Trent Elkin has branded his former club Cronulla as weak for making him the scapegoat for the supplements scandal and claims he was not responsible for introducing controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank to the club in 2011.
Wests Tigers chairman Mike Bailey has questioned whether a new NRL-controlled board due to take control of the club will be qualified to decide who should coach the team next season.
Geoff Toovey has praised Kieran Foran's effort to recover from a mid-week bout of influenza as he spearheaded a gritty Sea Eagles win on Friday night.
Their NRL careers may be in its infancy but South Sydney speedsters Dylan Walker and Alex Johnston have been terrorising opponents together long before they took their place on the Rabbitohs right edge.
Having already lost Peter Wallace for the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered in last week's loss to Cronulla, the news got even worse for Ivan Cleary when he lost another one of his new recruits.
Manly have taken another major stride towards winning their first minor premiership in 17 years, after grinding out a 16-4 win against Brisbane at Brookvale Oval on Friday night.
Is history repeating itself at the foot of the mountains?
Self doubt fuelled by a fear of lacking the ability to fulfil his NRL dream, coupled with the sudden death of a family member and a few friends, led Manly rookie Tyson Andrews to depression, forcing him to walk away from the game.
His South Sydney teammates haven’t hidden the fact that John Sutton’s injury is a major disruption to their season but rookie five-eighth Luke Keary says he is ready to fill the void left by the Rabbitohs’ captain.
Wests Tigers CEO Grant Mayer has moved to clear the air with Robbie Farah, saying: "If I've done anything wrong by him, I'm the first to apologise."