There's been no shortage of interest in our boys this week.
Preparing for another big game, the nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we've pulled together the best of it in case you missed any of the news.
Here's what our boys got up to this week:
Ponga injury update
Kalyn Ponga is hoping this week will be the last he spends on the sidelines.
The ground is empty, and the doors are locked. This is Captain's Run.
The nib Newcastle Knights fullback is nursing a hamstring injury but remains hopeful he'll be cleared to return and play his former team North Queensland next Friday.
"They're not pressuring me," he told the Footy Show.
"I've never done a hamstring before but talking to others, hamstring is one of those ones, if you come back early, there's a high risk of doing it again. Then that puts you out for longer, so they're weary of that.
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"It's just one of those things you have to be 100 percent. I'm hoping to be back next week and I'm ticking all the right boxes. It would be good to go up north and play against the old team but if I'm not ready, they won't push me back.
"Hopefully I can get ready for next week and I'm feeling pretty confident."
Pearce lending a hand
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Mitchell Pearce takes his role as leader of the nib Newcastle Knights seriously.
While injured, he joined Nathan Brown in the coach's box and contributed to team planning meetings but he's also helping to do his bit on the recruitment front.
"I'm sure there are some clubs where they don't ask players at all and it's very business - staff versus players," Pearce tells AAP.
"But one of (Nathan Brown's) best strengths as a coach is he empowers the leadership group. I've had a really big responsibility here and I've really enjoyed that."
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It's not like players getting involved in talks is anything new, many clubs have been leaning on their senior players to put in a good word for years.
"It's more powerful if the player wants to come to the club and he's hearing from a guy that he's going to play with about what it's like," he says.
Behind the Ponga-Pogo step
How did Kalyn Ponga master his ankle-breaking step?
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Plenty of practice in the backyard and a few videos of Benji Marshall and Shaun Johnson.
"My footwork probably came from watching a lot of other people," Ponga told the Thursday night Footy Show.
"Back in the day when Benji was untouchable, pretty much, I was watching him and then Shaun Johnson's touch video when that came out.
"I was watching everything. As you do, when you're in the backyard with your mates, you try and pretend you're them and practise. That's what I did as a youngster.
"I still continue to work on it now and I want to get better. I feel like speed and agility is huge in the game.
"It's something I want to get into my game as well."