Knights winger Nathan Ross is unlikely to line up for Sunday's clash with the Panthers after making comments in the media over seeking a contract upgrade.
Former Knights skipper Paul 'Chief' Harragon on 'Beanie for Brain Cancer' round, his mate Mark Hughes and the opportunity of a lifetime.
Three of NSW's greatest dummy-halves have unanimously agreed incumbent Blues rake Robbie Farah deserves another go at State of Origin this year.
Jillaroos player Renae Kunst has even more reason to celebrate after recently being appointed NRL Regional Game Development Manager for North Queensland.
Queensland's pick and stick policy will be put to the test this year with incumbent fullback Darius Boyd duking it out with returning champion Billy Slater.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett believes Darius Boyd paved the way for players such as Greg Inglis and other young men to seek help for mental illness.
Bulldogs back-rower Josh Jackson is either a certainty in Laurie Daley's line-up for Origin I or needs an almighty performance against the Roosters.
Two sides that tasted their first victory in over a month have the chance to make it back-to-back for the first time this season heading into their first bye.
After suffering just their second loss of the season, the Storm will be keen to bounce back against the Rabbitohs when the two sides meet in Perth on Sunday.
NRL.com's team of journalists and producers have selected their NSW Blues teams for State of Origin I on Wednesday, May 31. Find out who they've picked.