After creating a 'safe place' on the field away from the club's dramas, Eels players are relishing the chance to let their football do the talking in Newcastle.
Adam Reynolds studied Cooper Cronk's game fastidiously and it is hard not to see similarities in their playing styles as they get ready for Origin showdown.
There's no doubt Johnathan Thurston will be ready for the opening Holden State of Origin game on June 1, despite carrying a bruised hip into Maroons camp.
In halves James Maloney and Adam Reynolds, NSW have the kicking game to trouble Queensland in the opening game of the 2016 State of Origin series.
After signing a new three-year deal with the Wests Tigers Chris Lawrence is keen to play a role in the development of the club's batch of talented youngsters.
The Gold Coast Titans have announced the signing of former Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell on a deal through to the end of the 2017 season.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has hit back at critics of his star prop Adam Blair after naming the Kiwis prop as Brisbane captain this weekend.
Cowboys centre Kane Linnett has signed a two-year contract extension to remain in North Queensland through to the end of the 2018 season.
The Parramatta Eels' season is hanging by a thread and they'll want a big performance against the struggling Knights, but anything can happen in the NRL.
Former rugby league player and current NRL Ambassador George Rose was on hand to take part in the National Simultaneous Storytime.