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We have arrived at the first Teamlist Tuesday of 2019 - here's what's making news ahead of this afternoon's big reveal on Tuesday 12 March 2019.
The Auckland-based club have made boom forward Isaiah Papali'i unavailable for the side's opening round home game against Canterbury on Sunday, citing a club issue.
While remaining tight-lipped on what that issue is, Agnatius Paasi told media "It is disappointing from his end, because he has let the boys down, and I'm pretty sure he would have loved to have played round one".
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Manly this morning released back-rower Frank Winterstein, the Penrith Panthers looking to pick up a late signing before Round 1 following the loss of Viliame Kikau to injury and Tyrone May's suspension.
The Wests Tigers have confirmed former NSW premier Barry O'Farrell will take over as chair of the club following the resignation of Marina Go.
South Sydney's Greg Inglis has told NRL.com he is no certainty to face the Roosters in Friday's season opener at the SCG. Whether he's foxing to keep the Roosters on their toes is another matter, but he told the 'Inside the NRL' panel he expects to know by Wednesday whether he'll be sporting the famous red and green horizontal stripes 48 hours later.
The new "no fault stand-down" rule announced in recent weeks by the ARL Commission has finally been added to the NRL Rules.
Players from three clubs - Jack de Belin (Dragons), Dylan Walker (Sea Eagles) and Tyrone May (Panthers) have been stood down under the rule, pending the outcome of their court cases.
At their season launch last night, the Gold Coast Titans revealed their vision, mission and values. Under the guidance of new Head of Performance and Culture - former Maroons coach Mal Meninga - the Gold Coast club are keen to build their foundations around the key values of being Resilient, Accountable, Proud and Trustworthy.
Having struggled on and off-field for several years now, many will be watching keenly to see if this shift in club culture allows the Robina-based outfit to fulfil their immense potential.