With a host of young guns on the rise, the Melbourne Storm aren't as reliant on Maroons trio Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater as they once were.
One man has already put his hand up for Robbie Farah's NSW jersey should the stand-in skipper fail to be fit for Origin II.
Like a spin-off to your favourite sitcom, this blockbuster is set to serve as the intriguing aftermath to Origin I.
From the Northern Territory to Nudgee, Melbourne to Munster – Queensland's Will Chambers has seen plenty throughout his journey as a professional footballer.
Despite being charged by the NRL match review committee, Queensland captain Cameron Smith will be clear to take his place in Mal Meninga's side on May 27.
The potential shift in the traditional heartland of the game, the Rabbitohs and Bulldogs' 'sliding doors' moment, and a different kind of Origin debate.
A month-long injury layoff has left Billy Slater approaching Holden State of Origin with a fresh mind, the superstar fullback has revealed.
Rabbitohs need a Reynolds solution, Slater v Inglis, Rabbitohs hooker rotation and more. Here are five key points from the Storm's win over Souths in Round 10.
A stirring second-half performance was not enough for South Sydney as the Storm restored their place atop the NRL ladder at AAMI Park.
Star Melbourne prop Jesse Bromwich says the Storm can produce something special this season - thanks to a fit 'Big Three' and a group of rising stars.