Raiders props and best mates Paul Vaughan and Shannon Boyd are set to thrive for Country Origin this weekend.
There's a new leader in power rankings, while the Roosters are the big movers with their high profile players returning and putting the competition on notice.
He doesn't own a mobile phone, so it was slightly more difficult for Kangaroos selectors to notify Raiders forward Josh Papalii of his inclusion.
The Raiders faithful were left disappointed when Canberra cult hero Shaun Fensom was overlooked again for Country Origin honours on Monday.
A dominant Storm quartet, a trio of Eels and plenty of internationals gearing up for the upcoming Representative Round headline NRL.com's Team of the Week.
The Penrith Panthers survived another nail-biter to edge the Raiders by a point in Bathurst on Saturday afternoon. Here are five key points from the clash.
Peter Wallace kicked a field goal in the final two minutes to help the Panthers edge the Raiders in a thrilling contest in Bathurst on Saturday.
Jarrod Croker is just nine points away from becoming Canberra's all-time leading point-scorer, and his coach hopes he does it against Penrith on Saturday.
Plenty of team changes are expected for this weekend's games, no more so than in New Zealand with Warriors coach Andrew McFadden dropping six players.
NRL veteran Sia Soliola has re-signed with Canberra until the end of the 2018 season.