I would rather play All Stars: Smith

Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith says if given the choice the All Stars game should take precedence over the NRL Auckland Nines in a reshuffled pre-season.

Broncos name squad for World Club Series

Brisbane front-rower Josh McGuire will make his return from long-term injury at the World Club Series in England.

Packer to carry big load in Charity Shield

All eyes will be on reformer bad boy Russell Packer in a new-look Dragons pack for their Charity Shield clash with Souths.

Smith, Inglis back Walters' Origin bans

Cameron Smith and Greg Inglis have backed Queensland coach Kevin Walters' call to ban eight players for 12 months.

Scott in frame for round one: Bellamy

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says rookie Curtis Scott is a chance to play in their NRL round one match after impressing over the pre-season.

Bellamy implores Cronk to re-sign

Coach Craig Bellamy remains coy on future but says off-contract star Cooper Cronk should finish his career at Melbourne.

Marshall leaves door open for Tigers return

Off-contract Benji Marshall says he wants to stay at the Dragons but has left the door open for a return to Wests Tigers.

Sezer finds happiness again in Canberra

Aidan Sezer knows what it feels like to be happy again after moving to Canberra, and he hopes it's a sign of things to come for the 2016 NRL season.

Parcell puts his hand up for Manly No.9

Manly's Matt Parcell has been given a clear run to stake his claim for the hooker spot after injuries to his rivals.
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Tom Burgess resisting lure of NFL, for now

South Sydney's Tom Burgess says he remains committed to the NRL despite working out with five NFL teams over the summer.