MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 11:30pm Spectators rising to their feet to witness a miracle Manly try have been blamed for an NRL timekeeper missing referee Matt Cecchin signalling time-off in the dramatic final minute at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.
STEVE MASCORD 10:38pm North Queensland coach Paul Green has revealed a flu epidemic ripped through his team in the lead-up to the unexpectedly gripping golden point win over Cronulla.
STEVE MASCORD 10:41pm In a dismal season for the Cronulla Sharks, a bits-and-pieces football team missing 17 top liners provided a third performance which should enter the club's folklore.
JON TUXWORTH 10:00pm Their season could be on the line, but Parramatta legend Brett Kenny believes Eels players will use a chance to rub more salt into former coach Ricky Stuart's wounds as further motivation against Canberra on Saturday.
ANDREW WEBSTER 11:07pm What's worse: a player with a broken ankle from a wrestling move or Michael Ennis trying to slow the play down with some niggle and a whinge to the referee?
CHRIS BARRETT 10:00pm A showdown is looming on Wednesday as some of the game's most powerful figures prepare to confront NRL chief Dave Smith over his plan to demand independent directors at clubs, and raise other issues that have left them increasingly disenchanted with League Central.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 10:00pm South Sydney will argue that Issac Luke feared he could have suffered a serious neck injury when he lashed out at Michael Ennis last Thursday night.
Josh Alston 10:03pm North Queensland have had a major scare before beating Cronulla in golden point extra time in the NRL.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 9:00pm For the second time in as many years the NRL could be forced into staging a semi-finals double header if the Sydney Swans lose their qualifying final to Fremantle this weekend.
STEVE MASCORD 11:45pm We probably shouldn’t have been so dismissive of a club that came back from 22-0 down to win – and then from 24-0 to repeat the trick the following week earlier this season.
JON TUXWORTH 10:20pm His team won't get a chance to defend its title in this Sunday's grand final, but Queanbeyan Kangaroo Jordan Macey received some consolation by winning the Les McIntyre Medal on Monday night.
Ian McCullough 7:03pm South Sydney's Sam Burgess has put his outstanding form this season down to keeping away from personal battles with opposing players.
6:43pm Skipper Greg Bird admits slumping Gold Coast face a huge task if they are to send stalwart Luke Bailey into retirement as winner.
Ian McCullough 6:09pm Round 26 of the NRL season is full of possibilities with only four teams guaranteed to be in the finals.
JON TUXWORTH 6:58pm Canberra Raiders youngster Mitch Cornish admits it's bittersweet his blossoming halves partnership with Anthony Milford will come to a screeching halt after just two NRL games.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 6:22pm The Roosters may be forced to defend their premiership without a recognised hooker, while South Sydney are set to welcome skipper John Sutton back when the sides clash on Thursday night.
4:41pm Sydney Roosters star Jake Friend has undergone surgery for the haemothorax he sustained on Saturday against Melbourne.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 6:20pm South Sydney forward Sam Burgess has revealed he consulted Sonny Bill Williams about switching codes before eventually making the decision to play rugby union after this year's NRL campaign.
Jim Morton 4:19pm Brisbane have scored just two wins in 16 matches against bogey side Melbourne since the 2006 NRL decider.
Ed Jackson 3:48pm Gold Coast veteran Luke Bailey will retire after Sunday's home NRL clash against Canterbury, ending a 14-year career.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 3:58pm Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday could miss Friday's crucial clash against Melbourne after he was charged with a grade one dangerous contact charge on St George Illawarra's Will Matthews.
Melissa Woods 2:29pm Departing Melbourne veteran Ryan Hoffman says talk of his last game at AAMI Park is a sideshow and he's only focused on helping the Storm play finals.
BRAD WALTER 5:21pm "Cheat, cheat, cheat". Those instructions from an NRL coach as his players practised defending on their own line should dispel any doubt that teams deliberately concede penalties when the opposition is within try-scoring range.
Ian McCullough 3:49pm Brisbane back-rower Sam Thaiday could miss his side's crucial round 26 clash with Melbourne after being charged with dangerous contact.
Roy Ward 6:43pm Melbourne Storm's departing stars are focused on keeping the club's finals hopes alive in their final round match on Friday night.
12:17pm South Sydney risk losing Issac Luke for two weeks after deciding to fight a dangerous contact charge at the NRL judiciary.
James MacSmith 5:06am Hooker James Segeyaro will return from compassionate leave for the Panthers' final regular season game of the NRL season against the Warriors.
Mitch Jennings They may have fallen short in their bid for this year's finals series but Dragons lock Trent Merrin believes a roller-coaster season has laid the foundations for the club's return as a title force.
STEVE MASCORD Gold Coast have hit back at the Warriors after the club’s official Twitter account labelled co-captain Greg Bird a grub.
JON TUXWORTH Reece Robinson and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs headline a number of players who will leave the Canberra Raiders next season as coach Ricky Stuart begins a similar cleanout he orchestrated at Parramatta.