The NRL will trial its shot clock in the top grade for the first time in Sunday's clash between Parramatta and Canberra.
Ben Hunt's injury has thrown one more spanner in the works for NRL Fantasy coaches at the end of a tough season.
Ahead of Justin Hodges' final regular season NRL game, Bennett, Thaiday and the man himself look back on a 16-year first grade career.
The Bulldogs will start warm favourites against a Warriors side reeling from back-to-back thrashings but now playing with nothing to lose.
A deft Johnathan Thurston pass, an acrobatic Jamie Lyon kick, some Benji Marshall magic, James Tedesco speed and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves strength.
The Sharks are looking to cement a place in the top 4, while the Sea Eagles will need a miracle to make their 11th consecutive finals appearance.
The Broncos prepare to farewell captain Justin Hodges in a positive frame of mind while the Storm are refreshed after a Sunshine Coast camp.
We continue our countdown of the best players in the Telstra Premiership, as voted by NRL.com's editorial team.
The NRL will trial shot clock technology in the Round 26 match between the Eels and Raiders at Pirtek Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Former Dragons coach Nathan Brown believes the performances of both the Roosters and Broncos last weekend should serve as a warning to other finals hopefuls.