A marked improvement in defence at club level has Blues forward Trent Merrin primed for a big game in Game One of the 2015 Holden State of Origin series.
Prop Leeson Ah Mau has re-signed with St George Illawarra for a further three NRL season.
England international Mike Cooper has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with the St George Illawarra Dragons.
Golden point triumph, the Red V pile on the points, and a future NSW rep continues to star in the NRL. The key stats from Round 10 of the Telstra Premiership.
The potential shift in the traditional heartland of the game, the Rabbitohs and Bulldogs' 'sliding doors' moment, and a different kind of Origin debate.
Marshall and Widdop run riot, and a number of players put their hands up for Origin selection. The key points to come from the Red V's win over Canberra.
Dragons playmakers Gareth Widdop and Benji Marshall were heavily involved in their side's 32-18 win over the Raiders at WIN Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
It was the win that sparked St George Illawarra's NRL season, but toppling Canberra again is going to be a much tougher ask this time around.
The hoodoo may be dead but this battle now looms as a contest between two genuinely good sides, with the razzle-dazzle Raiders facing the Red V wall.
While he is an Origin bolter in every sense of the word, Tyson Frizell wouldn't look out of place swapping the Red V jumper for a sky blue one.