Cronulla forward David Fifita has been granted personal leave to address family issues with brother Latu in the United Kingdom.
A three-try burst in the space of 11 minutes has propelled the Canberra Raiders to a crucial 32-20 win over the Bulldogs at GIO Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Dragons players Leeson Ah Mau and Jason Nightingale and North Queensland's Jack Granville have all been hit with charges from the NRL match review committee.
The Queensland Maroons will look to exploit the size of the New South Wales Blues' forward pack in Origin I at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Canberra Raiders and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have confirmed their line-ups for Sunday after noons clash at GIO Stadium.
Blues coach Laurie Daley says the Maroons are playing State of Origin mind games over an ankle injury to Cooper Cronk.
Back-rower Boyd Cordner is excited at the prospect of his first starting berth for NSW and is ready to play out the full 80 minutes if required.
Queensland have given NSW plenty to ponder by vowing to play an all-forwards bench if Cooper Cronk is ruled out of the State of Origin series opener.
Queensland back-rower Sam Thaiday says Cooper Cronk's round the clock ankle treatment is taking its toll ahead of the State of Origin opener in Sydney.
Josh Dugan has been ruled out of NSW side for State of Origin I due to an elbow injury, with Josh Morris drafted in at right centre.