Adrian Proszenko At a time when a seemingly endless procession of Manly players are defecting to arch rivals Parramatta, Halauafu Lavaka has gone the other way.
Adrian Proszenko Parramatta fans won't have to wait long to witness Kieran Foran's impact on the side after the Eels were chosen to host the season opener against Brisbane.
Adrian Proszenko Kieran Foran will wear the Parramatta No.7 jersey and the expectations that come with it, but there could yet be a further responsibility following his switch from arch rivals Manly.
James MacSmith Tim Mannah would love to have Hayne back, but he doesn't expect the former Eels superstar to return to the NRL anytime soon.
Brad Walter Cowboys v Bulldogs and Eels v Dragons tipped for round one with Channel Nine and the NRL resisting the temptation of repeating this year's blockbuster premiership kick-off between South Sydney and Brisbane.
Prolific NRL try-scorer Reece Robinson has jumped codes, signing a two-year deal with Super Rugby's NSW Waratahs.
Adrian Proszenko A grand final is the pinnacle for all footballers, but if Parramatta were to get to one Will Hopoate would prefer not to play. Or in any other game scheduled on a Sunday.
Jamie Marcuson Winning a grand final is a massive moment for any sportsman or woman. But Wigan Warriors' Taulima Tautai has taken that claim to a whole new level, much to his wife's dismay.
Daniel Lane The Parramatta Eels and Jarryd Hayne's management have formed an understanding over merchandise that featured the footy star's trademarked 'Hayne Plane' brand after the club produced T-shirts featuring his San Francisco NFL jersey's number 38 and slogans that proclaim "All Aboard" and "Dream Big".
Lee Gaskin Josh Hodgson has scored the match-winning try in golden point to give the Canberra Raiders a winning end to the season.
Jon Tuxworth Former Canterbury sharpshooter Daryl Halligan says there's a struck match between Jarrod Croker and James Maloney when debating the NRL's best goalkicker, but has no doubt the current crop easily has his era covered.
Andrew Webster The former Eels fullback is living proof the NRL creates players who can make it in other codes.