Queensland forward Matt Scott has been inspired by NSW rival James Tamou in looking to defy a neck concern to chase State of Origin glory.
The Wests Tigers will be rewarded for putting their faith in a group of young playmakers according to former Dragons coach Nathan Brown.
One team is trying to bounce off the bottom of the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder, while the other is looking to break into the top eight.
Winless through the month of June, the Dragons desperately need to breathe some fire back into their campaign before their chances of a top four start slipping.
After turning down offers from rival clubs, rookie prop Felise Kaufusi has re-signed with the Storm through to the end of the 2017 season.
Desperate defence, magic assists and a contender for tackle of the season. These are the Home Timber and Hardware Hard Plays of the Month for June.
The fans have crowned Maroons legend Darren Lockyer and NSW great Andrew Johns their state's best players since 2000; who gets your vote as the best of all?
Maroons forward Josh Papalii has worked on aspects of his life away from the field, and it's paying dividends with the enforcer to return for Origin III.
Trent Hodkinson says his experience playing with Michael Ennis at the Bulldogs will be a boost if Robbie Farah gets ruled out of Origin decider.
Cronulla hooker Michael Ennis has been found guilty of a Grade 1 careless high tackle at the NRL Judiciary on Wednesday night.