Wests Tigers fullback James Tesdesco is set for a massive finish to 2016 after excelling in his long-awaited Origin debut last week.
Brisbane will be without Maroons back-rower Matt Gillett for the second straight week, with Adam Blair claiming his teammate's leadership can't be replaced.
As the Titans begin to build towards a finals appearance that was perhaps unlikely at the start of 2016, the Eels will be hoping to keep their chances alive.
Former NRL coach Matt Elliott takes a closer look at the finer points of what it takes to be an elite NRL lock.
The Knights came within four of stunning Melbourne last week, but are they capable of ending Cronulla's incredible winning streak?
It might be a week since Origin III but for Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods's comical try celebration continues to follow him around.
Canberra halfback Aidan Sezer has never tasted finals football along with the bulk of the Raiders squad, a trend they hope to end in 2016.
Fifteen-year-old Harry Bowes continues to defy the odds, and after meeting the Maroons is more determined than ever to return to the footy field.
The National Stadium in Port Moresby may be less than 12 months old but representatives from the Papua New Guinea rugby league will lobby for an expnsion.
Two of the NRL's most exciting teams are also in form, with the Raiders enjoying a three-game winning streak and the Warriors having won four of their last six.