Penrith second-row forward Bryce Cartwright has been promoted to the starting side against Parramatta, with James Fisher-Harris succumbing to injury.
While their chances of retaining Kieran Foran appear to get slimmer by the day, the Warriors are on the verge of securing their other superstar playmaker.
He may be the son of the first North Queensland Cowboy, but Ben Spina remains grounded at the prospect of playing his second game in 2017.
Melbourne Storm have strengthened their forward pack for the future with Christian Welch and Felise Kaufusi committing to the club.
Not only will David Mead start the match against the Rabbitohs tonight after Jordan Kahu was withdrawn with a groin issue, he has some big news off the field.
Mollie Gray had represented Australia in rugby and patrolled the streets of Afghanistan in the Artillery Mobile Training Team but never tried rugby league.
All the injury news and likely late changes heading into the eighth round of the 2017 Telstra Premiership season.
He played a key role in luring him to the Gold Coast so its little wonder back-rower Chris Grevsmuhl is devastated that Chris McQueen is leaving the Titans.
The Bulldogs have gone from under siege to back under the radar, thanks largely to new playmaker Matt Frawley and the inspirational Josh Reynolds.
Broncos centre James Roberts is starting to play the sort of footy that keeps opposition defences awake at night and the Rabbitohs are next.