Manly have downed South Sydney at Campbelltown Sports Stadium with several key players showing positive signs on the eve of the 2017 season proper.
Panthers coach Anthony Griffin will head into the 2017 Telstra Premiership season with enviable selection headaches.
First-half cameos from Shaun Johnson and new captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck have not been enough to stop Melbourne claiming an NRL trial win over the Warriors.
Confirmed line-ups for the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match, along with the rest of the weekend's NRL trial matches.
The Raiders have received some initial reports on Jarrod Croker's knee injury, which he sustained in last nights All-Stars match.
Six years ago, a 15-year-old Ashley Taylor was photographed with Indigenous All Stars halfback Johnathan Thurston before an under-16s All Stars curtain raiser.
When Indigenous All Stars skipper Greg Inglis emerged from his team's huddle to lead the traditional war cry, the atmosphere changed completely.
Melbourne assistant Adam O'Brien says it "won't be the end of the world" if veteran Billy Slater misses the start of the 2017 NRL season.
Jarrod Croker is looking at a round four return after going down in the NRL All Stars game with a knee injury.
JT the best, Mead's strong showing, Croker's injury 'not structural' while defence paved the way for the Indigenous Women.