In-form second-row forwards Matt Gillett and Elliot Whitehead go head-to-head as the Brisbane Broncos and Canberra Raiders meet in Round 14.
Tevita Pangai Jnr took matters into his own hands earlier this year and made a phone call to Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett.
With half of the 26 competition rounds now behind us in the NRL Telstra Premiership, NRL.com takes a look at how each club is travelling in 2016 so far.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett admitted he could not guarantee the long-term future of Test centre Jack Reed after he was scratched from the team to face Canberra.
While both sides sit next to each other in the top eight, the Broncos and Raiders have been in contrasting form ahead of their Thursday night clash.
Andrew Voss wonders why Wayne Bennett will head overseas mid-season, takes a look at the Raiders' X-factor and reveals the next big thing from the UK.
The Brisbane Broncos are fast discovering the importance of winger Corey Oates, having lost three games without him this season.
Broncos forward Herman Ese'ese discusses his move to Brisbane, Wayne Bennett and playing bigger minutes through the Origin period.
The Broncos slumped to their third straight defeat on Saturday against the Warriors with winger Jordan Kahu slamming his team's performance.
The Warriors produce their best performance of the year as the Broncos fall to their biggest loss. The key talking points from the upset win in Auckland.