Parramatta superstar Jarryd Hayne has announced that he is leaving the Parramatta Eels to try his hand at NFL.
A "next-gen baby" text exchange kicks off the new era.
Sione Mata'utia was "shivering" with nerves as he contemplated becoming the youngest Australian player in history.
Canberra recruit Blake Austin said while he was thrilled to have finalised a three-year deal with the Raiders, in a "perfect world" he'd still be a member of the Wests Tigers and helping the besieged club build towards next season.
Knights rookie selected after seven games as Australia have named 10 debutants including Souths rookies Alex Johnston and Dylan Walker.
The Wests Tigers have granted utility Blake Austin an immediate release to join the Canberra Raiders on a three-year deal.
Wests Tigers utility Blake Austin will be officially released by the club on Tuesday so he can join Canberra. Austin was one of the besieged club's best players this year and heplayed fullback, centre, five-eighth, halfback, lock, second row and even hooker.
Josh Papalii has used a stint playing in the Queensland Cup to re-ignite his representative career.
After finally breaking their premiership drought South Sydney will end their Kangaroos exile with the Rabbitohs on the verge of having their most Australian representatives in 39 years.
Canberra coach Ricky Stuart insists the Raiders are not in the race for out-of-favour Brisbane Bronco Josh Hoffman, with the club preferring to pursue other options as it looks to rebuild for next year.