The Newcastle Knights came back from the dead to record a 24-14 win over the Warriors in front of 16,000 loud Novocastrians on Saturday night.
It's backs against the wall for the Gold Coast Titans but can they bring down a Wests Tigers outfit featuring two of the most promising halves in the NRL?
The Roosters knocked the Cowboys out of the 2014 finals series, North Queensland will now be looking for revenge to start the new season with a bang.
In what shapes up as one of the more intriguing games of the opening round, the Newcastle Knights and New Zealand Warriors will be looking to begin with a win.
Melbourne Storm recruit Dale Finucane is happy to relegate teammates to the bench if it means more playing time for the former Bulldogs second-row forward.
Manly second-rower Tom Symonds has admitted defeat in the forwards battle after his side's loss at the hands of the Parramatta Eels on Friday night.
Parramatta's thrashing of Manly in the opening round of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership provided plenty of talking points on and off the field.
Parramatta have produced the perfect start to the post Jarryd Hayne era, conjuring up a dominant and at time stunning victory over Manly.
A blockbuster clash between two arch rivals, with plenty of extra incentives to win - it is all on the line in Round 1 between the Eels and Sea Eagles.
The 2015 season opener between Brisband and South Sydney provided a number of answers and also raised some interesting questions.