WITH coach Shane Flanagan back on board and the ASADA drama behind them, Cronulla were expected to bounce back from their tumultuous 2014. Things haven't gone exactly to plan so far for the Sharks.
MANY supporters questioned how the Roosters would fare without Sonny Bill Williams and Anthony Minichiello in 2015. It only took one match for any hesitations to be dismissed.
STARTING 2015 with a string of victories, the Rabbitohs appeared headed for back-to-back premierships with the only question being over whom they would face off against. However a succession of injuries to halfback Adam Reynolds brought South Sydney down to the rest of the competition, while the absence of Sam Burgess has been felt up-front.
AFTER enduring a horror 2014, the Raiders have overcome a slow start to emerge as one of the dark horses in 2015.
WIDELY tipped by many at the start of 2015 to claim the wooden spoon following the revelation of widespread drugs charges throughout the club, the Titans have put aside their off-field issues to work their way into the top eight.
HAVING overcome a mountain of injuries to make it to the penultimate weekend last year, the Panthers injury toll has taken its toll once again.
THE more things change, the more they stay the same. For all the new players the Warriors have added to their roster including the experienced Ryan Hoffman and flamboyant Solomone Kata, their form on the field has remained a mystery to supporters.
AFTER the disappointment of a second Grand Final loss in the space of three years, the Bulldogs haven't been able to strike up any cohesion so far this season.
2015 started brightly for the Wests Tigers, with a tight win over the Titans in round 1 followed up by a big win in round 2 against the Dragons. Unfortunately, that's about the most consistent fortnight the Tigers have managed so far this season.
PUTTING aside a terrific start to the season, the Knights have been a major disappointment in 2015...
HAVING fallen agonisingly close to a finals berth in 2014, much was expected from Parramatta this season. Despite the bombshell of Jarryd Hayne announcing his departure, the Eels had high hopes of improving.
JACK Clifton gives his thoughts on Sunday's clash between the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park.
ADAM Kungl talks about the state of the game at the moment - and the two very different directions the governing body must choose to secure the code's future.
MELBOURNE Storm's Strategy and Communications Director, Dave Donaghy, will be the Club's next Chief Executive Officer, Chairman Bart Campbell has announced.
THE Dyldam Parramatta Eels have today announced the signing of Michael Gordon for the 2016 season.