Tom Decent After a lacklustre second term against an exuberant Tigers pack last Sunday, where they conceded more points than any other match in Des Hasler's reign at the club, the Bulldogs were well and truly...
Phil Gould With the rounds of matches affected so significantly by Origin now finally behind us, we can at last settle back and enjoy the final third of the season.
Sarah Harvey The club finds itself inside the sacred top eight, the first time in two years.
Michael Chammas With the NRL bearing down on the business end of the season, Michael Chammas celebrates a different side of rugby league.
Michael Chammas AT LEAST half of last year's semi-finalists will miss this year's finals, if recent history is anything to go by.
Mackay Newcastle moves into NRL top eight with a gutsy 18-12 victory over Canterbury
Ben Stanley In years to come, the league almanac will tell the basics: that the Warriors beat Melbourne 30-22 at Mount Smart Stadium.
Brett Stewart could join Billy Slater, Paul Gallen and Greg Bird in returning from injury for round 21 of the NRL as teams battling for a top eight finish recall their big names.
Lee Gaskin Raiders vice-captain Brett White has backed changes to the NRL finals system which make it almost impossible for a team outside the top four to win the competition.
Wayne Heming Brisbane's first-up win over the Cowboys last weekend obviously failed to impress one big better who today tossed $100,000 on the Broncos to miss the top eight.
Michael Carayannis Darcy Lussick has iced the beers and ditched the Lebanese food as he looks to maintain his frame after dropping 12 kilograms.
Andrew Sonter Do-or-die clash as the Dragons tackle the Broncos in Brisbane.
Roy Ward A baby, a special milestone, a "ridiculous" fixture and an NRL premiership challenge.
Michael Chammas Brisbane Broncos v St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium, Friday 7.45pm
Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm at Allianz Stadium, Saturday 7.30pm
Mitch Jennings Needing to win their final two games to have any hope of play-offs action, the Dragons must overcome a Broncos engine room boasting more than 100 games of Test and Origin experience.
Newcastle Knights v Parramatta Eels at Hunter Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Michael Chammas Melbourne Storm skipper Cameron Smith believes the Sydney Roosters taught his side a lesson on how to play finals football when they met earlier in the season.
Captain Cameron Smith says Melbourne welcomes the challenge presented by the in-form premier as both sides gear up for what shapes as the tightest finals series in NRL history.
Phil Gould How good was Johnathan Thurston on Saturday night? League fans have been privileged over the past quarter of a century to be able to marvel at the skills of six of the greatest ever Australian rugby...