Gold Coast's rising star, the Roosters' deceptive losing run and the Green Machine's disciplined effort: the key numbers and stats from Round 8.
City Origin captain Wade Graham has backed Cronulla teammate Jack Bird to make an impact for Country when the two sides meet on Sunday in Wagga Wagga.
Members of Pacific nations teams competing at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday are determined to prove they are no longer minnows.
Three Origin representatives on the verge of their Test debuts have spoken of the honour that a Test call-up means to them and their family.
Nine Kangaroos players fronted the media on the first day of camp as the squad assembled in Brisbane ahead of Friday night's Anzac Test against New Zealand.
A hit-up against the Storm in Round 4 proved the catalyst for James Tamou's return to form, as the prop prepares to resume his international career on Friday.
Versatile Sharks young gun Jack Bird isn't overwhelmed by inclusion in the Country Origin side, taking everything as it comes early in his NRL career.
All four teams competing in the Pacific Test Double Header on Saturday night at Cbus Super Stadium were given a Mayoral welcome on the Gold Coast today.
As part of the NRL's digital partnership with Telstra, the NRL Official App is available on Apple Watch.
Kangaroos fullback Billy Slater insists that if his left shoulder isn't up to the task, he will withdraw from the team as early as Tuesday afternoon.