSW.
Fiji Bati could be excused for already having one eye planted firmly on next year's World Cup knowing full well their whole country will be on board.
Tim Simona has taken up an option in his contract to extend his time with the Tigers in the NRL.
It's the dreaded aftermath of a heavy defeat but Titans captain Nathan Friend believes that the video review of their 38-0 loss to the Storm will be beneficial.