With Wayne Bennett leaving and a couple of players likely to follow the coach out the door, Newcastle will be playing for pride for the remainder of the season.
Oh the irony, in the week that Broncos coach Anthony Griffin is given notice, three of his finest former pupils return to try to rub salt into the wound.
Exactly 738 days after he played his last game for the Panthers, veteran Luke Lewis finally gets to re-acquaint himself with his old club in Bathurst.
Titans coach John Cartwright will hope last week's win wasn't another one-off for his team as they look to win at home for the first time since Round 6.
The Cowboys may have got one monkey off their backs last week but there will be another one riding shotgun when they travel to Homebush on Saturday.
Two of the competition’s form teams over the past two months clash on Sunday in a rivalry which has plenty of bitter undertones.
All eyes will be on a certain premiership-winning ex-Tiger when these two clubs run out onto ANZ Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Raiders need to start well in both halves if they're a chance of toppling the Rabbitohs in the nation's capital on Monday night.