There are concerns that injured Cowboys prop Jordan McLean may not return this year, as he struggles to make a return from a foot injury.
Panthers coach Anthony Griffin has confirmed star halfback Nathan Cleary will make an early return from injury on Thursday night against the Tigers – just in time to press his claims for Origin selection.
Opposition teams are reportedly sounding out the Bulldogs about potentially poaching Moses Mbye or David Klemmer, as the Bulldogs’ salary cap crunch takes hold.
Warriors halfback Mason Lino will require scans on a possible high-ankle sprain, suffered in his team’s loss to the Roosters.
Titans coach Garth Brennan has told reporters that while he would like to retain prop Jarrod Wallace, “if someone doesn’t want to be here… they can leave“.
Storm skipper Cameron Smith faces a two-week suspension for a “wishbone” tackle on former teammate Kevin Proctor (which is likely to see Proctor miss time with a groin injury), while teammate Sam Kasiano faces a one-match ban for “dangerous contact” on Wallace.
The Titans are likely to be without lock Keegan Hipgrave for a while, after he played on with a broken left wrist, against the Storm.
Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has called on the NRL to crack down on time-wasting, before worrying about a potential reduction in the number of interchanges.
Broncos winger Corey Oates reportedly won’t be signing any potential new deal until his agreement with his current management company expires in August.
Finally on Brisbane, second-rower Alex Glenn will miss 2-6 weeks, after suffering an MCL injury in their loss to the Sea Eagles.
Speaking of Manly, they’re expected to finally secure Sharks halfback Trent Hodkinson this week, on a potential one-and-a-half year deal.
Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin will require scans this week to determine the severity of ankle injury suffered in his team’s loss to the Sharks.