South Sydney's title defence has received a massive blow after prized recruit Glenn Stewart was ruled out for 10-12 weeks with a thumb injury.
The latest injury news and estimated return dates heading into Round 9 of the 2015 NRL season.
New Zealand winger Jason Nightingale is not worried about the moon boot that will stop him training with the squad until the final run on Thursday.
It might have been a different form of the game with a different squad, but the New Zealand Kiwi Ferns will feed off their success at the NRL Nines.
Suspended Penrith winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is staying in the New Zealand camp for the week leading up to Friday's Trans-Tasman Test.
After a two-week suspension, Dragons forward Tyson Frizell may be the freshest player in action in Sunday's Country v City clash.
He might be the Warriors' most entertaining player away from football, but when he steps onto the field, Konrad Hurrell is all business.
USA captain Joseph Paulo is thankful for his City Origin call-up to face Country on Sunday considering the troubled state of American rugby league.
South Sydney hooker Issac Luke has been fined $10,000 ($5000 suspended) and will be required to undergo an education program after making a homophobic slur.
Rugby League fans will be able to watch the first representative matches of the season for as little as $10 this weekend.