Kiwis co-skipper Issac Luke can see both sides again producing big defensive efforts in the deciding rugby league Test against England in Wigan.
Canberra's Josh Hodgson believes crashing through a Dunedin door 12 months ago was the beginning of his ascent to being England's starting hooker.
As the off-season continues we at NRL.com have taken a shot at naming each club's starting side for 2016.
Panthers playmaker Jamie Soward is committed to guiding the team's brightest prospects through to first grade - even if they're gunning for his spot.
Sea Eagles' Head of High Performance Dan Ferris is adamant his four seasons overseeing the Country Origin team alongside Trent Barrett will reap benefits.
How will your NRL team line up next season? All the ins and outs for each club for 2016.
As we conclude our look back at the season, the Cowboys and Broncos delivered one of the most memorable grand finals of all time.
Returning Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess said he was back in rugby league for good after arriving in Sydney on Wednesday morning.
Shaun Johnson and three other leading Warriors players are likely to shake off injury and be fit for the start of their 2016 NRL campaign.
Video referees Phil Bentham and James Child have been axed after it was found they made an error which may have cost England the Baskerville Shield on Saturday.