Broncos prop Adam Blair has been found guilty of a grade one dangerous contact charge and will miss Sunday's game against the Sharks.
The Dragons start to climb while the pressure mounts on the Warriors and Wests Tigers two months into the 2016 season.
10 months ago, Josh McGuire was ruled out for the rest of the 2015 season. Now returning to form, the Brisbane prop is poised to make his Kangaroos debut.
Dragons forward Joel Thompson is facing a two-match ban while Knight Sam Mataora is facing a one-match suspension after being charged over Round 8 incidents.
Big wins from Canberra and the Storm are cause for the whole heap of green and purple that headline NRL.com's Round 8 Team of the Week.
Try scoring feasts in Canberra and Melbourne, another crazy put down from Corey Oates and a massive shot from Luke Lewis headline our plays of the week.
There was plenty of drama, controversy, injuries and some massive scores in Round 8 of the NRL Telstra Premiership. Here are the main talking points.
Broncos utility Kodi Nikorima has put his hand up to fill the huge void left by Andrew McCullough after Brisbane's starting hooker suffered a hamstring injury.
Hooker Andrew McCullough is set to be sidelined for six weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in the Broncos' NRL win over Souths.
Broncos prop Josh McGuire was quick to pour cold water on suggestions of ill feeling between the Broncos and Rabbitohs after a fiery Round 8 clash.