The NRL wants Manly to waive a confidentiality clause in the contract of Tim Cleary in order to interview the former Sea Eagles chief executive as part of its salary cap investigation into the club.
Adrian Proszenko is Chief Rugby League Reporter.
The agreed figure could prompt a mass shedding of players from clubs that have overshot the limit.
Mitchell Pearce is adamant his latest State of Origin disappointment won't break him but concedes "there's obviously something wrong with the state" and its preparation after the Blues' game three capitulation.
The Blues will refrain from slapping a booze ban on their players for future camps despite Blake Ferguson admitting his drinking session with Josh Dugan was an "error of judgement".
Des Hasler knows there needs to be change at Belmore and has turned to one of the men responsible for the club's previous rebuilds to help him achieve it.
The NSW Rugby League will launch a first major external-led review of its State of Origin failures since the Canavan Report seven years ago, leaving the door ajar for a dramatic overhaul of the Blues' set-up.
Before becoming a Chocolate Soldier, Leilani Latu was considering becoming the other kind.
NSW's most successful coach, Phil Gould, says he doesn't want any of his Penrith players involved with the Blues until they overhaul their toxic culture.
Embattled South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has backflipped after just one week on his shock decision to drop Damien Cook, recalling the livewire hooker for Friday night's clash with Cronulla.
The NSWRL has hit out at suggestions Blake Ferguson and Josh Dugan were drunk ahead of the State of Origin decider.