Wests Tigers are attempting to lure former Maroons forward Chris McQueen to the club next season.
Adrian Proszenko is Chief Rugby League Reporter.
Dylan Walker, a centre again after Manly aborted the playmaker experiment, has heard the comparisons with Michael Jennings.
The NSWRL will launch its own investigations into an AVO application against long-time staffer Matt Parish before determining whether he will play a role in this year's State of Origin series.
Nate Myles concedes he performed "well below par" in his first season at Manly and has put his representative ambitions on the backburner in a quest to regain his best form.
The toughest part of grand final week came well before kick-off for Billy Slater.
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga, one of the most important figures in State of Origin history, believes there's merit in rival code rugby union's plan to stage their own version of the interstate battle.
Frank Pritchard is already enjoying the benefits of becoming an Eel.
Valentine Holmes will base his game on Billy Slater and Brett Stewart after finally getting a crack at a coveted fullback spot.
Canterbury captain James Graham has made the stark admission the renowned September specialists may have crumbled under the pressure of expectation during their meek finish to last season.
Kieran Foran has been cleared to make his comeback in round three after the NRL registered his Warriors contract.