The struggling Dragons should be the perfect tonic for a bruised Bulldogs. James Graham disagrees.
Jason Taylor wanted ownership from his halves. And he got it as he relishes the semi-final pressure in the final six weeks of the season.
In his heart of hearts, Robbie Farah might have been hoping he would gain a whole lot from doing not much at ANZ Stadium.
The teenager groomed to be Robbie Farah's long-term successor would arguably have been Jason Taylor's first option to replace the axed the State of Origin skipper. But the Tigers confirmed the salary cap strain means Jacob Liddle won't play NRL again this year.
His team is leading the competition and most think a 15th straight win is just a formality. But Shane Flanagan confessed to being cranky at training during the week as he seeks to add a ruthless edge to the minor premiership favourites.
Parramatta veteran Jeff Robson has left the door ajar to extend his second stint with the Eels until the end of next season after earlier declaring this campaign would be his last.
The temporary administrator of the Parramatta Eels has hinted he will separate the boards of the leagues club and football clubs while conceding he has "no idea" if the embattled NRL outfit is in a position to roll out the red carpet for its former favourite son Jarryd Hayne.
The Rugby League Players' Association has not ruled out the possibility of its members pursuing legal action over extortion bids as the trend of NRL players being filmed in compromising positions continues to grow.
Josh Addo-Carr doesn't immediately recall how many uncles he has behind bars. But he knows they're watching, which is why he has no plans to ditch his try-scoring tribute.
An administrator could be in place at the Eels by early this week. But the men who tried to wrest control from the now axed directors fear Brad Arthur may finally be fed up if a new board is not in place swiftly.