The Rabbitohs are reeling from last week's loss to the Cowboys and the absence of their star half, and could be brought down again by an in-form Sharks side.
Winger Kevin Naiqama has signed a two-year contract extension with the Wests Tigers.
Tom Bruce played for Eastern Suburbs alongside Dally Messenger and Sandy Pearce before enlisting in the AIF.
After coming through the ranks alongside Curtis Sironen, Luke Brooks, James Tedesco and Mitch Moses, Tigers forward Kyle Lovett is loving life in the top grade.
Two teams desperate for a win after back-to-back defeats will battle it out in Newcastle, with the Knights enjoying a terrific recent record in this match-up.
Josh Reynolds will start for Canterbury for the first time since round one in the NRL clash with Manly as he seeks to push his case for NSW selection.
Bulldogs coach Des Hasler channelled his inner Ned Kelly on Thursday morning, expressing his sympathy for embattled counterpart Geoff Toovey.
Two clubs featuring a stack of talented youngsters go head-to-head, with Blake Austin taking on his former team.
He's 21, weighs 113kgs and is arguably the best attacking forward in the Telstra Premiership right now. And he was so nearly a Warrior.
Veteran Sea Eagles centre Steve Matai wants to be a part of the rebuilding process at the northern beaches club, providing a mentoring role.