The second stage of the NSW State of Origin review will continue on Friday, where it is unlikely a decision on the coach for next series will be reached.
Michael Chammas is a sports reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald
At a time when the NRL is rummaging for every dollar to keep clubs and stakeholders happy, how does the Rugby League Players Associations threat to boycott the Dally M Medal punish the governing body?
Michael Lichaa has admitted his game plan doesn't suit the coaching style of Des Hasler but insists there is no bad blood between he and the coach as he approaches his final two weeks at the Bulldogs.
The initiative has been backed by Penrith's star halfback Nathan Cleary.
The NRL will have to rubber stamp the Gold Coast Titans coaching appointment and the value of the contract as the club moves to appoint a successor to Neil Henry.
The Sydney Roosters survived an almighty scare from a resurgent Wests Tigers to avoid being on the wrong end of what would have been the upset of the season on Saturday night.
Gold Coast and NSW hooker Nathan Peats says it would be unfair if Neil Henry was sacked.
Parramatta's top four aspirations have hit another road block with fullback Bevan French not expected to return to the paddock until at least the first week of the finals.
Hopes of finalising the NRL collective bargaining agreement on Monday are now over with the Rugby League Players Association deciding against taking a $1 billion proposal to the players next week.
Gold Coast Titans skipper Ryan James has pleaded with club officials to stand by Neil Henry, taking aim at recent reports suggesting young halves Ash Taylor and Kane Elgey want the coach sacked.