2010 was a dream year for Dragons fans, they secured a second minor premiership, went undefeated in the final series with the ultimate prize of the premiership and to top it off, became world club champions. Can they back it up in 2011?
WESTS' mix of youth and experience coupled with test players will see them prove that they truly are one of the strongest teams in the competition.
THE Titans' consistency should ensure a top eight berth. Their biggest test will be avoiding the finish of 2010 and finding an extra gear when it counts at semi-final time.
2011 is a year where the Panthers once again go in with the labels of pretenders. If the Panthers are to prove that last season was not a fluke, then Matthew Elliott and his mountain men must step up and deliver again.
IF you are looking for the text book definition of enigma, read on. The New Zealand Warriors are it.
GONE are the days of the Raiders being seen as perennial underachievers. It's time to deliver in the nations capital and Canberra certainly have the team to win the premiership.
PURSUING a seventh successive finals appearance in 2011, the Sea Eagles will have to do their best to steer clear of the ill-timed injuries and suspensions which brought their 2010 season to an underwhelming end.
ON paper, Souths should be primed to make a run for the top eight. The true test for the Rabbitohs is to show the required mental and physical toughness to defend their try line.
BRISBANE enter 2011 in the wake of a stunning decision to drop the axe on head coach Ivan Henjak three weeks before the start of the season. But it remains to be seen how Henjak's ousting will effect the side's onfield performance.
THERE is certainly enough potential within the Knights squad to suggest they could be a top eight contender this year.