It's that time of year when we wave goodbye to the off-season and the players return to begin their preparations for the 2017 NRL season.
Today was the first offical day of pre-season for the Roosters, with plenty of new faces and some familiar faces returning to Roosters HQ.
The tough work will come, but today was about welcoming new faces and getting fitted for their 2017 gear.
Stay tuned later in the week for training galleries, new player spotlights and more!
RETURNING ROOSTERS FOR WEEK ONE OF PRE-SEASON
Dale Copley, Luke Garner, Ryan Matterson, Latrell Mitchell, Shaquai Mitchell, Jayden Nikorima, Chris Smith, Siosiua Taukeiaho, Daniel Tupou, Eloni Vunakece and Connor Watson
NEW ROOSTERS FOR WEEK ONE OF PRE-SEASON
Paul Carter, Lindsay Collins, Mitchell Cornish, Brock Gray, Liam Knight, Luke Keary and Zane Tetevano