Despite being under contract for 2019, Panthers forward Reagan Campbell-Gillard is already in talks with the club about a long-term extension.
The Bulldogs have finally caught a break; although it unfortunately came in the form of a broken hand for forward Raymond Faitala-Mariner during the Kiwis’ loss to England.
The Sea Eagles have also received bad news from the representative weekend, with winger Akuila Uate failing to finish Fiji’s Test due to an ankle injury.
The Raiders have confirmed that they’re unlikely to keep five-eighth Blake Austin beyond this season.
It’s been revealed that despite suffering a ruptured tendon in his finger, Knights half Jack Cogger is selflessly delaying surgery until after Mitchell Pearce returns from injury.
The RLIF is hoping to establish a regular end-of-season Pacific Championship – potentially including Australia and New Zealand – to capitalise on the success of the Pacific Tests.