In his last season with the Wests Tigers before heading back to the mother country, can Ellis carry the struggling Tigers into the finals with a strong performance against his rival countryman? Will there be a premiership trophy in Gareth’s bag when he returns to England?
Many say Sammy has spent more time on the injury list than on the paddock in his Bunnies uniform, but at the end of the day it’s winning that counts and if Burgess and his brothers can help capture a title for the Rabbitohs all will be forgiven.
After losing to his old coach on his home turf the boy from Wee Waa will be keen to show the Warriors that they are still are strong as when they won last year’s grand final. Can Lyon lead his team to victory in Western Australia?
It is a long way from Warrior land to Western Australia but if the Kiwi kids want to show the Sea Eagles that they are better than their current ladder position they will need to pack a lot of effort. A top-eight place beckons if Hurrell can run over Lyon.
Bird and Myles both enjoyed a man-of-the-match performance in Origin but unluckily for Greg he didn’t get to celebrate a series win. Just like Origin, there can only be one winner in this head-to-head battle. Bird or Myles?
Mighty Nate Myles and bustling Greg Bird have been leading a Titans revival over the past month and are now in reach of a finals finish. Can Myles make more noise than Bird and help Gold Coast out-shine the other teams in the hunt for eighth place?
Speed and strength were both key factors in the Broncos’ great start to the season but the past month has seen a different team take to the field. Can the Broncos get back to their winning ways and serve up a wooden spoon to the Eels?
Their previous coach finished with a win, so can their new (interim) coach start the same way? They caught the Storm off guard and with the Broncos struggling for consistency it could be the best time to face the Brisbane boys.
Des now has his team on top of the table but he still thinks the Bulldogs are not the benchmark of the competition. Be careful Des, if you keep saying it Matty Bowen and JT may well make it come true.
There should be a new rule that says Bowen and Barba must be involved in every play of the game. Watching these two warm up is worth the price of admission so imagine just how exciting the real match will be.
There was no celebration backflip by Mundine at the end of this game. The Dragons looked set for victory until that infamous moment when the Storm sealed the premiership in their second season with a penalty try. Oh, the pain!
When a full season of hard work all comes down to one game and that one game ends in a one-sided scoreline there is nowhere to run and hide from the misery. Is it better to be handed a belting or to lose in the last minute?
His Sharks started the season in a frenzy but it now appears that their tanks are running dry and the Shire is looking shaky. Big Gal will need to get the Sharks swimming again if he want to hold onto the captaincy next season.
The opportunity to play alongside an inspirational player in Paul Gallen was a deciding factor in Lewis selecting the Sharks as his new club. Watch out Gallen, Lewis could be looking to be the new Sharks’ leader next season.