Country Origin coach Craig Fitzgibbon believes halves pairing James Maloney and Jack Bird can not only deliver for his side, but NSW as well if selected.
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.
A first-half ambush has propelled the Sharks to their sixth win a row as the Broncos' second-half fightback proved to not be enough on Sunday.
The Cronulla Sharks have survived a monumental comeback by the Broncos to claim their sixth straight win with a 30-28 victory at Southern Cross Group Stadium.
The Sharks' Holden Cup side bounced back from last week's loss to the ladder-leading Panthers to hold off a fast finishing Broncos 36-26.
The final team lists for the Round 9 NRL Telstra Premiership clash between the Cronulla Sharks and the Brisbane Broncos.
They might be friends going back more than a decade but even Corey Parker admits he sometimes gets sucked in by Michael Ennis.
Wade Graham and James Maloney will play alongside each other against the Broncos, but are tipped to face off as skippers again in the annual Country-City game.
The Brisbane Broncos have backed former teammate Ben Barba to continue his stellar 2016 season and have marked him as a danger man.
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.