NRL referees boss Tony Archer has addressed the contentious refereeing calls from the first week of the finals, including a penalty try and a non-referral.
The Raiders have again confirmed hooker Josh Hodgson will be named to take his place at GIO Stadium in his side's sudden death semi-final against the Panthers.
Zeb Taia will use the disappointment of missing Friday night's elimination final loss through injury to take the Titans even deeper into September next year.
The Brisbane Broncos will challenge the contrary conduct charge against centre James Roberts at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.
Panthers prop Leilani Latu was emotional after he enjoyed a finals win over the club who cut him loose after a string of injuries in his formative years.
The Bulldogs' loss to Penrith on Sunday not only ended the club's 2016 campaign; it also brought an end to the storied career of retiring winger Sam Perrett.
Long-range efforts, pinpoint perfect kicks and some razzle dazzle from the Panthers feature in the top 10 plays of the first week of the NRL Finals Series.
The first week of the NRL Fantasy Finals Match Day competition has come and gone, with familiar faces and a few surprises dominating the scoring.
The key talking points, injuries and judiciary news from the opening weekend of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.
Bulldogs centre Josh Morris has vented his frustrations after being denied a potentially match-changing try in his team's elimination final loss to Penrith.