Gavin Cooper says the arrival of Jordan McLean will strengthen North Queensland's forward pack further as the Cowboys chase a third grand final in four years.
Club chairmen are expected to converge on NRL headquarters to vote on constitutional reform for the Australian Rugby League Commission.
Former Golden Boot winner turned England official Kevin Sinfield says Wayne Bennett remains the best man to coach the Rugby League World Cup finalists.
Widnes have accepted co-captain Chris Houston's two-match ban for knocking over referee Phil Bentham during his Super League side's 18-10 defeat by Warrington.
The NSW Country Rugby League this year will introduce two new competitions - the under-16s Andrew Johns Cup and under-18s Laurie Daley Cup.
Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano believes playing in Ireland was ideal preparation for the new Super Rugby season after a strong stint with Ulster.
Peter Beattie is set to become the NRL's most powerful figure in what could be an historic shake-up at the NRL's annual general meeting on Wednesday.
Wallabies star Kurtley Beale says he's a wiser player, ready to help manage the game better in his third stint with the NSW Waratahs.
Star Canberra NRL hooker Josh Hodgson says being able to run earlier than expected in his recovery from knee surgery has provided him with a huge mental boost.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has defended the suitability of Eden Park ahead of the Twenty20 tri-series final against Australia at the Auckland venue.
The Rugby League Players Association is in favour of a proposal for the NRL to make public each club's third-party arrangements.
Wallabies coaching great Rod Macqueen is concerned that new rugby laws may go too far in limiting the breakdown battle for possession.
Wales have been bolstered by the return of Dan Biggar, Leigh Halfpenny, Taulupe Faletau and Liam Williams for their Six Nations clash against Ireland in Dublin.
A-League expansion contenders Brisbane City have backed a push for a redevelopment of Ballymore Stadium, their intended home ground.
Queensland Reds young gun Izaia Perese will miss the first six weeks of the Super Rugby season after suffering a partial tear to a knee ligament.
Karmichael Hunt's playing future is in the hands of Rugby Australia after he avoided a conviction for drugs charges in court on Monday.
Penrith could have at least seven players in contention for a NSW State of Origin spot if they get off to a good start this NRL season.
Will Genia has recovered from a back injury and will make his Melbourne Rebels debut against his old club Queensland in their opening Super Rugby clash.
Karmichael Hunt's Wallabies future is in the hands of Rugby Australia after he avoided a conviction for drugs charges in court on Monday.