Defensive effectiveness can be measured in many ways. NRL.com looks at which teams and players had the best defence in Round 3 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
Thomas Burgess is expected to get a recall for South Sydney's NRL local derby against the Sydney Roosters on Thursday night.
Here are the key numbers from Round 3 of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership season.
It's a week of chaos for the power rankings with several underdogs claiming shock wins in Round 3. Here's how we rank the NRL's 16 clubs.
Eels veteran Jeff Robson is open to slotting in at hooker against his former club with Kaysa Pritchard in doubt with an ankle injury.
He missed both games against arch rivals the Rabbitohs last season but Roosters enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is raring to go for this year's clash.
Broncos players believe the green monsters wearing the Canberra jerseys on Friday night can have their strength turned into a weakness.
NRL debutant Tyler Cornish is close to earning a full contract with the Gold Coast Titans if he can continue to deliver performances like he did in Round 3.
Former Panthers and Rabbitohs forward Chris Grevsmuhl has signed a two-year deal to join the Titans, effective immediately.
The Storm have made a perfect start to the season despite injuries to Jesse Bromwich and Tohu Harris, with young stars filling the void nicely.