The Raiders will play a depleted Roosters side on Sunday without their State of Origin stars.
Fullback Zac Santo is on the verge of joining the New Zealand Warriors as early as this weekend.
Nine years his junior and giving away 26 games of captaincy experience to his rival, Boyd Cordner won't have the wool pulled over his eyes by Cameron Smith in the game-management stakes.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart couldn't stop smiling on Wednesday when he was joined by Max and Jayden.
James Tedesco can see the irony in reuniting with former Tigers coach Jason Taylor at the Roosters next season, but he insists there's no bad blood between the pair.
The decision to overlook Robbie Farah in favour of Nathan Peats is a clear indication of the NSW coach's desire to get his halves early ball.
Mitchell Pearce scored the match winner to all but seal his inclusion in Laurie Daley's NSW Blues side.
Canterbury coach Des Hasler was left confused after a six-again call was overruled late in his side's loss to the Roosters.
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The 25-year-old Sydney Roosters winger remains his own worst critic despite his more than 100 first-grade games, a Test and multiple NSW Origin appearances.
Peter Sterling believes Mitchell Pearce is "a much better proposition" to become the NSW halfback than at any other time in his career and won't carry the baggage of previous defeats if given another crack at State of Origin.
Queensland coach Kevin Walters has strongly hinted Dylan Napa will make his State Of Origin debut during the upcoming series.
Sydney Roosters centre Latrell Mitchell is on the verge of a stunning call-up to the Origin arena, with NSW coach Laurie Daley contemplating picking the teenager on the wing for game one.
It's the competition that stirs worldwide interest and spirited debate around this time every year. So many contenders, so much, um, talent.
Parramatta face a nervous wait on scans for star Corey Norman after the halfback suffered a suspected knee injury in the Eels' 48-10 loss to the Sydney Roosters.
The brother of former Eels and Roosters forward Chad Robinson opens up about losing him to suicide.
Michael Gordon is weighing up whether to re-sign with the Sydney Roosters for the 2018 NRL season or accept an offer from the Raiders.
Cronulla and the Sydney Roosters have reportedly lost more than $1 million in sponsorship over the NRL's cocaine scandal.
Shaun Kenny-Dowall has been stood down indefinitely by the club as he waits to front a Sydney court on a drug possession charge.
NRL star has come out swinging against cocaine allegations, denying he has ever used the drug.