There's plenty to play for as teams with final aspirations go into the last round.
It’s the scourge of the game, the biggest turnoff for fans, players and coaches alike. But the NRL admits it is all but powerless to stamp wrestling out of rugby league.
Newcastle has moved to ward off the poachers by tabling lucrative offers to retain Sione, Chanel and Pat Mata'utia until the end of 2018.
Rabbitohs star is free to play against the Sydney Roosters on Thursday.
It's the battle between the elephant and the rhinoceros - that's how Jamal Idris eloquently puts it.
Parramatta has said the prospect of playing against ex-coach Ricky Stuart is by no means an added motivation to win Saturday’s final-round clash against Canberra.
Russell Crowe's vision of an expanded WCC will move a step closer to reality.