Like a spin-off to your favourite sitcom, this blockbuster is set to serve as the intriguing aftermath to Origin I.
Anthony Milford set to face his old team for the first time as the Raiders host the Broncos in what shapes as a high scoring contest.
Down on form and luck over the past two months, the last thing the Knights want to be doing is travelling to Auckland to face the Warriors this weekend.
Spirits have risen a little in Manly in recent weeks but they come up against a juggernaut this week in the form of the red-hot Cowboys.
If ever there was a good time for the Gold Coast Titans to be facing the reigning premiers, it's this week.
A vintage local derby will kick of Round 12 as the embattled Eels travel to face a Panthers side coming off a gritty win and welcoming some key players back.
The Brisbane Broncos have embarrassed the Knights 31-18 in Newcastle thanks to an incredible second-half blitz, despite missing six players to Origin duty.
NSW Blues discard Josh Reynolds scored two tries and kicked a field goal as Canterbury defeated Canberra in a thrilling, high-scoring Telstra Premiership clash.
A try from Cowboys winger Antonio Winterstein – the only one of the game – in the final three minutes of play has helped the Cowboys beat the Wests Tigers.
A try to South Sydney interchange forward Cameron McInnes with less than five minutes remaining has handed the Rabbitohs a narrow victory over the Eels.