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.
Rabbitohs utility Cameron McInnes came off the bench to score the match-winning try in his side's 14-12 win over Parramatta on Friday night.
The Wests Tigers take on the Wyong Roos and Wentworthville Magpies clash with the Newtown Jets in the NSW Cup.
He has scored five tries in just four matches since making his NRL debut in Round 8, but Rabbitohs rookie Aaron Gray is just getting started.
Called into the Queensland camp following Daly Cherry-Evans's withdrawal, Michael Morgan is set to be the Maroons' x-factor off the bench in Origin I.
England rugby league coach Steve McNamara, an assistant at Sydney Roosters, is prepared to use more foreign-born players, but only if they fit well.
Sandow's mixed night, Rabbitohs young guns lead the way, and the premiers find a way to win without Adam Reynolds. The key points to come from Friday night.
A try to South Sydney interchange forward Cameron McInnes with less than five minutes remaining has handed the Rabbitohs a narrow victory over the Eels.
Official team lists for Round 11 of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership season, plus State of Origin I.
The massive NSW front row rotation might be larger than Queensland's, but Jacob Lillyman and the rest of the Maroons pack are up for the challenge.