Storm recruit Brandon Smith says he is eager to pick the brains of captain and fellow hooker Cameron Smith once he returns from Four Nations duties.
A complete list of all 16 NRL club's pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership.
The fixture list for the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season is out, giving a few early clues about which players will be value buys in the NRL next season.
NRL.com have analysed the fixture list of all 16 clubs for the 2017 season to come up with a "toughness" rating for each team's draw.
The reigning Premiers, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks will open the 2017 Telstra Premiership in a blockbuster match against the Brisbane Broncos.
With the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership draw released, NRL.com analysed each club to give a quick snapshot of the important points in your club's fixture.
The Gold Coast Titans have moved quickly to replace Greg Bird, signing Kevin Proctor from the Melbourne Storm on a four-year deal.
The Canterbury Bulldogs have signed Melbourne Storm outside back Richard Kennar on a two-year deal.
James Maloney and Cooper Cronk will form the Australia halves pairing against Scotland on Friday - seven years after first lining up together in Melbourne.
There were 36 field goals kicked in 2016, with 15 of the 16 teams slotting one-pointers. Here's a look back at the top six from the Telstra Premiership.