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Eels winger Maika Sivo.

Eels star Maika Sivo has returned to pre-season training alongside his Parramatta teammates while an indecent assault charge sits before the Fijian courts.

Sivo was on deck on Monday as Brad Arthur's full-time squad went through their paces at the club's Kellyville Park facilities, having returned to Australia over the weekend after his travel ban was lifted.

The 26-year-old has been charged with allegedly indecently assaulting a resort staff worker near the Fijian town of Nadi.

Sivo had a travel ban placed upon him by the Fijian courts before having his bail conditions altered so he could return to Parramatta training.

He has already been excused from attending his case's next mention in the island nation on February 17, two days after pre-season fixtures kick off with the Perth Nines.

Meanwhile the Roosters' entire representative contingent returned for a field and weights session on Monday, aside from Latrell Mitchell who has been granted a leave of absence ahead of his expected exit from the premiers.

Luke Keary is back on deck after post-grand final surgery on his ankle, while James Tedesco, Joey Manu, Boyd Cordner, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Isaac Liu all returned to Moore Park for the first time since last year's end-of-season internationals.

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Canberra have finalised plans to shift their training base to the Sunshine Coast due to hazardous conditions created by bushfire smoke around the ACT.

Wests Tigers re-started their 2020 preparations with a bonding and culture camp in Brisbane, where they will train until Friday. Veteran pivot Benji Marshall completed the squad after enjoying an extended break since New Zealand's Test campaign wrapped up in November.

Tigers captain Moses Mbye is off the injured list having overcome a persistent hip complaint, while forwards Russell Packer (foot) and Josh Aloiai (hand) are progressing well as the new season approaches.

English international enforcer James Graham was the last man to return to training for the Dragons, getting stuck in at the club's Wollongong base to begin the week.

North Queensland duo Esan Marsters (ankle) and Ben Hampton (biceps) have been cleared for full training in a timely boost for the Cowboys. 

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Cronulla came back to the paddock without captain Wade Graham, who has been given a couple of extra days off as he visits his wife's home country of Canada.

Exciting young Sharks centre Bronson Xerri is set to begin limited contact work this week as he ramps up his recovery from off-season shoulder surgery.

Minor premiers Melbourne got the jump on the majority of the competition by regrouping at training last Friday.

Brisbane were back in full swing on Monday apart from three players overcoming injuries or off-season surgeries - Kotoni Staggs (foot), Sean O’Sullivan (knee), and Jordan Kahu (shoulder).

Centre Jack Bird picked up from where he left off before the Christmas break, completing the full session and doing everything at full pace after his knee reconstruction.

The 24-year-old former NSW Origin back has had a disrupted first two years at the Broncos. He played just nine rounds in 2019 before tearing his ACL in May, which followed only eight games in 2018, due to separate shoulder and sternum complaints.

South Sydney unveiled the prized signing of Jai Arrow from 2021 on Monday, as the Panthers, Titans, Warriors, Sea Eagles, Bulldogs and Knights all resumed regular proceedings.

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