Robbie Farah is giving himself every chance to play Origin III but in the meantime is helping old rival Michael Ennis slot into the NSW role if required.
The Dragons will be out to reverse a three-game losing run without some of their stars against a depleted Cowboys side on Saturday at WIN Stadium.
The Touch Football Australia Board has elected Anita Hagarty as the Chair to work through its next strategic cycle, following Mike Rush stepping down.
Penrith say Jamie Soward and Peter Wallace hold the key to turning around their NRL season.
Stand-in Wests Tigers captain Dene Halatau has accepted he'll be carrying a partially ruptured biceps for the rest of his life.
Eels players say the side's confidence is building after three wins in their past four starts and are glad to be able to repay under-fire coach Brad Arthur.
Queensland forward Matt Scott has been inspired by NSW rival James Tamou in looking to defy a neck concern to chase State of Origin glory.
The Wests Tigers will be rewarded for putting their faith in a group of young playmakers according to former Dragons coach Nathan Brown.
One team is trying to bounce off the bottom of the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder, while the other is looking to break into the top eight.
Winless through the month of June, the Dragons desperately need to breathe some fire back into their campaign before their chances of a top four start slipping.