Australia skipper Cameron Smith has pinpointed Shaun Johnson as a huge threat to his side in Sunday's Four Nations clash against New Zealand.
Despite resting Cooper Cronk for their clash with the Kiwis, the Kangaroos claim no disrespect is being shown their opponents, with rotation planned.
The Storm and Sharks' showdown for the NRL minor premiership came to a head at AAMI Park, while the Broncos, Cowboys and Panthers won leading into finals.
Panthers GM Phil Gould says it "sucks" to be releasing Jeremy Latimore from the remainder of his deal so he can pursue an opportunity at another NRL club.
He scored twice last week but Kiwis winger Jordan Rapana said he will be more than happy to trade remarkable for reliable against the Kangaroos in Coventry.
Wests Tigers Life Member Dene Halatau has officially started his new role as the club's culture and leadership coordinator.
A noticeably bigger Sione Mata'utia says he will spend the Knights' off-season tinkering with his weight ahead of his highly-anticipated switch to the back row.
Andrew Webster, Paul Stringer and Craig Sandercock have been confirmed as Wests Tigers head coach Jason Taylor's assistants for season 2017.
The Newcastle Knights have signed former Manly prop Josh Starling for the 2017 season.
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga is still undecided as to whether James Maloney or Michael Morgan will partner Johnathan Thurston in the halves against New Zealand.