Darius Boyd will make his long-awaited return for the Broncos on Friday night after Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett confirmed his place in the team.
Can the speed and skill of the Cowboys' backline get the better of the brute force of a monster Bulldogs pack?
In the first eight rounds of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership season, five games were decided by one point, while 17 games were won by six points or less.
Former star Blues fullback Anthony Minichiello has weighed into the debate of who should replace Jarryd Hayne as NSW fullback.
Maroons coach Mal Meninga delivers a new message as part of the Queensland Rugby League's "Be Maroon, Be Healthy" campaign.
The recent dominance of the Kiwis at Test level has been 20 years in the making according to Big League columnist Greg Alexander.
Josh Reynolds, Mitchell Pearce and Trent Hodkinson all still in the mix for the playmaking positions for NSW in Origin I, according to coach Laurie Daley.
NSW forward Greg Bird won't play in the State of Origin series after being banned for eight matches at the NRL judiciary.
Maroons coach Mal Meninga has hosed down speculation of a selection shake-up to his Origin squad in the wake of Australia's recent poor performance.
Manly Sea Eagles five-eighth Kieran Foran has been ruled out for several weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in New Zealand's victory over Australia.