South Sydney blew the opportunity to move into pole position and grasp one hand on the minor premiership after slumping to a disappointing loss at home to a rampant North Queensland Cowboys.
Roy Masters, legend has it, is the man who introduced the infamous face-slapping rituals employed by the Western Suburbs teams of the late 1970s. This is not so.
The father of former Cronulla forward Kade Snowden has taken aim at the club's 2011 coaching staff, saying the players have them to blame for unfairly being branded drug cheats.
Cronulla boss Steve Noyce has backed embattled coach Shane Flanagan to return from his nine month suspension next month as the club offers counselling to its five banned players.
Cronulla's unknown rookies have been told to "bring the energy" as they prepare to help the Sharks avoid the club's first wooden spoon in 45 years against the Raiders on Sunday.
But team still needs a minor miracle to reach the NRL play-offs.
ASADA could still move to prevent Shane Flanagan’s return to NRL.
Paul McGregor's sprays have become almost legendry amongst the Dragons playing ranks. No-one is sparred from being told a few home truths by McGregor who was appointed the club's full-time coach for the next three years on Friday.
As a bright-eyed 10-year-old Dylan Walker was too shy to ask Lote Tuqiri, his idol, for a photo. Today, they have struck up an exciting combination on South Sydney's right edge.
Parramatta have stunned competition front-runners Manly.