The Hawks are hoping intense training will help them avoid another preliminary-final heart burner. Cyril Rioli just hopes to take the field.
Brett Morris has requested a release from the final year of his Dragons contract.
Simon Gerrans is a winner. No one will argue with that after his wins in two World Tour races in Canada on the weekend that have made him one of the favourites for the men's elite race at the world road championships in Ponferrada, Spain next week.
Parramatta are investigating evidence that former directors, staff and members were intimidated and harassed "with the full knowledge" of the former Eels board and ex-chief executive Bob Bentley and announced that members allegedly involved in the club's membership tampering scandal will be called to explain their actions.
For all the talk of the Wallabies needing to play running rugby, the spate of injuries in the hooking position that is poised to see the ninth ranked rake in the country called up again for their next tour emphasises the importance of set-piece.
How does a little known world no.23 out-strip the world no.1, despite not winning a major? Welcome to the world of the Fed Ex Cup.
One of Mick Potter's final acts as Wests Tigers head coach could be telling his assistants and candidates in line to replace him – Todd Payten and David Kidwell – to have the week off training.
South Sydney's Alex Johnston is on the verge of becoming the least experienced Australian player in more than a decade with the Rabbitohs winger emerging as a Kangaroos bolter.
Sought-after Melbourne free agent James Frawley has spent the weekend in Perth meeting the Dockers.
Emerging St Kilda midfielder Blake Acres has joined the growing list of young talent to re-sign with the club.