Centrebet Stadium, Penrith, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)
Steve Jancetic Luke Kelly never really wanted to leave Melbourne - but knew he'd probably have to if he wanted to progress his NRL career.
Adrian Proszenko FOR anyone, even in the most hushed tones, that thought Nathan Hindmarsh played a season too many, we present last night's match-winning performance in the extra-time win over Penrith.
David Sygall Join David Sygall as greater western Sydney hosts the battle of the cellar dwellars.
Steve Jancetic Willie Tonga is in danger of becoming the third member of Parramatta's 2012 recruitment class to be dumped to reserve grade after being named on an extended bench for Sunday's NRL clash with Manly.
Michael Chammas PARRAMATTA coach Stephen Kearney says a lack of hunger from his players is one of the main reasons the Eels have not won back-to-back games since he became coach after the 2010 season.
All 16 teams
Teams named today for round 20 of the NRL. (All times local).
NRL teams for Round 21
Greg Prichard DANIEL MORTIMER has been named at fullback for Sydney Roosters in their opening trial game against Canterbury at Belmore Sports Ground on Sunday but that is just the first of a number of positions he...
Michael Chammas Days of reckoning: five players to watch this season.
Parramatta Stadium, Friday 7.30pm (AEDT)
Wayne Heming Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin says high-priced Parramatta recruit Chris Sandow is a game-breaker - not a defensive risk - and will not be targeted by his players in Friday night's NRL showdown.
Michael Chammas NO HAYNE, no hope - that is how it has been for Parramatta in recent seasons, winning just one game without their superstar fullback during the past three years.
All 16 teams
Teams named today for round 1 of the NRL. (All times AEDT)
Sydney Brisbane has begun life without Darren Lockyer in positive fashion, seeing off the Eels 18-6.
Michael Chammas IT WAS again a case of so near yet so far for the Eels, but skipper Nathan Hindmarsh was quick to declare this Parramatta outfit a different breed to that of yesteryear.
Adrian Proszenko IT HAS taken only 80 minutes for bookmakers to put a line through Parramatta's premiership hopes and install them as favourites for the wooden spoon.
Adrian Proszenko Gold Coast produced their best defensive performance in almost four years to upset North Queensland 18-0 in Townsville last night.
Michael Chammas THE weather conditions did little to diminish the excitement surrounding the opening round of the NRL, but they certainly took their toll on the players.
Parramatta Stadium, Monday 7.30pm (AEDT)