Titans boss Graham Annesley has urged the NRL to consult medical stuff accused of flouting concussion guidelines before handing out breach notices after three clubs fined a staggering $350,000 for their handling of head knocks all filed responses.
Adam Reynolds can expect no sympathy when he rides into town to take on his great State of Origin foe and the king of the north, but there was plenty of love being sent the other way from the little Rabbitohs No.7 as an edgy Townsville prepares for the arrival of Cyclone Debbie.
Jason Taumalolo's staggering $10 million, 10-year contract is unlikely to be the last eye-popping, decade-long deal signed off by an NRL club, insists Cowboys general manager of football Peter Parr.
The amount of times referees are relying on the NRL Bunker has been slashed by as much as a quarter this season as the often maligned central review system takes a back seat to on-field officials.
Eels boss Bernie Gurr has reluctantly conceded nomadic Parramatta won't be able to replicate the raucous atmosphere of Pirtek Stadium at their new home ground despite preparing to match regular ANZ Stadium tenants the Bulldogs and Rabbitohs for pulling power.
Cronulla's captain-in-waiting Wade Graham and State of Origin hopeful Matt Prior have officially agreed to terms to remain with the premiers beyond 2017.
Clint Gutherson has the Eels' No.6 jersey, his junior State of Origin teammate Jack Bird is being courted for it - and Parramatta's pivot has spoken of his desire to make the spot alongside Corey Norman his own beyond this season.
James Segeyaro was still trying to get to know some of his new Cronulla teammates when he had his first field session with the NRL squad, but a familiar face also finding his feet with the premiers is adamant the livewire hooker will be a hit in the Shire.
Luke Keary has firmed as a legitimate Dally M Medal contender and is already being hailed as the buy of the year ... while touching the ball less than any other half in the competition.
Three NRL clubs are facing fines totalling $350,000 after being issues with breach notices relating to head injuries at the weekend.