Parramatta have agreed to release out of favour halfback Chris Sandow from his NRL contract on Thursday, effective immediately.
The Titans believe they are one of three sides in with a chance of snaring in-demand Broncos NYC star Ashley Taylor.
In-form NRL star Blake Austin says he's realising he's slowly becoming one of Canberra's key men, so wants to take his game to the next level.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett and Titans opposite Neil Henry both expressed their support for the reduction but predict the number will eventually be cut to six.
Cowboys interchange forward John Asiata might be a half trapped in a prop's body, but that level of skill is providing another dimension to his side's attack.
He has played more games than any other Warriors prop in their 20-year history, but Sam Rapira was starting to think he might end his time in NSW Cup.
Wests Tigers have ruled out any chance of injured skipper Robbie Farah returning to NRL action in Friday night's clash against the Sydney Roosters.
Two sides on the verge of the top eight go head to head in a clash that could make or break their season this Sunday afternoon.
It's Super Saturday with Auckland and Napier hosting back-to-back NRL Telstra Premiership matches this weekend.
The Eels have been hit hard on the injury front and the Cowboys will be keen to run up a big score at home to show off their premiership credentials here.