It's Super Saturday with Auckland and Napier hosting back-to-back NRL Telstra Premiership matches this weekend.
The Eels have been hit hard on the injury front and the Cowboys will be keen to run up a big score at home to show off their premiership credentials here.
The Bulldogs are hoping for a repeat of one of the most parochial crowds ever seen at a rugby league game when they host the Sharks at Belmore on Sunday.
Each year, players claim they're enduring the "toughest pre-season ever". With the interchange to be reduced, that claim might be true ahead of season 2016.
Gold Coast five-eighth Aidan Sezer has vowed to use his final weeks as a Titan to restore pride in a club he says he will always hold dear to his heart.
With the talented young forwards the Panthers have their disposal, experienced back-rower Sika Manu claims it's 'intimidating' fighting for spots in the side.
Only Greg Inglis's devastating best every week will be enough for South Sydney to win back-to-back premierships says Greg Alexander.
Boyd Cordner says the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland are still setting the standard with their consistency this NRL season.
Manly's Ligi Sao has been found not guilty but Eels playmaker Chris Sandow will miss two NRL matches after pleading guilty to a shoulder charge.
NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg said the interchange decrease was a matter of keeping the game running constantly rather than increasing the speed of play.