The NSW Origin team has completed their first training session of the 2017 series after settling into their new base at Kingcliff on the far NSW north coast.
Former Knights coach Michael Hagan says the loss of Dane Gagai will be "shattering" as Newcastle's rebuild takes another hit.
It was the image that encapsulated the most humiliating night in New South Wales Origin history and the torment Mitchell Pearce had endured.
His side has suffered back-to-back defeats where they have leaked 30 points or more, but Warriors coach Stephen Kearney refuses to swing the selection axe.
South Sydney are not concerned with their preparation heading into the clash with the Eels on Friday night despite a five-day turnaround after their last game.
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Beware the depleted Sydney Roosters, that's the message coming out of Canberra ahead of the Raiders clash with the Roosters at GIO Stadium.
Johnathan Thurston has been given up until kick-off to prove his fitness for Game One but is likely to use Sunday's training session to test his shoulder.
Wests Tigers recruit Malakai Watene-Zelezniak admits it was a tough decision to leave the Panthers but the opportunity to move clubs was too good to refuse.