An experienced dummy-half gets one over his younger counterpart, a star playmaker's untimely injury, Melbourne's Kiwi connection, and the Broncos roll on.
Just two weeks after his career was put on hold, Penrith young gun Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is set to make a surprise return from a collapsed lung.
Their coach has been told his services are not required beyond 2015 but the Broncos insist they will be expecting to meet a Manly side at its best.
Wests Tigers lock Martin Taupau and Broncos prop Adam Blair have both entered an early guilty plea, and will miss three and two weeks respectively.
Newcastle five-eighth Jarrod Mullen will have toe surgery this week that will see him miss the rest of this NRL season.
A knee injury has ended Peter Wallace's NRL season, but halves partner Jamie Soward has no doubt the Penrith captain will return in 2016.
The latest injury news and estimated return dates heading into Round 21 of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
Geoff Toovey will depart the Sea Eagles at the conclusion of the 2015 season, with Trent Barrett to replace the club legend as head coach starting in 2016.
The Broncos halves, Rabbitohs' right-edge and a dominant Cowboys hooker headline NRL.com's Round 20 Team of the Week.
Three clubs in three seasons, that is the trend Kevin Naiqama inadvertently started when he moved from the Knights to Penrith to Wests Tigers.