Stan Carpenter was a star player in the Newcastle rugby scene when he threw in his lot with the new code of rugby league.
A month into the 2015 Telstra Premiership, we asked a selection of players to nominate the opponent for whom they have the greatest respect.
The final game of the Easter weekend sees a Cowboys side that finally bagged a win travel to meet a Penrith side now stinging after two straight losses.
The return to AAMI Park of former Storm stalwart Ryan Hoffman is just one of the subplots as one of Melbourne's bogey teams comes to visit on Easter Monday.
A huge Easter Monday triple-header kicks off at ANZ Stadium as the Eels and Wests Tigers resume hostilities after last year's thriller in front of 50,000 fans.
The Roosters' halves are eyeing a return to Origin football, but will they come unstuck against a Sharks side desperate to regain that winning feeling?
It is a game both teams desperately need to win, who will come on top when Manly clash with Canberra in Albury?
The opening four rounds of the Telstra Premiership season have already provided plenty of exciting plays and outstanding rugby league moments.
Hollywood's best script writers couldn't match the extraordinary story of Jillaroos hopeful Latoya Billy.
It was the Monday night miracle that grabbed all of the headlines, but for the Cowboys it was about more than just football.