A heart-to-heart chat with North Queensland boss Peter Parr has steeled coach Graham Murray for what looms as another tough week the NRL club.
OLD wounds were reopened by Sharks skipper Paul Gallen's "grubby" act in the Titans' 18-4 NRL win over Cronulla at the Gold Coast.
GOLD Coast coach John Cartwright has defended outspoken dual international Mat Rogers in the fallout over the Titans pivot's controversial internet blog.
HE'S the fastest player at the North Queensland Cowboys - and it's not Matt Bowen, it's Obe Geia.
THE million dollar question inevitably came up during Brisbane backrower Corey Parker's NRL contract negotiations - who is coaching the Broncos next year?
RECOVERING North Queensland skipper Johnathan Thurston has been described as a "speed hump" by Titan Mat Rogers.
THE prospect of losing rugged forward Neville Costigan has not fazed Queensland chairman of selectors Des Morris.
THE odds of Dragons coach Nathan Brown being the first NRL axed in 2008 have shortened dramatically following St George Illawarra's woeful season-opening loss.
NORTH Queensland coach Graham Murray says a decision on skipper Johnathan Thurston's availability for the Cowboys' NRL season opener will be made on Friday.