The race for top spot heats up, Manly's slim chances of making the finals, hat-tricks galore and a scorned skipper reminds everyone what he's capable of.
Storm star Cooper Cronk is playing down the battle of the halves ahead of Thursday night's showdown against Brisbane duo Ben Hunt and Anthony Millford.
Sporting similar haircuts, Broncos props Sam Thaiday and Adam Blair inspire each other to lift with their extra efforts on the field.
Witnessing South Sydney's celebrations last year has inspired Broncos centre Justin Hodges to seek a fairytale finish of his own.
A week ago he played "by far the toughest game" of his career but now Anthony Milford's form could be the key to the Brisbane Broncos' premiership chances.
The Broncos absolutely dominated as the Rabbitohs left their finals fate in the hands of their fellow finals contenders on Thursday night.
The Broncos smashed reigning premiers South Sydney to return to the top of the table and sound an ominous warning to the competition ahead of the finals.
Playing the past three premiers in the final three weeks of the season, veteran Broncos mentor Wayne Bennett is happy to test his inexperienced players.
So much has changed since their last meeting in Round 1, but the records are certainly in favour of the Rabbitohs ahead of this Thursday night blockbuster.
Broncos forward Matt Gillett has rejected the notion that losses to the competition heavyweights threatens to derail the Broncos premiership push.