Referees boss Gerard Sutton has defended the rubbish 2-referee system, declaring that it’s here to stay.
Eels coach Brad Arthur has indicated that he’d be happy to bring back centre Jarryd Hayne in 2019.
The Warriors have re-signed assistant coaches Stacey Jones and Tony Iro, following the side’s surprisingly strong season so far.
Roosters forward Dylan Napa may be in doubt for Origin 3, after suffering a suspected MCL injury in their last-minute loss to the Storm.
The Blues will be sweating on the fitness of Napa’s teammate Boyd Cordner, after the New South Wales captain missed the Storm clash due to a calf injury.
The Roosters may be without back-rower Victor Radley in their next start, as he faces a one-week suspension for dangerous contact on Christian Welch.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy has declared that back-rower Ryan Hoffman will be welcome back next year, if he chooses to play on in 2019.
The Sea Eagles’ outside back depth is set to be tested even further in the coming weeks, after winger Matthew Wright suffered an AC joint injury, and centre Dylan Walker failed to finish the match due to a knee injury.
It’s rumoured that Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans is set to make a surprise return to the Queensland side at halfback, with Ben Hunt battling to remain in the team as the super-sub.
The Knights’ hopes of a late finals charge have taken a blow, after star fullback Kalyn Ponga exited their loss to the Bulldogs early due to a “Grade 1+ hamstring injury“, that will see him miss 3-4 weeks of action.
The news was far worse for Ponga’s Knights teammate Slade Griffin, who is set to miss up to a year of football, after suffering tears to ACL, LCL and meniscus in an horrifying knee injury.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has called on the club to provide clarity on his coaching future, to prevent the situation being a distraction during his side’s run into the finals.
Titans backrower Bryce Cartwright will only miss two games as a result of the broken hand he suffered during training this week.
Rabbitohs centre Greg Inglis is set to miss six weeks due to a broken thumb suffered during his side’s last gasp win over the Cowboys, ruling the Maroons captain out of Origin 3.
Rabbitohs back-rower Angus Crichton has confirmed that he intends to honour his deal with the Roosters for next year, despite rumours to the contrary.