Cronulla have re-signed captain Paul Gallen on a one-year deal for 2016 in a move that will allow him to be available for representative selection next year.
Two teams racing for top-eight spots meet in Auckland. The Warriors hold home-ground advantage - but can they win without Shaun Johnson?
An experienced dummy-half gets one over his younger counterpart, a star playmaker's untimely injury, Melbourne's Kiwi connection, and the Broncos roll on.
The Sharks advise that Andrew and David Fifita have been stood down pending further investigation relating to allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
Veteran Sharks halfback Jeff Robson has credited teammate Michael Ennis for taking the heat off him and halves partner Jack Bird in the middle of the paddock.
Unlike Mick Fanning, the Bulldogs couldn't handle the Sharks at crucial points of their loss to Cronulla in their second-coming to spiritual home at Belmore.
Cronulla staked their NRL Telstra Premiership finals claims with a hard-fought win over Canterbury at Belmore Sports Ground.
Cronulla back-rower Anthony Tupou is a chance to make his NRL return from a broken jaw against Canterbury on Sunday.
Both teams are in the top eight, but they need to win to stay there, making the clash at Belmore potentially the game of the round.
They'll face each other for the first time this Sunday, but Michael Ennis has nothing but praise for Bulldogs five-eighth and close friend Josh Reynolds.