North Queensland are expected to receive a boost for Round 11, with forward Jason Taumalolo a likely inclusion for their clash with Wests Tigers.
Queensland's less than ideal State of Origin preparation has continued with star centres Greg Inglis and Justin Hodges no shows at training on Thursday.
Blues centre Josh Morris can't wait to see how Bulldogs teammates Josh Jackson and David Klemmer thrive in the Origin cauldron.
The Parramatta Eels are facing a fine of $525,000 for salary cap breaches in 2014.
Veteran Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway admits he has to be better, with his club missing Aaron Woods and Robbie Farah to New South Wales Origin duty.
Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell is relieved to have cleared the air with veteran Shark Anthony Tupou over the incident which left him with a broken jaw.
The aftermath from the Bulldogs infamous clash with the Rabbitohs has seen injuries and suspensions run rampant through the club ever since.
Queensland interchange forward Matt Gillett is hoping to share some game time with Broncos teammate Josh McGuire as the prop prepares for his Origin debut.
Parramatta prop Peni Terepo sees Eels coach Brad Arthur as an inspiration, both on and off the training paddock.
With four props standing taller than 190cm and weighing in at more tha 110kg, it's no secret where NSW is out to gain the ascendency in State of Origin I.