Gold Coast's rising star, the Roosters' deceptive losing run and the Green Machine's disciplined effort: the key numbers and stats from Round 8.
Nine Kangaroos players fronted the media on the first day of camp as the squad assembled in Brisbane ahead of Friday night's Anzac Test against New Zealand.
A hit-up against the Storm in Round 4 proved the catalyst for James Tamou's return to form, as the prop prepares to resume his international career on Friday.
Anzac Day is a huge day for Ray Thompson and his family, and it was made even more special with a call-up to the Cowboys side for their win over Newcastle.
A distraught Knights captain, Paul Green's happiness over his bench players, a key Cowboys injury headline and more.
Despite losing lock Jason Taumalolo and hooker Jake Granville to injuries, the Cowboys downed the Knights 26-24 on Saturday for their fifth straight win.
Cowboys lock Jason Taumalolo says his side have their sights set on one man in blue and red: Beau Scott.
Knights enforcer Beau Scott could be a surprise inclusion for Saturday night's clash against the Cowboys, pitting him against Johnathan Thurston again.
The Cowboys are out for revenge after losing to Newcastle in Townsville earlier this year, but after three straight wins they have form on their side.
North Queensland hookers Rory Kostjasyn and Ray Thompson are back fighting for coach Paul Green's approval as the Cowboys chase revenge against Newcastle.