As a Shark he is supposed to loathe the Dragons, but Wade Graham has a long running rivalry with Parramatta as he prepares for his 150th NRL game.
The Roosters shrugged off the losses of several key players in a big win over Manly and part of the reasonwas the return of New Zealand international Sam Moa.
After his side was bundled out of the 2015 finals race by the Roosters, outgoing coach Geoff Toovey was angry enough to want to lace on the boots himself.
A scintillating 80 minutes from Telstra Premiership favourites the Roosters has closed the door on Manly's 2015 finals hopes. Here are five key talking points.
The Roosters are poised to claim their third consecutive minor premiership after scoring a comfortable win over Manly at Brookvale Oval on Friday night.
Fullback Brett Stewart has signed a one-year contract extension with Manly which will keep him at the club until the end of 2017.
Parramatta needed just one win over Newcastle or Canberra in the final fortnight last year to reach the NRL finals, but flopped against both.
North Queensland coach Paul Green doesn't want utility Ray Thompson to try to copy injured five-eighth Michael Morgan.
The NRL was saddened to learn of the passing this week of noted Indigenous rugby league player Wally McArthur.
Tickets to the NSWRL Grand Final Day, featuring VB NSW Cup, Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield deciders, to be played at Pirtek Stadium, are now on sale.