Cowboys five-eighth Michael Morgan continues to show the kind of form that convinced new Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga he's worthy of a green and gold jersey.
Canberra five-eighth Blake Austin was a surprise inclusion in Saturday's close NRL defeat to Penrith, coming through unscathed in an 80-minute outing.
Mitchell Pearce has opened up about his successful return, paying credit to his teammates for helping him get through his eight weeks away from the game.
Mitchell Pearce made his return to the NRL to help guide the Roosters to a crushing 38-0 win, while a rookie for Newcastle showed some good signs.
The Cowboys have continued their charge with a dominant victory over an injury-ravaged Manly at Brookvale Oval on Saturday night.
The Penrith Panthers survived another nail-biter to edge the Raiders by a point in Bathurst on Saturday afternoon. Here are five key points from the clash.
The return of Mitchell Pearce and a hat-trick to Blake Ferguson has helped the Sydney Roosters easily beat Newcastle at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.
The final team lists for the Round 9 NRL Telstra Premiership clash between Manly and North Queensland at Brookvale Oval.
Warriors utility Thomas Leuluai has admitted he fears the poor form of the Warriors could cost himself and other a place in the Kiwis side.
The class of Jayden Nikorima proved the difference at Allianz Stadium with the dynamic youngster showing off all the tricks he picked up in the NRL.