They enter this season with a lot of new blood and returning faces, but do seem to be a team in transition.
Coming into 2016 the “big three” have another year of football in tired old legs.
For the Gold Coast Titans, 2016 will genuinely be a year with one eye on the future.
It’s almost impossible not to admire what Ricky Stuart has completed in Canberra prior to the kick-off of the 2016 season.
One of the best squads in the league, the Cowboys are exceptionally well placed coming into the 2016 season.
2016 Super Rugby season previews, predictions & players
We have had a look back over the history of the Blue Diamond Stakes race to see if there is anything in common between previous winners that can point towards who will claim victory on Saturday.