Many champions of our game have had their careers cruelly cut short by injuries, so it's so exciting to see Billy Slater return for the Storm on Thursday night.
Hearing the news Rugby League Week was being shut down was heartbreaking. Not only have I enjoyed their yarns, it's difficult seeing people lose jobs.
The answers to this week's big NRL Fantasy questions, from NRL.com's resident Fantasy guru the Lone Scout.
Their club might have been decimated by injury but Brent Tate says the chance to see Kalyn Ponga at fullback is something Cowboys fans should be excited by.
Melbourne Storm prop Jesse Bromwich and reserve five-eighth Ryley Jacks are still an outside chance to face the Brisbane Broncos in their Round 3 clash.
Dale Copley has arrived on the Gold Coast and is ready to make his Titans debut on Friday night subject to approval from NRL head of football Brian Canavan.
Despite fielding a new-look side, several debutants and suffering injuries to key players, Melbourne sit in second spot with two wins from as many starts.
The North Queensland Cowboys are confident that the whole team will lift to make up for the absence of injured co-captain Matt Scott and Jason Taumalolo.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett says it's 'unrealistic' to think Billy Slater will be an automatic selection for Queensland before he's even made his NRL return.
The 2017 edition of the Pacific Test will see the might of England clash with the brave of Samoa as part of an all international rugby league triple-header.