And we're back. Back for another cracking season of the world's most competitive, arduous and exhilarating sporting competition.
More massive hits. More spectacular tries. More blood, sweat and tears. It doesn't get much better than the countdown to another blockbuster NRL season.
With that in mind, it's time to bring you up-to-speed on the prospects of your club, how they'll go about their work, who to watch out for, where work needs to be done and the teams most likely to beat you to the GF.
There's comment on the brains behind the team, the player's to watch in the Toyota Cup - especially those likely to step-up this year - and, of course, a fearless prediction on final ladder position.
To ensure you have 'the skinny' on all facets of the 2009 season and aren't caught out by your mates when talk turns to the next big thing at the Rabbitohs or the game plan of the Panthers, take a moment to read up on all 16 clubs in the Telstra Premiership.
Follow the club links below and remember to factor-in this information when selecting your Toyota NRL Dream Team squad.
There's not alot of time until kick-off, so it's time to knuckle down to some hard work to make sure you 'feel it' when 2009 gets underway.
Register or login to Toyota Dream Team here. You know you want to be part of the official fantasy game - bigger prizes, official statistics, mobile access. Despite the claims of the pretenders, we are the best!
NRL.com 2009 Club Previews
And keep an eye out for our New Breed profiles in the coming week, plus new club video and all your old favourites.