The NRL has announced a new funding program to support rugby league facilities beyond its traditional strongholds of Queensland and New South Wales.
The Kangaroos are expecting big things from giant Test debutant Shannon Boyd against New Zealand on Saturday in Perth.
The Roosters finally won a game, the Dragons were held to zero again, the Knights won a game in unusual circumstances, while the Sea Eagles and Eels had wins.
Greg Inglis has scored two tries in Australia's comprehensive 26-6 rugby league Test win over New Zealand in Perth.
NRL referees Ben Cummins and Gerard Sutton have been selected to officiate at the Four Nations tournament in the UK.
The Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs are continuing negotiations to extend the contract of coach Des Hasler beyond 2017.
Cameron Smith says Valentine Holmes deserves his call-up to the Australian rugby league side after being banned from Maroons selection earlier this year.
The new-look Kangaroos and Kiwis get a feel for their overhauled squads when they clash at NIB Stadium in Perth on Saturday ahead of the Four Nations.
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has named three debutants for the Test match against New Zealand at Perth's nib Stadium on Saturday night.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have extended the contract of halfback Adam Reynolds for a further four years.