Scans have revealed that Sharks skipper Paul Gallen suffered damage to shoulder ligaments during the win over the Panthers, however his status for the preliminary final remains unclear.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan is set to be rewarded for another deep finals run, with the club close to agreeing to a two or three-year extension.
With the Panthers’ season now over, contract talks are set to begin with star halfback Nathan Cleary, who said that “in the next week or so I’ll start talks and hopefully get it wrapped up”.
The Tigers will have a new home in 2019, after the club announced that they’ll be moving the four games previously played at ANZ Stadium across to the new Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta.
Former Roosters CEO Brian Canavan is set to be the latest high-profile recruit to the Knights, who are set to appoint him as the club’s Director of Football.
He could be joined in Newcastle by Warriors halfback Mason Lino, who the Knights have reportedly offered a two-year deal.
The Eels won’t be offering former Test star Tony Williams a new deal, following a reported positive test for an illicit substance.
Finally, plans are in place for Tonga to play a match against New Zealand Maori in Rotorua, in preparation for their historic clash with the Kangaroos the following week.