Two former Maroons greats believe Queensland 18th man Johnathan Thurston is a good chance of taking on the Blues for the 37th time in a row.
The big men go large, a cash cow becomes a keeper and another major injury blow ahead of the bye rounds. This week's NRL Fantasy success stories and flops.
The North Queensland Cowboys are eager to use their upcoming bye to iron out the wrinkles left in their game and allow their players to recover from injuries.
Johnathan Thurston will see out his career at the North Queensland Cowboys after agreeing to a one-year contract extension with the club.
A couple of standout performances as the Sharks leave it late to beat a lacklustre Cowboys outfit 18-14 in the Beanie for Brain Cancer round.
Cowboys coach Paul Green has been left to rue the one that got away after his side squandered a 14-point half-time advantage as a result of poor kicking.
The Cronulla Sharks trailed 14-0 at half-time but grinded their way back into the contest to beat North Queensland 18-14 in Cronulla on Thursday night.
The Cronulla Sharks and North Queensland Cowboys have finalised their line-ups for their Round 11 NRL Telstra Premiership clash.
With injuries to popular NRL Fantasy players Corey Norman and Tom Trbojevic, plus some interesting Round 11 team list news, there's plenty of talking points.
The players to watch and predicted results for Round 11 of the National Youth Competition.