Ask the Kangaroos which men they need to be wary of on Friday night and it won't take them long to produce the name of in-form Storm prop Jesse Bromwich.
It's arguably the most anticipated international rivalry not involving a top-three nation, and when Samoa and Tonga meet it's always full of pride and passion.
He doesn't take a backwards step on the field, but Wests Tigers centre and Samoa star Tim Simona faced a tough question when signing his latest contract.
The absence of Rabbitohs half Adam Reynolds has exposed deficiencies in Luke Keary's long kicking game according to Nathan Brown.
Manly's Steve Matai has lost his bid to avoid a one-match ban for a grade one contrary conduct charge, and will miss his team's next clash against Newcastle.
Kangaroos back-rower Sam Thaiday says a demotion to the bench at club level not only sparked him into form but freshened him up.
Long-time partner of the NRL Harvey Norman have announced a three-year naming rights partnership with the Jillaroos, the Australian women's Rugby League team.
With Origin demotions and contract dramas behind him, Dragons forward Trent Merrin is ready to make the next big step in his career for the Kangaroos this week.
Papua New Guinea's players have a little more to play for in Saturday's double-header with the chance to catch the attention of NRL scouts.
There are plenty of reasons why you should be excited for Sunday's match between County and City at Wagga Wagga's McDonalds Park.