Brisbane's preparation for Saturday's NRL clash with Canterbury has been flipped on its head by a playing squad desperate to find form.
Canberra can become the first team in history to beat Melbourne four times in the space of a year in Saturday night's NRL blockbuster.
North Queensland coach Paul Green is feeling the heat after their defence was described as "not up to NRL standard" in their 42-16 loss to Sydney Roosters.
Replacement Sydney Roosters winger Matt Ikuvalu may still face the axe despite scoring five tries in their 42-16 NRL romp over North Queensland on Thursday.
Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire is confident Joey Leilua's ill discipline won't be a long-term issue as the centre begins a four-game NRL suspension.
Replacement winger Matt Ikuvalu has bagged five tries to inspire the Sydney Roosters to a 42-16 NRL win over North Queensland in Townsville.
Benji Marshall has been recalled to the Wests Tigers' bench for the NRL game against South Sydney, a month after being dropped from the side for poor defending.
Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans says its time for his team to show their steely resolve against St George Illawarra in the NRL with three of their best missing.
After introducing him to the NRL while at Brisbane, South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett can see why David Fifita is fetching historic levels of interest.
Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck says the dose of reality delivered by interim coach Todd Payten has improved their NRL prospects.
South Sydney will aim to beat a top-eight team for the first time since the NRL's restart in late May in Friday night's clash with Wests Tigers.
Gold Coast coach Justin Holbrook is eager for his NRL team to end an unwanted home record when they host the Warriors on Friday at CBUS Super Stadium.
Chasing rare back-to-back wins, Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn will take an unchanged side into Friday's Super Rugby AU clash with Melbourne Rebels.
Sydney Roosters playmaker Lachlan Lam will make his first appearance of the season on Thursday after spending the past six weeks in the coach's box.
Parramatta star Mitchell Moses admits he is unsure when he will return from a calf injury after aggravating a tear suffered during the coronavirus shutdown.
Gold Coast Titans have made yet another big money play for Brisbane star forward David Fifita who looks set to make a final decision on his future next week.
Melbourne will play their next three home NRL games on the Sunshine Coast, settling into their new base with the Victorian capital in lockdown for six weeks.
The NRL is considering how to deal with future anti-vilification breaches and referee abuse while awaiting a response from Manly prop Addin Fonua-Blake.
Two of the three Warriors NRL players who had targeted a return to Auckland if their families can't cross the Tasman might yet stay put.
Canberra's hopes of a crowd of almost 6000 fans for their NRL clash with Melbourne has been put on hold after three new coronavirus cases in the ACT.