Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga's reluctance to take a second hooker as back-up for Cameron Smith has put Bulldogs half Moses Mbye in line for a shock call-up.
While he was disappointed by his club side's exit from the NRL Telstra Premiership title race, Josh Jackson received two accolades to brighten his week.
Inconsistency was the word coach Des Hasler used to some up his team's season and looking back, it's hard to argue.
Josh Jackson has put his hand up to be the next NSW State of Origin captain after winning the Brad Fittler medal.
NSW VB Blues second-rower Josh Jackson has become the first Canterbury Bulldogs representative to claim the prestigious Brad Fittler Medal.
NRL referees boss Tony Archer has addressed the contentious refereeing calls from the first week of the finals, including a penalty try and a non-referral.
The Bulldogs' loss to Penrith on Sunday not only ended the club's 2016 campaign; it also brought an end to the storied career of retiring winger Sam Perrett.
Bulldogs centre Josh Morris has vented his frustrations after being denied a potentially match-changing try in his team's elimination final loss to Penrith.
Bulldogs coach Des Hasler had a one-word answer when asked to sum up Canterbury's season in the minutes after that season was ended by the Penrith Panthers.
A grand final rematch will kick off the second week of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series this Friday night in Townsville.