Parramatta co-captain Tim Mannah - still sporting a grin after his team's comprehensive opening round win over the Warriors - predicted the Eels would get a better gauge of how they are travelling when they play the defending premiers this Saturday.
A leading spinal specialist has called for the NRL's concussion rules to be expanded to include neck injury protocols, warning a mismanaged injury could cost the game tens of millions of dollars in lawsuits.
Cronulla chief Steve Noyce makes a plea to the NRL and ASADA.
Dumped Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens is suing his old club claiming his sacking damaged his reputation and he hasn't been able to find work at another NRL club since.
Sam Burgess has already shown his commitment to South Sydney on the field, and now his brothers are doing the same off it.
Roosters assistant Jason Taylor has no regrets about missing out on the Parramatta coaching job as he prepares to plot the downfall of the club he almost joined.
There needs to be an inquiry into how, just seven months after his infamous post-match press conference blow up, Geoff Toovey will return to the scene of the crime (Bluetongue Stadium) against the same team (South Sydney) and the same ref (Shayne Hayne).
It was only last month the Sydney Roosters were crowned world champions, but five-eighth James Maloney insists his side were given a reality check by South Sydney in their season opener.
James Tedesco is back at full speed and ready to help the Wests Tigers.
Just like second-row scrum feeds, overpriced food at half-empty stadiums and the eternal bellow of "get 'em inside, ref" from the stands, the NRL Power Rankings are back.