Ben Horne 4:52am Andrew Fifita's mega-deal with Canterbury has resulted in NRL clubs sounding out the availability of Bulldogs prop Sam Kasiano, who could be forced out.
DANIEL LANE Parramatta co-captain Tim Mannah - still sporting a grin after his team's comprehensive opening round win over the Warriors - predicted the Eels would get a better gauge of how they are travelling when they play the defending premiers this Saturday.
DANIEL LANE 2:09am Cronulla Sharks chief executive Steve Noyce made an impassioned plea for the NRL and ASADA to put the club - and its players - out of their misery and reveal whatever findings their investigations had uncovered.
James MacSmith 6:32pm Canterbury's search for Ben Barba's replacment at fullback will continue after Sharks prop Andrew Fifita committed to Belmore for the next four NRL seasons.
DANIEL LANE 9:51pm Parramatta co-captain Tim Mannah - still sporting a grin after his team’s comprehensive opening round win over the Warriors - predicted the Eels would get a better gauge of how they're travelling when they play the NRL’s defending premiers this Saturday.
5:52pm Gold Coast Titans front-rower Luke Douglas's record-breaking run of 195 consecutive NRL matches is in danger of ending due to a thumb injury.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 1:37am NRL chief executive Dave Smith and head of football Todd Greenberg have reaffirmed the game's connection with Touch Football Australia by becoming board members of the organisation.
Mitch Jennings 10:20pm Sam Williams is determined to make the most of his crack at the Dragons' No.7 jumper on Saturday.
James MacSmith 5:28pm Sonny Bill Williams is devastated over his three-game NRL shoulder charge ban, according to his Sydney Roosters teammates.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 7:41pm There needs to be an investigation into how, just seven months after his now famous post-match press conference blow up, Geoff Toovey will return to the scene of the crime (Bluetongue Stadium) against South Sydney with Shayne Hayne again entrusted with the whistle.
Ben Horne 5:18pm Parramatta lock Kenny Edwards knows what it's like to waste opportunities, and he's eager to make up for lost time in the NRL.
LOUISE HALL 2:07am Dumped Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens is suing his old club claiming his sacking damaged his reputation and he hasn't been able to find work at another NRL club since.
John Salvado 4:21pm Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater and captain Cameron Smith will both celebrate major NRL milestones against Penirth.
Robert Lowe 4:15pm Warriors centre Jerome Ropati has been called into the NRL side to fix their leaky right edge for Saturday's clash with St George Illawarra.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 5:06pm It was only last month the Sydney Roosters were crowned world champions, but five-eighth James Maloney insists his side were given a reality check by South Sydney in their season opener.
Ben Horne 3:18pm Parramatta prop Tim Mannah says the NRL's new concussion laws will be an ongoing trial this season to make sure teams aren't manipulating the system.
2:12am Prop Andrew Fifita will miss Cronulla's next two NRL matches after taking the early guilty plea on a grade two shoulder charge on Wednesday.
PAUL SUTTOR 3:46pm Just like second-row scrum feeds, overpriced food at half-empty stadiums and the eternal bellow of "get 'em inside, ref" from the stands, the NRL Power Rankings are back.
12:27pm Prop Andrew Fifita will miss the Sharks next two NRL games after accepting a two-match ban for a shoulder charge.
Roy Ward 12:44pm Storm fullback Billy Slater says captain Cam Smith's decision to finish his career at the club will make it easier for other stars to stay in purple and blue or move to the Storm.
James MacSmith 11:28am Coach Michael Maguire says Souths won't be intent on revenge for last year's preliminary final loss when they face Manly in round two of the NRL.
10:45am Andrew Fifita is hoping to deliver an elusive NRL premiership to the Shire after confirming he's leaving Cronulla to take up a multi-million dollar deal with cashed-up Canterbury.
Laine Clark Gold Coast forward Luke Douglas' record run of consecutive NRL games may be over after undergoing thumb X-rays.
Set of Six
PHIL GOULD If the NRL's match review committee believes Sonny Bill Williams' shoulder made illegal contact with George Burgess' head in the final minute of last Thursday's match between South Sydney and Sydney Roosters, I can certainly accept he should be charged.
DANIEL LANE New Zealand Warrior Glen Fisiiahi - aka The Flying Fish - was believed to be the fullback that the Canterbury Bulldogs hoped to lure to their kennel within a matter of weeks.
Brad Walter, Daniel Lane Test prop Andrew Fifita broke down and cried after Monday night's loss to Gold Coast as he told Cronulla team-mates the reasons he had accepted a four year $3.4 million deal with Canterbury.
Centre Jerome Ropati is back in the Warriors' starting line-up for this weekend's round-two NRL clash with St George Illawarra.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley breathed a huge sigh of relief on Tuesday when Blues and Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen was told he would not need surgery on his injured ankle.
BRAD WALTER Sam Burgess has already shown his commitment to South Sydney on the field, and now his brothers are doing the same off it by pledging that they have no intention to follow him back to England.
Sam Burgess's decision to move from rugby league to rugby union upset one of his siblings, but eldest brother Luke is adamant it won't have any bearing on whether the rest of the brood remain at Redfern.