There are fears Glenn Stewart has played his last game for the Sea Eagles.
Canterbury players have challenged themselves to halt South Sydney's big men in a match which will have serious ramifications on the team's top eight placing.
The NRL has floated the prospect of introducing a third on-field referee in 2016 as part of a sweeping series of mooted changes hailed as the biggest to the game since the introduction of the video referee.
Canterbury could be set for a showdown with the NRL as the Bulldogs request compensation for the near $300,000 they will lose because of back-to-back Thursday night games.
Jake Friend finally tasted success against Cameron Smith for the first time earlier this year. Now after shadowing him when Friend was called into Queensland's extended Origin squad, the Roosters No.9 is slowly gaining traction as the long-term replacement to the Melbourne captain at the representative level.
Former Cronulla player John Williams says he "can't imagine the pressure" his former Sharks teammates have been under during the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority saga and hopes the issue will not curtail his own coaching career.
Phil Gould did not need to wine and dine Jamie Soward to convince him to front his Penrith renaissance.
Marwan Koukash is prepared to pay cash up front in an attempt to fulfil his ambition of purchasing an NRL team before next year's kick off.
Head of football Todd Greenberg launches a blueprint for the future on officiating matches.
Benji Marshall is confident of being fit to play in St George Illawarra's must win match against Brisbane on Friday night but the Kiwi star will rule himself out if he has any concerns about letting the Dragons down.