Multiple ARIA and Grammy Award winner Keith Urban will be the headline performer at the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final pre-game show.
Seven debutants were named alongside five two-time winners and a three-time recipient as part of the 2016 NRL-RLPA Academic Team of the Year.
Mal Meninga has named six debutants as part of the Australian Prime Minister's XIII to take on Papua New Guinea Prime Minister's XIII in Port Moresby.
For the first time in the sport's history the Women's Rugby League World Cup will be held concurrently with the men's tournament.
The NRL said on Wednesday it will support and provide any assistance requested by the Police investigation into match fixing.
The Rugby League Players Association has launched its new annual awards night, the Players' Champion, to be held at Marquee at The Star on September 13.
The 2016 Holden Cup Team of the Year was announced at Monday's 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series Launch at Allianz Stadium.
Canberra fullback Jack Wighton has been charged with a grade two shoulder charge, and could miss the entire 2016 Finals Series due to a poor record.
The NRL has been saddened today by the passing of Robert Culkin on Saturday morning.
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg says the NRL will continue to work with police to prevent crime figures infiltrating the game.