JON Sharp anticipates a tough battle when 2007 Challenge Cup Finalists Catalans Dragons face off against the Huddersfield Giants on Friday.
FULLBACK Anthony Minichiello believes the Sydney Roosters are on the verge of re-discovering their NRL premiership-winning form under new coach Brad Fittler.
WESTS Tigers playmaker Robbie Farah is in serious doubt for Monday's NRL clash with Penrith at Campbelltown Stadium as he battles a chronic back injury.
DARREN Lockyer's role in Friday's NRL blockbuster against Melbourne is a mystery after Brisbane ruled out PJ Marsh and braced for the loss of Justin Hodges.
BULLDOGS fullback Luke Patten predicts a now-quiet young superstar Sonny Bill Williams will make some noise in Friday's clash with the Sydney Roosters.
AT least one player had cause to smile as the NZ Warriors kept their eyes down while passing through Sydney on Tuesday, a day after their NRL mauling by Manly.
IN the final season of a celebrated 11-year NRL career at Melbourne, Matt Geyer is filling a new role as the utility back coming off the interchange bench.
FORMER NSW winger Luke Lewis has promised to "play his heart out" in his final season with Penrith after signing a four-year deal to join South Sydney.
ST George Illawarra forward Jarrod Saffy harbours no ill feeling toward Canberra's Todd Carney despite being cleared of a biting allegation...
BULLDOGS fans have been warned to leave their "Willie, once a Dog, now a Cock" banners at home ahead of Friday's NRL clash with the Sydney Roosters.
FORMER Test hardman Greg Dowling hopes Carl Webb will start "walking the walk" after the Cowboys confirmed Neil Henry as their next coach.
SOUTH Sydney coach Jason Taylor has made a passionate plea to fans to stick with the struggling side after its winless start to the NRL season.
THEIR fans may be delirious at the prospect, but it's tough to gauge just how St George Illawarra players feel about the impending arrival of Wayne Bennett.
NORTH Queensland have confirmed they have signed Canberra Raiders coach Neil Henry on a five year deal from 2009.