With the talented young forwards the Panthers have their disposal, experienced back-rower Sika Manu claims it's 'intimidating' fighting for spots in the side.
Boyd Cordner says the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland are still setting the standard with their consistency this NRL season.
Only Greg Inglis's devastating best every week will be enough for South Sydney to win back-to-back premierships says Greg Alexander.
Manly's Ligi Sao has been found not guilty but Eels playmaker Chris Sandow will miss two NRL matches after pleading guilty to a shoulder charge.
NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg said the interchange decrease was a matter of keeping the game running constantly rather than increasing the speed of play.
The Warriors are primed for a shot at the 2015 NSW Cup title after a rare win on the road against the Cutters in Round 19.
Newcastle's Queensland State of Origin speedster Dane Gagai will have more tests on his heart this week as he looks to play against South Sydney.
The number of interchanges will be reduced to eight and a shot clock will be introduced to reduce stoppages in landmark changes to the NRL Telstra Premiership.
The changes to the interchange rules are designed to reward endurance and deliver a more continuous and free-flowing spectacle for fans.
A desperate Wests Tigers side hosts a red-hot Roosters outfit to kick off Round 20 of the NRL Telstra premiership.