Michael Chammas 10:59 PM Trent Barrett is poised to make a dramatic mid-season switch from the Penrith Panthers to join the Manly Sea Eagles as assistant to beleaguered coach Geoff Toovey.
Chris Barrett Manly captain Jamie Lyon admits it will be difficult to sit and stew on such a missed opportunity with a bye on the immediate horizon with the Sea Eagles still stationed at the bottom of the NRL premiership.
Chris Barrett Brett Stewart might be the Prince of Brookvale but Matt Moylan stole his thunder in a gripping finale at Brookvale Oval on Monday night.
Roy Masters The NRL referees' "pane of glass" has become the NRL players' pain in the arse. Penrith coach Ivan Cleary was right to blow up about a crucial call in their loss to Brisbane.
Brad Walter Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell is under scrutiny for a knee lift that left Anthony Tupou with a broken jaw, while many are questioned why Penrith's Tyrone Peachey was sent off for an ugly lifting tackle.
Phil Lutton Penrith backrower Tyrone Peachey tipped Adam Blair on his head and almost tipped both sides over the edge after a brain-snap in the Panthers' excruciating 8-5 loss to Brisbane that could see him earn an extended stint on the sidelines.
Adam Pengilly City rookie Reagan Campbell-Gillard can take the comparisons to fellow Mount Druitt export Mark Geyer, minus the "elbows and fighting".
Matt Encarnacion Penrith five-eighth Jamie Soward could make a surprise return to NRL action as soon as next week, according to skipper Peter Wallace.
Adrian Proszenko If Tyrone Peachey's mum had her way, the City Origin debutant would never have played rugby league.
Michael Chammas Damien Thomlinson describes losing both legs in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan as the best thing that's ever happened to him.
Michael Chammas This Sunday's Test team announcement is a timely reminder of the day Dallin Watene-Zelezniak spent the day slapping himself in the face.