The Des Hasler era of the Bulldogs is officially behind them, with Hasler and the club reaching an out-of-court settlement over his sacking last year.
The Broncos are likely to be without giant Payne Haas for up to a month, and possibly utility Jack Bird for a week due to an ankle injury and a quad injury, respectively.
Panthers fullback Dallin Watene-Zelezniak hasn’t been charged for not striking Kyle Feldt (he was inexplicably sin-binned though).
Panthers forward Trent Merrin missed the team’s loss, due to a compound fracture of his finger suffered during the warm-up.
The Panthers have apparently begun exploring possible solutions to their shortage of wingers, with Sea Eagles winger Akuila Uate reportedly given a tour of the Panthers facility.
Despite taking immediately to hospital with a rib contusion, Titans forward Jai Arrow potentially may not miss any time.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has conceded that it’s unlikely the club will be able to keep forwards Junior Paulo and Shannon Boyd, saying “If Junior and Boydy are getting this astronomical money offered from other clubs, they go with my best wishes”.
Despite all failing to finish the game, Stephen Kearney is optimistic that Adam Blair, Shaun Johnson and Isaac Luke could all be available for next weekend’s clash with the Roosters.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has revealed that the Sea Eagles have “made enquiries” about half Trent Hodkinson; however he won’t be releasing Hodkinson, because “it’s not (his) job to look after Manly”.
Sharks second-rower Wade Graham is in doubt for State of Origin 1, after tearing his hamstring again in his side’s win over the Eels.
The Storm are set to open negotiations with head coach Craig Bellamy about an extension, as early as Monday.
Despite being road-blocked from getting Hodkinson, Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett has ruled out making a play for Todd Carney “at this stage”.
also raised the issue of cannonball tackles, after five-eighth Dylan Walker suffered an hyper-extended knee.
After deciding to remain at Manly this week, Barrett may also eventually have to learn arabic, with a Qatari consortium reportedly launching a bid to buy the Sea Eagles.