IT'S the type of farewell bash not many get to enjoy, but Cronulla's Lance Thompson doesn't want to get too worked up about his NRL finale.
IT might be hard for some Dragons fans to accept, but St George Illawarra's Jason Ryles is the form front rower in the NRL.
NORTH Queensland fullback Matt Bowen will make a surprise return from injury in Saturday night's NRL match against the New Zealand Warriors.
THE late inclusion of Matt Bowen has lifted North Queensland before Saturday night's NRL clash against New Zealand Warriors at Townsville.
CANBERRA forward Trevor Thurling has had his appeal for a two-match suspension rejected by NRL judiciary deputy chairman Paul Conlon on Friday.
MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy has reportedly signed a new five-year contract to remain with the NRL premiers.
STARKERS runs his eye over this week's form...
AGE of reason...
RUGBY League's Team of the Century was named last night at the Centenary Ball.
PREVIEW notes for the sixth round of the Queensland Cup.
CELTIC Crusaders are preparing for their toughest game yet as they travel to Super League and World Champions Leeds Rhinos in the Carnegie Challenge Cup on Friday
SKILLED Park, the new home of the Jetstar Gold Coast Titans, has been honoured as a site of historical significance to rugby league.
BRISBANE will use the buzz of playing at the Gold Coast's new Skilled Park fortress, christened the "Temple of Doom", to topple the Titans on Friday night.
PARRAMATTA will look to channel the emotion of a drama-charged week into their football when they host an equally desperate Manly side on Friday night.
CANBERRA have put their faith in Bronx Goodwin to become the club's long-term solution in the No.1 jumper, re-signing him until the end of the 2011 NRL season.