The Titans' bid to have new recruit Dale Copley take the field against the Eels on Friday night has been rejected by the NRL.
Junior Paulo has backed fellow giant prop Dave Taylor to intimidate Wests Tigers in Canberra's desperate bid for their first NRL win of the season.
Canberra have started the year 0-2 but will be boosted by the return of skipper Jarrod Croker as the Tigers roll into the nation's capital on Sunday.
The Sharks are back at home on the back following a big win in Canberra in what shapes to be a massive local derby against the Dragons.
All eyes will be on North Queensland's back three on Saturday night when they clash with the Manly Sea Eagles.
The Ready for the Round panel of Brad Fittler, Adrian Lam and Renee Gartner are back again, discussing the big issues of the week in rugby league.
South Sydney coach Michael Maguire wants the NRL to remember Robbie Farah's exploits on the NRL field and not the dramas off it, ahead of his 250th game.
Warriors prop Charlie Gubb is hoping to finish Friday night's clash with the Bulldogs after being forced from the field with injury in the first two rounds.
The Cowboys will host the Sea Eagles without Jason Taumalolo, Matt Scott and Lachlan Coote with a host of young guns to get their chance to impress.
Is it too early to say this Round 3 battle of east v west could be an early season preview of a Telstra Premiership finals match later on in September?