The Vanuatu national team will play the Solomon Islands in Port Vila on October 15 but Justin O'Neill is unavailable after being selected for the Kangaroos.
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg says Cronulla's Andrew Fifita and Eels star Semi Radradra weren't considered for Kangaroos selection because of their off-field issues.
Melbourne Storm winger Marika Koroibete has been charged by the NRL match review committee for a high tackle in his side's grand final loss to the Sharks.
NRL referees boss Tony Archer has applauded the performance of grand final officials Matt Cecchin and Ben Cummins on Sunday.
Mal Meninga's recent trip has uncovered family secrets dating back more than a century.
The Australian Rugby League Commission has selected the following players to represent the Australian Kangaroos in the 2016 Four Nations tournament.
Roosters hooker Jake Friend, Sharks playmaker James Maloney and Penrith skipper Matt Moylan are the new players named, while Paul Gallen missed out.
Melbourne prop Jesse Bromwich will stay as Kiwi captain fulltime as the side gears up for this month's Test in Perth and their Four Nations campaign.
Andrew Voss rates the 2016 Telstra Premiership decider, takes a look at some of the key stats, has some praise for the NRL and looks ahead to the Four Nations.
Forgotten utility Aaron Whitchurch hopes a move from the centres into the second-row will revitalise his NRL career.