Billy Slater ruled out, Michael Jennings promoted to the Kangaroos' starting side, and the Jillaroos ramp up preparations for their clash with the Kiwi Ferns.
Greg Inglis is the perfect man to replace Billy Slater at fullback for the Kangaroos, having done so throughout the 2014 Four Nations tournament.
Forget the big hits, it is the skill of one of the Jillaroos that has captured the attention of Immortal Andrew Johns.
The Gold Coast Titans have confirmed that they have secured outstanding rookie prospect Kane Elgey on a two-year deal.
South Sydney's title defence has received a massive blow after prized recruit Glenn Stewart was ruled out for 10-12 weeks with a thumb injury.
The latest injury news and estimated return dates heading into Round 9 of the 2015 NRL season.
New Zealand winger Jason Nightingale is not worried about the moon boot that will stop him training with the squad until the final run on Thursday.
It might have been a different form of the game with a different squad, but the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns will feed off their success at the NRL Nines.
Suspended Penrith winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is staying in the New Zealand camp for the week leading up to Friday's Trans-Tasman Test.
Manly's Steve Matai will face the NRL judiciary on Wednesday in a bid to escape a contrary conduct charge, but Chris Heighington has accepted a three-week ban.