Adam Reynolds says the Rabbitohs were left with a sick feeling in their stomachs after the preliminary final loss last year, knowing they had not been able to secure the win for their coach, who lost his mother the previous night.
Jamal Idris knows Canterbury fans have long memories. Which is why he also knows Jamie Soward will be public enemy No.1 when the Panthers take on the Bulldogs on Saturday night.
Balmain will consider approaching British billionaire Marwan Koukash for financial assistance in a bid to continue as an active partner in the Wests Tigers joint venture.
There's an eight week period in the middle of the season that is a blur to Adam Docker, who was one concussion away from potentially being forced to sit out the rest of the season.
If South Sydney required any further motivation to break a 43-year premiership drought, it will come on Wednesday when Merritt officially announces his retirement.
Rookie Sydney Roosters prop Dylan Napa will have the opportunity to push for a shock Australian call-up when he returns from suspension in Friday night's preliminary final against South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.
Returning NRL coach Wayne Bennett commands Golden God status in his temple at Red Hill but even he was not promising miracles for the Broncos as he takes command of his old club heading into the 2015 NRL season.
Three football fans say they were "furious and humiliated" after being detained at a rugby league match for using their mobile telephones in a manner an onlooker deemed suspicious.
The NRL's coaches' call left little doubt as to who carries the most pressure.
There's a perception that Jamal Idris left Canterbury for the money, but the Panthers centre has revealed how the club's hesitation in offering him a new deal was a major factor behind his exit from the Bulldogs.
West Coast ball magnet Matt Priddis has polled 26 votes to win the Brownlow Medal.