Ahead of the announcement of the Australian squad to play New Zealand at GIO Stadium on May 5, the NRL.com team has come up with the side we would select.
Sea Eagles winger Akuila Uate has backed his former club's decision to appoint Sione Mata'utia as captain of the Knights at just 20 years of age.
The Roosters and Dragons are nestled in the NRL's top four, adding extra spice to what was already going to be a blockbuster encounter.
Eels backrower Kenny Edwards says it was a huge relief to get back on the field in Round 8 after a "stupid mistake" ruled him out of the opening seven rounds.
As they prepare to face the Storm in a traditional clash, Warriors halfback Mason Lino last week discovered his own unique connection to Anzac Day.
Canterbury hooker Michael Lichaa has played just 56 minutes over the past fortnight as young halfback Matt Frawley gets more time off the bench.
The Broncos are a side of many cultures and diverse backgrounds, with each player having their own story of where they have come from to make it to NRL.
It's a vastly different Warriors side preparing for the annual Anzac Day clash from the team that suffered a 42-0 loss against the Storm last year.
Leivaha Pulu's decision to don the headgear in recent weeks came during his spiritual journey that he credits for finally achieving his dream of playing NRL.
Brad 'Freddy' Fittler and Will McCloy wrap up Round 8 of the NRL Telstra Premiership so far and preview the two Anzac Day blockbusters.