Warriors coach Andrew McFadden insists his side won't be disadvantaged through the early rounds by new ruck interpretations aimed at speeding up the game.
Bulldogs coach Des Hasler is expecting a new rule interpretation around the ruck to lead to inflated penalty counts in the opening rounds.
They both struggled in 2014, but already the signs are positive for the Sharks and Raiders heading into their Round 1 clash.
The NRL season kicks off tonight so it's time to get your Fantasy squad sorted. Which stars are you going to lock in? Which rookies are you taking a punt on?
Manly coach Geoff Toovey says his job is not under threat despite speculation to the contrary ahead of the round one opener against Parramatta.
The Panthers are out for revenge against the team that knocked them out of the 2014 finals, but can they handle the Bulldogs' rampant forward pack?
Returning Broncos coach Wayne Bennett understands the pressure on him at his old club, but says Thursday's result against Souths 'won't make or break' his team.
Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods says he and teammate Keith Galloway need to up their games to match the exploits of Cowboys duo Matt Scott and James Tamou.
Rabbitohs flyer Alex Johnston returns to the scene of his NRL debut when the Rabbitohs open the 2015 NRL season at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night.
Manly CEO Joe Kelly says frustration at Daly Cherry-Evans' failure to meet a deadline to sign a new deal forced him to pull the offer.