The injuries, suspensions, rumours and likely team changes heading into the weekend's Telstra Premiership matches.
Knights rookie Josh King has re-signed with the club for one more year, keeping him Newcastle until the end of the 2018 season.
There are only six rounds to go in the Holden Cup and while the Panthers have all but locked up the Minor Premiership, there is still plenty to play for.
The Sea Eagles return to Brookvale Oval for the first time in a month to take on the cellar-dwelling Newcastle Knights.
Johnathan Thurston is out but some big names are back as NRL Fantasy coaches look to snap up the big guns for the crucial final few rounds of the season.
The Broncos' slide continues, the Raiders enter the top four and the Tigers' faith in the future is paying off on the field.
Leeson Ah Mau, Mitchell Barnett, Josh McGuire and Sam Thaiday have received NRL suspensions while Manu Ma'u will challenge a dangerous throw charge.
NRL General Manager – Officiating Tony Archer has detailed the reasons behind the decision to deny Ben Barba a try in the Sharks' victory over the Knights.
Dragons prop Leeson Ah Mau and Knights back-rower Mitchell Barnett are both looking at time on the sidelines, charged by the NRL match review committee.
Newcastle playmaker Jarrod Mullen will miss the next one to two weeks with a hamstring injury but has avoided a major recurrence of an existing problem.