Canterbury have some strong options to fill vacancies in their line-up based on their four-point NRL trial win over Melbourne in Hobart.
All the team lists for this weekend including NRL trials, Charity Shield, and the World Club Challenge between the Sharks and Wigan Warriors.
Rabbitohs powerhouse prop George Burgess says he's ready to return to his dominant best after a difficult 2016 that was dogged by injuries.
If Antonio Winterstein can't make it back for round one of the NRL, the Cowboys have Kalyn Ponga waiting in the wings.
Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor was pleased with his side's final hit-out despite going down narrowly to a lacklustre North Queensland outfit 18-16.
Warrington coach Tony Smith has urged his players to give their supporters a night to remember by beating Brisbane.
Tim Simona's uncertain future in the NRL has opened the door for Jamal Idris to make his anticipated return in round one.
Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco made a successful return for the Tigers but it was the Cowboys who prevailed 18-16 in Friday night's trial in Campbelltown.
Former Penrith tackle machine Elijah Taylor says his mid-season switch to Concord last year was an eye-opener as he unleashed his rarely-seen attacking skills.
Forgotten Melbourne forward Mark Nicholls is aiming to return to the NRL in 2017 after nearly two years between appearances in the top grade.