Cameron Munster can understand why Cameron Smith would consider his NRL retirement and he says he and Melbourne's young stars are ready to fill the void.
Brisbane hooker Brittany Breayley will help keep the Broncos focused on the NRLW grand final despite being nominated for the women's Dally M Medal.
Retiring Melbourne veteran Ryan Hoffman hoped to go out a NRL grand final winner but is set to miss selection for the showdown with the Sydney Roosters.
Papua New Guinea have named an 18-strong squad boasting six NRL players for the Port Moresby clash with Prime Minister's XIII in October.
Melbourne halves Cameron Munster and Brodie Croft have skipped Storm training to complete extra rehabilitation but are certainties for the NRL grand final.
Cameron Munster will make sure plenty of runners are directed at Cooper Cronk if the Sydney Roosters halfback faces Melbourne in the NRL grand final.
Mason Lino is hoping for more regular starts in the NRL after leaving the Warriors and signing a two-year deal with the Newcastle Knights.
Sydney Roosters star Latrell Mitchell and Melbourne opponent Will Chambers will face off for the fourth time this year in Sunday's NRL grand final.
The Kiwis must cope without injured fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck in their Test against the Kangaroos and the subsequent tour of Europe.
Star halfback Nathan Cleary's long-term commitment to NRL side Penrith will help the Panthers retain and recruit players according to club supremo Phil Gould.
Brodie Croft feared he wouldn't get another shot back in the Storm team this year after a rollercoaster NRL season, but now he's staring down a grand final.
Ten years and one day after trying to save Cameron Smith's 2008 NRL grand final hopes, Geoff Bellew will instruct the panel that determines Billy Slater's fate.
Sydney Roosters fullback James Tedesco doesn't have a great record against Billy Slater, but says he's ready to be the main No.1.
Melbourne's Billy Slater will find out on Tuesday night if he will miss the grand final, prematurely ending his NRL career, but is for now preparing to play.
Sydney Roosters veteran Cooper Cronk has been sidestepping the question since making the controversial move from Melbourne last summer.
Melbourne halves Cameron Munster and Brodie Croft have missed training today due to soreness, as the Storm begin preparations for the NRL grand final.