Kangaroos fullback Billy Slater has been ruled out of Friday night's Test match against New Zealand, failing to recover in time from his shoulder injury.
When Will Chambers found out that he was selected as the 800th Kangaroos player after Melbourne's 12-10 Anzac Day loss to Manly he was overcome with emotion.
Manly have re-signed three of the club's best youngsters in Tom and Jake Trbojevic and Clinton Gutherson but have missed out on Titan Kane Elgey.
Paul Gallen agrees with Blues coach Laurie Daley's call that he won't risk carrying him into the NSW camp for State of Origin I if he's still injured.
Terrific Titans, Naiqama magic, a lone Sea Eagle and a runaway prop headline Round 8's best 17 from what was a memorable Anzac weekend.
Teenage sensation Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will have to wait a little longer still for his NZ Kiwis test debut, after falling foul of the NRL judiciary.
Reigning VB NSW Cup premiers the Penrith Panthers finally ended Mounties' seven-game win as they re-assert themselves as this season's team to beat.
After 15 years of misery in mid-season Tests the Kiwis aren't interested in making excuses anymore, and are instead chasing the right to be rugby league's No.1.
Gold Coast's rising star, the Roosters' deceptive losing run and the Green Machine's disciplined effort: the key numbers and stats from Round 8.
City Origin captain Wade Graham has backed Cronulla teammate Jack Bird to make an impact for Country when the two sides meet on Sunday in Wagga Wagga.