There's polish and experience across the board but young guns Brodie Jones and Beau Fermor refuse to be intimidated.
Training alongside the talented new signings of nib Newcastle Knights, the emerging backrowers are learning plenty.
Jones believes spending time with the more experienced players such as David Kelmmer and Tim Glasby have enhanced his own pre-season.
"It is not intimidating at all, I mean their vibe that they bring here is just all positivity, and they are awesome blokes," Jones said.
"There is nothing scary about it really, they are so welcoming and they teach us so much.
"The vibe is generally always pretty good it's just the experience, having the more experienced players around, they have a lot more to give us younger guys."
Fermor agreed with Jones.
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He too has experienced a positive impact from the newest signings both on and off the field.
"I think it's really good for a young fella like myself coming into my first pre-season in first grade with a player like David Klemmer who is a current player for Australia," Fermor said.
"What he does off the field and how he looks after himself and his attitude towards training is something that I can take little bits out of and put into my personal game."
However, the pair recognise that signings mean they are going to have to work even harder to earn a spot in the first-grade side but they're willing to put in the hard yards to get there.
"There is a lot more depth now but it's good, it's a challenge and it puts the pressure and I suppose that's what we want," said Jones.
Fermor added; "It is learning off them and taking bits from their game to put into my game and make my game better."