MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 10:00pm Canterbury players have challenged themselves to halt South Sydney's big men in a match which will have serious ramifications on the team's top eight placing.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 10:00pm Canterbury could be set for a showdown with the NRL as the Bulldogs request compensation for the near $300,000 they will lose because of back-to-back Thursday night games.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 10:00pm The NRL has floated the prospect of introducing a third on-field referee in 2016 as part of a sweeping series of mooted changes hailed as the biggest to the game since the introduction of the video referee.
Brett Keeble 10:00pm Veteran Knights centre Timana Tahu hopes his recall to first grade gives him a chance to shop himself around to potential new employers.
Mitch Jennings 10:00pm Playing in the shadow of some of his high-profile English counterparts, Mike Cooper admits his successful NRL debut season has been motivated by fear.
9:32pm Fiji World Cup centre Wes Naiqama is leaving Penrith to join relegated Super League club London Broncos as their latest and most high-profile signing for 2015.
9:21pm Soon-to-retire Manly NRL prop Jason King has had a high-tackle charge downgraded at the NRL judiciary, clearing him for a Brookvale Oval home farewell.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 7:00pm Former Cronulla player John Williams says he "can't imagine the pressure" his former Sharks teammates have been under during the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority saga and hopes the issue will not curtail his own coaching career.
4:55pm A knee injury to back-up Penrith NRL rake Kevin Kingston has left the Panthers with a hooking crisis.
James MacSmith 4:52pm Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend says the premiers are building their form nicely towards the business end of the NRL season.
CHRIS BARRETT 6:04pm Phil Gould did not need to wine and dine Jamie Soward to convince him to front his Penrith renaissance.
1:47pm The NRL has moved a step closer to introducing a video referee bunker after head of football Todd Greenberg launched a blueprint for the future on officiating matches.
Angela Habashy 2:25pm The NRL is set to trial a video referee bunker as early as next season, seeking improved and more consistent decision-making.
Ben Mckay 11:53am Cooper Cronk will clock up his 250th NRL match on Saturday night against the Roosters, saying his best achievements could be ahead of him.
Roy Ward 1:59pm Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk senses an NRL premiership is there for Melbourne Storm, as he nears his 250th game for the club.
James MacSmith 3:11pm Retiring prop Jason Kings says Manly's incredible NRL success can survive the breakup of the current playing group.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Marwan Koukash is prepared to pay cash up front in an attempt to fulfil his ambition of purchasing an NRL team before next year's kick off.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO Manly forward Tom Symonds is close to finalising a two-year extension in a timely boost for the club before their blockbuster clash with Penrith.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO There won't be an overhead projector in sight, but Parramatta are poised to turn over more players this season than they did under Ricky Stuart.
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 league players.
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.
JON TUXWORTH Canberra prop Paul Vaughan is close to re-signing with the club until the end of 2017.
JON TUXWORTH Rookie halfback given golden opportunity to lock down the no.7 jersey long term.
James MacSmith Dragons duo Benji Marshall and Josh Dugan have been cleared of ankle injuries for Friday's crucial NRL match with the Broncos.
James Macsmith Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is making a seamless transition into the Sydney Roosters' No.1 jersey, according to Test fullback Billy Slater.
BRAD WALTER South Sydney officials will continue their push for federal government funding to develop a high-performance community centre at Maroubra when they travel to Canberra on Wednesday with NRL boss Dave Smith and representatives of other clubs.
James MacSmith A record six Sydney teams are set to qualify for the NRL playoffs.
BRAD WALTER Benji Marshall is confident of being fit to play in St George Illawarra's must win match against Brisbane on Friday night but the Kiwi star will rule himself out if he has any concerns about letting the Dragons down.
James MacSmith Kangaroos fullback Billy Slater says Roosters winger Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is set for a seamless move into the premiers' No.1 jersey.