Phil Lutton 10:26 PM The more things change - bunker systems, new rules - the more they stay the same as Cameron Smith calmly guided the World All Stars team to victory at Suncorp Stadium.
Adrian Proszenko 6:18 PM Captains and coaches in all NSWRL-sanctioned competitions will have to sign a respect pledge in a landmark initiative to combat referee abuse and offensive behaviour.
St George-Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has poured cold water on off-contract Melbourne star Cooper Cronk coming to the Dragons in 2017.
Steve Mascord Sydney Roosters could rack up 80 points against St Helens next weekend unless the English team dramatically improves its attitude, according to their halfback.
Phil Lutton Ennis believes a fit Barba can thrive in the Shire after overcoming injuries that put the brakes on a patchy 2015 campaign.
Zac Lowe Josh Papalii believes Queensland Origin players have a right to feel let down by eight players who broke a curfew.
All Stars no-show Robbie Farah will run out for the Wests Tigers in Saturday night's NRL trial against Melbourne on the Sunshine Coast.