Newcastle have been dealt a double blow with Joey Leilua to depart the NRL club at the end of the season and Jarrod Mullen to miss four to six weeks.
As we celebrate Harvey Norman Women In League Round some of the game's biggest names pay tribute to the women who have contributed so much to their careers.
Rugby league is in a powerful position to help change stereotypes of not just women in league but indeed women in sport.
It began the most enduring Queensland rivalry within the NRL but it was what happened after the game that had the most dramatic repercussions.
Cronulla will be supported by Immortals and legends when they look for success in both age groups against the Townsville Stingers on Saturday.
The launch of the NRL's Harvey Norman Women In League Round has highlighted that the number of women enjoying the game is on the rise.
The NRL has celebrated the important role women play throughout the game with a function attended by many prominent female rugby league identities.
The Cowboys injury toll is mounting on the eve of Origin after it was revealed that centre Tautau Moga is out for the season after he injured his ACL.
Gold Coast forward Ryan James is drawing inspiration from the courage of young fan Harrison Wheatley and his quest to help others.
Ahead of Women in League Round, Nate Myles's mum Janet Evans discusses the transformation her son has gone through to become the man he is today.