Canterbury coach Des Hasler says the 2016 NRL premiership race is one of the closest he can remember.
Sea Eagles centre Dylan Walker will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after dislocating his shoulder against the Bulldogs in Round 23.
Injury has restricted Daniel Mortimer to just seven appearances in 2016, but the Titans utility is keen to show he still has something to offer Gold Coast.
While he gets through plenty of work on the field, Kane Evans's achievements on the park are being dwarfed by what he's doing away from rugby league.
Manly fullback Tom Trbojevic will continue to battle through the pain of a syndesmosis injury but winger Jorge Taufua may be forced to undergo shoulder surgery.
Canberra Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will miss his side's Round 24 meeting with the Eels after deciding not to contest his dangerous contact charge.
After battling his own demons, Red V forward Joel Thompson decided to find balance in his life and has played an active part in community programs ever since.
Join in the discussion as teams name their line-ups for Round 24 of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
Former Manly premiership-winning skipper Matt Orford is "resting comfortably" after surgery to remove a clot from his brain.
David Fusitu'a switches to fullback, Blake Ayshford returns to the centres and James Gavet comes onto the interchange for the Warriors' clash with the Cowboys.