The number of interchanges will be reduced to eight and a shot clock will be introduced to reduce stoppages in landmark changes to the NRL Telstra Premiership.
The changes to the interchange rules are designed to reward endurance and deliver a more continuous and free-flowing spectacle for fans.
A desperate Wests Tigers side hosts a red-hot Roosters outfit to kick off Round 20 of the NRL Telstra premiership.
Melbourne's Origin stars have been absent from training all week... but it is all part of the Craig Bellamy plan.
Launching the pilot of the NRL's Personal Branding program, eight Wests Tigers players are currently undergoing a six-week course.
Melbourne plays a "home" game in New Zealand for the first time against a Dragons side desperate to regain its mojo after a mid-season losing streak.
Manly forward Ligi Sao will return to the club where he made 36 NYC appearances, the Warriors, signing a two-year deal commencing in 2016.
Despite being linked with a move away from Manly, second-rower Feleti Mateo insists he's determined to see out the remainder of his contract at the club.
With seven rounds remaining in the 2015 Telstra Premiership season, it's make-or-break time for each team's chances of making the finals.
It looks like a mismatch: the in-form league leaders up against the strugglers from down the road. But local derbies can produce unusual results...