Broncos coach Wayne Bennett believes his players might have had one eye on Rep Round in their Round 9 loss to the Sharks on Sunday afternoon.
The Kiwis are on the verge of history but have only named one Warriors player, while we ponder if the Sharks can win the Premiership in 2016.
Australia has taken out all three divisions, and all nine games, at the 2016 Trans Tasman Series.
NRL stars are littered throughout the Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and Papua New Guinea teams to play in the Pacific Test double header on Saturday.
A first-half ambush has propelled the Sharks to their sixth win a row as the Broncos' second-half fightback proved to not be enough on Sunday.
Fijian flyer's NRL career taking off, Storm skipper a class above and Titans vow not to be weighed down by heavy defeat.
Australian coach Mal Meninga has given the strongest indication that the Kangaroos could introduce a war dance in next year's rugby league World Cup.
Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney has named his side to face the Kangaroos in Friday's Anzac Test at Newcastle's Hunter Stadium.
After last week's heavy defeat and the axing of six players, Warriors captain Ryan Hoffman spoke of his pride at seeing his side rally to beat the Dragons.
Young NRL prospects including Lachlan Croker, Nathan Cleary, Robert Jennings, Coen Hess and Curtis Scott among those named in the Junior Kangaroos.