South Sydney's NRL top four hopes go on the line when they meet second-placed North Queensland on Thursday.
He may only be relatively new to the club himself but Canberra five-eighth Blake Austin has given one-game rookie Mitch Barnett a glowing appraisal.
While supportive of the crackdown on shoulder charges, Craig Bellamy believes a mid-season rule change has left some clubs at a disadvantage.
While Sunday's clash at Central Coast Stadium may look like a one-sided affair, the history between these two sides is heavily in favour of the Titans.
This is the time of year when premiership contenders want to start flexing their muscle and both these teams want to make a statement. Game on.
Despite being two points from the bottom of the ladder, the Panthers have refused to accept they're a chance to end 2015 with the wooden spoon.
Beyond Sport has announced its shortlist for the Beyond Sport Awards 2015, with the NRL nominated for 'Sport Federation or Governing Body of the Year'.
Both teams are looking towards the future, but both will be hellbent on winning this clash with the threat of the wooden spoon looming large.
Andrew Voss looks at the chances of the Sharks and Raiders, gives his views on the headbutt, and asks what happened to Dave Taylor in this week's Six Again.
Pepper Stadium will see the coming together of a team clinging to their last chance of making the finals, and one that is pretty much now playing for pride.