ST George Illawarra were a frustrating team for their fans to support last season, and that frustration culminated in the joint venture narrowly missing the finals for the first time since 2007.
THE Penrith Panthers will look to rebuild after a tumultuous 2012 season.
THE 2013 Parramatta Eels will have their goals set no higher than making the eight, after a disastrous two years at the bottom of the table.
A series of astute offseason signings and the emergence of some promising young talent sees the North Queensland Cowboys looking to push on to new heights in 2013...
THERE'S little doubt the Newcastle Knights 2012 campaign was a disappointment; some critics may even say a failure, but the lessons learnt over the course of the season should ensure the players will not repeat the same mistakes this year.
THE Melbourne Storm returned to their methodical and gritty game play in 2012 to produce one of the best rounded seasons in the clubs history.
2013 brings another year of hope for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles. This year will bring Geoff Toovey's second year at the helm and a lot of new faces to the line up.
THE conundrum facing Titans fans this season is rooted in the conflicting philosophies surrounding the tenure of head coach John Cartwright: could it be a case of three times lucky or will it be the slippery-dip of three strikes and you're out?
AT the start of 2010, no one (other than those in the Shire) would have ever envisaged the rapid improvement of the Cronulla team that has brought them to where they are now.
IN 2012, this season preview had predicted big things for the Bulldogs - and by September, Des had delivered.