NRL Social: Big names return
This week saw the final round of NRL trials and the welcome return of some fan favourites.
GI is back
It was a welcome surprise for South Sydney Rabbitoh fans as Greg Inglis made his much anticipated return in Souths colours as he took to the field for Saturday night's Charity Shield win against the Dragons.
Hitting the water
And last weekend Kalyn Ponga got together with fellow Newcastle teammates Nathan Ross, Shaun Kenny-Dowell and Mitchell Pearce and headed out on a boat to make the most of the stunning weather.
And it was a case of former Penrith teammates catching up over a meal, as Isaac John, Matt Moylan Josh Mansour and Chicko Segeyaro got together proving that while players may change clubs, friendships live on.
Now when it comes to technology, it appears Tom Burgess has found a kink in the system. After playing around with the new face recognition tool on his new phone, it looks like his twin brother George can also hack in and get the same access!
Graham 1 - Townsend 0
Wade Graham is a mad golfer and will head to the golf course any chance he gets. He was all too willing to call out teammate Chad Townsend on his poor form over Twitter to which Townsend was quick to agree!
Speaking of Cronulla, Graham showed some love to Sharks co-captain Paul Gallen during the club's season launch, saying, "Couldn't help but get the first joke in and take the mickey out of @paulgallen13 up on stage for the first time as co-captain. All smiles and laughs in the end".
Souths social media legend Adam Reynolds was back at it again, this time posing for this photo with his latest Instagram story victim Adam Doueihi replicating the iconic scene from Titanic.
Gerard Beale back in action
It was a sight Warriors fans have been eager to see, with new recruit Gerard Beale back out on the paddock with the club after suffering a leg injury during the early stages of the Rugby League World Cup. The entire squad also welcomed him out onto the paddock, a tradition they do with every player returning from injury.
Hayne Playne returns
Jarryd Hayne made his much-anticipated return for the Parramatta Eels during Saturday's trial against the Newcastle Knights in Maitland. And, while it may have only been a trial to some, Hayne's body felt the pain the next day, as did teammate Cam King.
Bevan French also loved being back out with the squad.
Wedding bells for Nofoaluma
NRL.com would love to wish West Tigers winger David Nofoaluma a massive congratulations! He announced his engagement on his Instagram over the weekend - another reason why we love the internet; who doesn't love good news!
It was a case of complete cuteness too over the weekend with the Rabbitohs' Cody Walker and his kids posing with the Charity Shield.
And while they may call it "sunny Queensland", it was anything but for Jonathan Thurston and Cameron Smith's testamonial match. Still, a little rain wasn't going to damper both captains getting the kids together for this iconic photo:
When they weren't camped in Mudgee watching Married at First Sight (yes, this really happened), the Dragons all got together to check out the town and go for a dip. Maybe they were trying to stand up the Roosters' iconic Queenstown shot, maybe they were just feeling good, we'll never know. Either way, the entire NRL.com office just went on a diet.