The injuries, suspensions, rumours and likely team changes heading into the weekend's Telstra Premiership matches.
There are only six rounds to go in the Holden Cup and while the Panthers have all but locked up the Minor Premiership, there is still plenty to play for.
On loan for the remainder of the season, Zak Hardaker doesn't have much longer to impress any potential suitors that could be looking to bring him in for 2017.
Trent Merrin has extended his contract with the Penrith Panthers until the end of the 2020 season the club announced on Wednesday.
A spot in the NRL Telstra Premiership top eight could be up for grabs when the Warriors host the Panthers at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.
Johnathan Thurston is out but some big names are back as NRL Fantasy coaches look to snap up the big guns for the crucial final few rounds of the season.
The Broncos' slide continues, the Raiders enter the top four and the Tigers' faith in the future is paying off on the field.
He has thrived in the five-eighth role this season but Bryce Cartwright says he's ready to soon hand back the role to young gun Te Maire Martin.
Panthers dummy-half Peter Wallace has signed a new two-year deal to remain at the club through to at least the end of the 2018 season.
While he's scored plenty of tries in the Super League, Zak Hardaker says his maiden NRL try was the realisation of hours of training to get to that moment.