Ivan Cleary, the man most likely to take over as coach at Wests Tigers, moved Tim Grant on from Penrith. Grant reckons he was right to do so.
Adrian Proszenko is Chief Rugby League Reporter.
Newcastle have missed out on another recruitment target, with Matt Prior set to re-sign with Cronulla on a three-year deal.
Wests Tigers have added NSW coach Laurie Daley to a shortlist of prospective coaching candidates that also includes former Manly mentor Geoff Toovey.
James Segeyaro and Kieran Foran could make their long-awaited NRL returns after being named as part of extended benches for their new clubs.
Parramatta dummy half Kaysa Pritchard was on a drip in hospital on Friday night as the club attempted to overcome a hooking crisis before their clash with the premiers.
Even if he loses a power struggle with Bob Fulton, Manly chief executive Tim Cleary won't be getting sacked any time soon.
Wests Tigers' chances of retaining their "big four" off-contract stars have plummeted after negotiations to bring their mystery mentor to the club broke down.
The Manly officials have resolved to work together after a three-hour "clearing the air" session on Thursday.
A bridge between the NRL and its clubs will be built next week that allows the parties to properly engage until such time as the 16 teams have direct representation on the Australian Rugby League Commission.
Andrew Fifita has opened up about how close he came to walking away from rugby league, describing himself as "the world's most hated man" during his tumultuous premiership season.