Michael Chammas Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)
Michael Chammas As it did last week, the rain tumbled on to Sportingbet Stadium before kick-off, turning an already heavy track into a slippery slide in front of a crowd of 11,674.
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas writes: It's first up against fourteenth. If you told me after the Charity Shield it would be the Dragons on top of the ladder, I would've laughed in your face.
Michael Chammas The Roosters received a wake-up call against South Sydney last week and even without Sonny Bill Williams will be better prepared this time around.
Michael Chammas Without Brett Stewart, Manly are going to struggle in attack.
Michael Chammas Manly were not supposed to win that game of football. Against the most convincing team of the opening round and without the Stewart brothers, Manly had no right to win their first game of the season...
Michael Chammas and Chris Boulous Join Michael Chammas and Chris Boulos for the NRL team news as it comes as well as plenty of Ultimate League chat.
Round 16 line-ups
Michael Chammas The latest news for Origin II as clubs name their sides for round 16.
Michael Chammas, Michael Carayannis A dejected Nathan Merritt has pleaded with Blues coach Laurie Daley to give him a shot at redemption in game three after a horror Origin debut on Wednesday night.
State of Origin
Michael Chammas Nathan Merritt and Josh Dugan were the beneficiaries of forced changes for game two but after Wednesday night's loss, at least one of them is likely to face the axe for the decider.
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 17 as they are announced.
Michael Chammas This isn't just another story about a footballer's second chance - it's a story about a man's last.
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 19 as they are announced.
Michael Chammas South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has to decide whether to go with proven Nathan Merritt or take a punt on Justin Hunt to fill the No.1 jersey vacated by Greg Inglis due to a knee injury.
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas takes a look at each NRL team's strengths and weaknesses and the player pivotal in their side's run to the play-offs.
Michael Chammas Krisnan Inu was the man with the Midas touch last season, but the Canterbury centre has endured a drastic change of fortunes in his second year at the Bulldogs.
Michael Chammas Nathan Merritt said it was all about restoring self-pride on Friday night, as he went some way to fixing a reputation that was heavily tarnished after his State of Origin debut on Wednesday night.
Michael Chammas Injured South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis will have one training session on Thursday morning to prove he's ready to return against his former club on Friday night.
Michael Chammas Michael Chammas brings you the NRL teams for round 23 as they are announced.