North Queensland believe new recruit Te Maire Martin can make a difference to their NRL finals push.
Penrith are precariously placed two points outside the NRL top eight just two ten games to go in the season.
NSW and Cronulla utility Jack Bird doesn't see the need to change State of Origin fixtures, telling players its their job to back up in the NRL.
Penrith are precariously placed two points outside the NRL top eight, with ten games to go in the regular season.
Canberra prop Dave Taylor will get another chance to resurrect his NRL career against North Queensland.
Newcastle recruit Shaun Kenny-Dowall believes his NRL experience puts him in a position to be a role model.
North Queensland's Whitsunday Islands are feeling the full fury of Cyclone Debbie, with one local councillor reserving some choice words for the tempest.
Martin Taupau believes a conscious effort to clean up his NRL game has helped propel him into career-best form this season.
Parramatta kick off round 17 against Canterbury hoping to consolidate their spot in the NRL top eight.
Injured Canterbury skipper James Graham says his side remains in the finals race despite having lost five of their last six NRL games.
Injured hooker Issac Luke is out, but five-eighth Kieran Foran has got over a quad complaint and will return for the Warriors' NRL match against Manly in Perth
Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith was a notable absentee from training and is no certainty to play in their NRL clash with Brisbane on Friday night.
St George Illawarra prop Paul Vaughan is set to miss up to a month after suffering a calf strain in their NRL win over Newcastle on Sunday.