NSW ramped up preperations for State of Origin on Saturday, running an opposed session against a team stacked with their own and plenty of NRL experience.
There are still 13 games to go, but Eels forward Anthony Watmough concedes the clock is already ticking on their finals hopes.
An in-form Redcliffe are on the hunt for three straight wins in Round 11 of the Intrust Super Cup.
A marked improvement in defence at club level has Blues forward Trent Merrin primed for a big game in Game One of the 2015 Holden State of Origin series.
Rabbitohs utility Cameron McInnes came off the bench to score the match-winning try in his side's 14-12 win over Parramatta on Friday night.
The Wests Tigers take on the Wyong Roos and Wentworthville Magpies clash with the Newtown Jets in the NSW Cup.
Parramatta left to rue errors that came at crucial moments of their clash with the Rabbitohs.
He has scored five tries in just four matches since making his NRL debut in Round 8, but Rabbitohs rookie Aaron Gray is just getting started.
Called into the Queensland camp following Daly Cherry-Evans's withdrawal, Michael Morgan is set to be the Maroons' x-factor off the bench in Origin I.
England rugby league coach Steve McNamara, an assistant at Sydney Roosters, is prepared to use more foreign-born players, but only if they fit well.