The NRL is today mourning the loss of former Australian representative Brian Fitzsimmons, who has passed away aged 74.
ARLC chairman John Grant claims it's "very unlikely" there will be changes to the current Origin schedule prior to the start of the new broadcast rights deal.
With Sam Thaiday suspended for Brisbane's next two games, Adam Blair looms as a possible replacement in the second row after initially being named on the bench.
The Penrith Panthers go head-to-head with the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Round 16 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
Wigan have signed Frank-Paul Nuuausala from Canberra Raiders on a three-and-a-half year deal with immediate effect.
He got his NRL chance earlier than expected but Knights half Jack Cogger is keen to start to escape his father's shadow.
It's generally a long way to the top for most budding halfbacks aiming to break into the NRL, but that hasn't been the case for Nathan Cleary.
They might not get the plaudits of some of their fellow Cronulla forwards, but Matt Prior and Sam Tagataese are crucial for the Sharks each week.
Injuries to teammates handed him his NRL debut last season and now they've given Panthers centre Waqa Blake an opportunity to solidify a place in first grade.
Today, one of the great tries in Origin history goes up against the triumphant return of one of Queensland's favourite sons.