The Roosters have continued their signing spree, extending their captain Jake Friend for a further two years.
Despite lingering salary cap questions, the Sea Eagles have added a big name to their back row, signing Dragons second-rower Joel Thompson on a two-year deal.
However, they’re still awaiting NRL approval before they can sign Knights half Trent Hodkinson.
Former Eels, Bulldogs and Panthers star Frank Pritchard has called time on an impressive career, retiring effective immediately.
Knights half Jack Cogger is reportedly close to signing a two-year deal with the Bulldogs, but it appears unlikely he’ll be granted an early release.
The Panthers are reportedly considering bringing Sharks winger Edrick Lee to the foot of the mountains on a second-tier deal, to bolster their outside back depth.
Speaking of the Sharks, centre Ricky Leutele may be on the move, with the Titans reportedly interested in bring him north, where his wife and family are currently residing.
A pathetic 2017 has seen the Kiwis completely omitted from Rugby League World’s “World XIII” for the first time in six years.
Maroons coach Kevin Walters named his Emerging Origin squad, with Eels half Corey Norman joined by players from the Cowboys, Titans, Knights, Storm and Sea Eagles in the 11-man squad.