Many could mark their club debuts in the shortened form of the game while for others it will simply be an introduction to the fast and furious Auckland Nines.
The four pools of the 2016 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines have been revealed, with local favourites the Warriors to face Brisbane, Manly and the Bulldogs.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is pleased with the efforts of his charges so far this pre-season, claiming Jack Wighton is a key component of the club's future.
Tyrone McCarthy is ready to turn a dream into reality in 2016 as he looks to earn an NRL debut at the St George Illawarra Dragons.
Aaron Woods has declared he would love to succeed Robbie Farah as skipper at the Wests Tigers and forge a new era at Concord with coach Jason Taylor.
Blacktown PCYC Junior Rugby League Football Club has scored a massive win – it's been named New South Wales Good Sports Club of the Year.
Canberra fullback Jack Wighton has extended his contract with the club until the end of 2018.
See the official club jerseys for the 2016 Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines.
A closer look at the best individual NRL Fantasy performances from 2015, with just two players managing to break through the 100-point barrier.
He was one of the building blocks that put the Titans on the path to success and now Nathan Friend has returned to the Gold Coast to help good times return.