They're mathematically still in the finals race but the Newcastle Knights are better off focusing on avoiding the wooden spoon after another season to forget.
For the Eels to earn an unlikely finals berth, they'll need to overcome a catastrophic injury toll and start taking down some big opponents away from home.
Newcastle second-rower Clint Newton has told teammates he will retire at the end of the 2015 NRL season.
Inglis and Cronk get their groove back, JT fires again, Johnson flops, and DCE picks up an untimely injury for Fantasy coaches.
Star halves, milestone men and bullocking back-rowers headline NRL.com's Team of the Week for Round 19.
Jason Taylor's Tigers side aren't focused on their position on the ladder. Instead, they're taking a long-term approach according to fullback James Tedesco.
They exist in the NRL neverland; the men contracted to clubs who do all of the training yet share in little if any of the glory.
Lachlan Coote has expressed his pleasure that his side could give Gavin Cooper a win in his 200th NRL match against Manly on Monday night.
Cowboys try to put a lid on the hype despite an eighth straight victory on the road as Manly loses Cherry-Evans to injury.
Panthers lock Elijah Taylor has revealed the mental demons he battles every day ahead of his 100th NRL game this weekend.