The Women's Indigenous All Stars game has become a critical development pathway for players who don't get regular exposure to top-level games.
Sharks centre Jack Bird hasn't ruled out a switch to fullback if teammate Valentine Holmes fails to recover from the grade two hamstring strain.
Brisbane's first-ever captain, Wally Lewis, is confident Darius Boyd will succeed in the role due to the nature of his relationship with coach Wayne Bennett.
Paul Carter knows he could be on his last NRL chance after joining the Roosters but is determined to keep his life on track off the field and thrive on it.
He's set to join the NRL's illustrious 300 club in 2017 but Sharks back-rower Chris Heighington says he is not yet considering retirement.
Former Sydney Rooster and Cronulla player Anthony Tupou has signed a one-year deal with Newcastle as the NRL club look to replenish depleted forward stocks.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan is hopeful forgotten hooker James Segeyaro will join the club sooner rather than later with their starting No.9 still a mystery.
Young Dragons fullback Matt Dufty has been sidelined for four to six weeks with a knee injury suffered at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.
Newcastle forward Pauli Pauli is expected to return to the NRL from a hip injury in 10 weeks.
While his comeback game doubles as his first game as Warriors skipper, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck says he isn't feeling any nerves ahead of Saturday's trial.