He admits he wanted to walk away at different times but Sharks coach Shane Flanagan says the drama surrounding the club in 2013 has brought the playing group closer together;
As a number of NRL clubs wrestle with the growing influence of player power, Storm captain Cameron Smith outlines the principles that have made his clubs the most admired culture in the competition;
Broncos youngster Jordan Kahu has spent enough time in hospital to almost become a doctor but he is hoping not to have to use his medical knowledge to use in future;
Superstar Sonny Bill Williams describes Benji Marshalls decision to switch codes as brave as the Tigers five-eighth prepares for game No.200; and
As we prepare for the latest chapter in the Manly-Melbourne rivalry, we look back to where it all began.
Luke Burgess speaks on the history-making achievement of he and his three brothers; we debate whether Blake Ferguson would be a good addition to another NRL club; we meet Parramatta young gun John Folau, younger brother of Israel; Adam Blair reveals why he believes he is getting back to his best and Michael Hagan gives his insight into what separates the best teams in the competition and those bringing up the rear.
All this and official team lists, comprehensive previews, Little League section for the young fans including a Roger Tuivasa-Sheck poster and we unveil the top eight finalists in the 2013 Cheerleader of the Year competition.