The Panthers may finally be nearing some injury relief, with star players James Maloney, Nathan Cleary, Tyrone Peachey and Josh Mansour all expected back next week.
The Sharks are expected to meet with the NRL’s best winger Valentine Holmes this week about a potential $3.2 million dollar, four-year contract extension.
Knights centre Sione Mata’utia will require scans on Monday after he suffered a possible fractured eye socket during his side’s win over the Eels.
Having already lost centre Josh Morris to the Sharks next year, the Bulldogs could also see his brother Brett walk out the door, with the latter linked to a return to the Dragons.
The immediate playing future of Raiders centre Jarrod Croker is in doubt, due a dislocated knee suffered during his side’s win over the Cowboys.
The Raiders released a statement critical of the NRL’s “perplexing” decision to extend the suspension of fullback Jack Wighton from six weeks to ten.
With their season now effectively over, Cowboys coach Paul Green has hinted at the possibility of blooding young players as they look toward the future.
The Broncos’ forward depth could be tested next week, with second-rower Jaydn Su’a and prop Joe Ofahengaue both failing to finish their loss to the Warriors due to ankle injuries.
Tigers edge forward Chris Lawrence could be facing another stint on the sidelines, after he failed to finish his sides win due to a hamstring injury.
The new Western Sydney Stadium is expected to open on Easter Monday next year, with a clash between the Eels and Tigers.
NSW players have dominated the Kangaroos merit team, with 12 of the champion Blues named in the squad.
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has thrown his support behind a push for Australia to play a Test against Tonga at the end of the NRL season.