Three former Cronulla players have not been offered the backdated ban "deal" and could face two-year suspensions.
The Wests Tigers have informed coach Mick Potter his contract won't be renewed for next season.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan cannot return to coaching at Cronulla.
The Cowboys are once again at odds with rugby league officialdom.
North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston will head into Friday night's elimination final against Sydney Roosters with renewed confidence after being voted by his peers as the best player at club and representative level.
St George Illawarra have accused a rival NRL club of tapping up Brett Morris.
The NRL will roadtest a shot clock for the first time in rugby league history at the Auckland Nines, with the innovation a chance of being used in premiership matches if the experiment is a success.
Leading video referee Steve Folkes is against the mooted bunker system, believing the crowd atmosphere at games is an attraction of, rather than a distraction from, the job.
Manly officials have no concerns about responding to an NRL enquiry about why Jayden Hodges was allowed to play on for 35 minutes after his head contacted Greg Inglis' hip in last Friday night's loss to South Sydney at Allianz Stadium.
Sea Eagles will have to beat Canterbury minus star back-rower after he accepted a one game ban.