AUSTRALIAN star Greg Bird has declared his desire to play five-eighth for NSW.
NORTH Queensland will be out to prove they are more than a two-man team when they confront Cronulla without Matt Bowen and Test halfback Johnathan Thurston.
NORTH Queensland coach Graham Murray has demanded Johnathan Thurston be selected at halfback for the Centennial Test.
NORTH Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston credited prop Carl Webb's return to form as his side's "inspiration" for their 38-14 demolition of Parramatta.
TY Williams sees Friday night's NRL blockbuster derby against Brisbane as the perfect chance to invigorate the Cowboys' "sluggish" start to the season.
WEST Tigers coach Tim Sheens has blamed the media for inciting the flare-up between Luke O'Donnell and Liam Fulton during the Tigers' 30-10 win over North Qld.