A dominant Storm quartet, a trio of Eels and plenty of internationals gearing up for the upcoming Representative Round headline NRL.com's Team of the Week.
An injury-ravaged Manly side that started with players out of position wasn't expected to trouble the red-hot premiers but put up a fair fight.
Cowboys five-eighth Michael Morgan continues to show the kind of form that convinced new Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga he's worthy of a green and gold jersey.
The Cowboys have continued their charge with a dominant victory over an injury-ravaged Manly at Brookvale Oval on Saturday night.
The final team lists for the Round 9 NRL Telstra Premiership clash between Manly and North Queensland at Brookvale Oval.
Plenty of team changes are expected for this weekend's games, no more so than in New Zealand with Warriors coach Andrew McFadden dropping six players.
Bragging rights are at stake for a few players ahead of their respective representative camps when Manly take on North Queensland this weekend.
North Queensland Cowboys fullback Lachlan Coote will remain at the club after agreeing to a two-year contract extension, it was announced on Wednesday.
The Dragons start to climb while the pressure mounts on the Warriors and Wests Tigers two months into the 2016 season.
The star of North Queensland's Michael Morgan continued its swift rise on Tuesday afternoon, named as a bench utility for Kangaroos.