This weekend is expected to have many spiteful clashes with local teams reigniting their rivalry. The Broncos Titans clash is expected to be a brutal affair fought in the forwards. Qld roommates Sam Thaiday and Ashley Harrison go head to head for the first time since their fifth series win.
The Roosters take on the Bulldogs which is fitting for Rooster Braith Anasta who lines up against his old club for his 200th match in the NRL. Many players see 200 as the new 300 due to the speed and power of the game in the new era. Both sides desperately need a victory to keep the premiership hopes moving forward.
South's and St George meet in a blockbuster clash. Both sides are in great form at the right end of the season. Extra excitement for the St George fans sees former golden boy Jamie Soward with Dragons hard men Trent Merrin and Ben Creagh to clash with the young flair of Sam Burgess and David Taylor.
Parra and the Hayne Train roll into the Western Suburbs to take on the Panthers with a broken track. The Ells are coming of yet another loss and are hoping for return to form for their super star jarred Hayne. The Panthers are also bumbling along and be hoping they finally flex their paws, looking to make a run at some much needed pride after a poor year topped off by the Luke Lewis fiasco.