Kiwis and incoming Warriors utility back Gerard Beale is facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines, after breaking two bones in his leg last weekend.
The worst-kept secret in rugby league has been confirmed, with the Roosters this week formally announcing the signing of Storm halfback Cooper Cronk on a two-year deal.
Which leaves a question mark over the future of Roosters half Mitchell Pearce, who’s being linked to a potential move to the Sea Eagles.
If he does head to the Northern Beaches, Pearce will be joined next year by young Raiders half Lachlan Croker, who this week joined the Sea Eagles on a one-year deal.
In better news for the Raiders, boom winger Nic Cotric has signed an extension with the club, keeping him in Canberra until the end of 2020.
The Broncos have announced that star signing Jack Bird will undergo surgery on his shoulder, putting him in a race against time to be fit for Round 1.
Sea Eagles assistant coach John Cartwright this week met with the NSWRL to put forward his case to be the next Blues coach, ahead of other candidates Michael Maguire, Dave Furner and Brad Fittler.
Panthers five-eighth Matt Moylan and Sharks pivot James Maloney are set to swap clubs next year, after the Panthers reportedly lodged the paperwork for Maloney with the NRL.
After missing 2017 due following an off-season car accident, Knights forward Pauli Pauli is set to move on from the Hunter, joining Super League club Wakefield.
Titans star Jarryd Hayne has been linked to a return to Sydney, although the man himself has emphatically denied the rumours on twitter.
The Titans are expected be without forward Agnatius Paasi next year, after he requested a release to join the Warriors on compassionate grounds.
In a further boost to New Zealand, the Warriors have re-signed young hooker Nathaniel Roache until the end of 2020.