Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds will miss the next 3 weeks having taken the early guilty plea for two charges levelled against him; dangerous contact and tripping. The result means Reynolds will only be eligible to play the Bulldogs final game of the regular season against the Titans. Moses Mybe will start in place of the suspended Reynolds.
Cowboys second rower Tariq Sims will miss this week's game against the Panthers after being found guilty of a crusher tackle on Tim Simona. Gavin Cooper appears the likely starter in Sims absence.
Panthers second rower Elijah Taylor will miss the rest of the season following an ACL tear suffered last week against the Bulldogs. Isaah Yeo will start this week in place of Taylor.
Cowboys front-rower Matt Scott will return this week after suffering a fractured cheekbone way back in Origin II. Scott's return will push Ashton Sims back to the bench.
Panthers winger Josh Mansour is looking likely to return this week after missing time due to an ankle injury. His return will push Dallin Watene-Zelezniak from the side.
Panthers halfback Peter Wallace tore the ACL in his right knee during last Saturday's clash with the Sharks. He will be out for the rest of the season. Soward will shift to halfback with Will Smith making his debut at five-eighth.
Panthers winger Josh Mansour is likely to miss another couple of weeks following his ankle injury suffered in Round 18. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will get the nod this week in place of the injured Mansour.
Panthers halfback Peter Wallace will return this week for Saturday's face-off the Sharks. Wallace's return will push Jamie Soward to five-eighth and Matt Moylan to fullback.
Knights CTW, FLB Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic for depression and has been given indefinate leave.
Boyd was named in the Knights team for Round 20 but that was prior to this news and we wouldn't expect him to play.
Manly second rower Justin Horo will miss the next 3 weeks after accepting an early guilty plea in relation to a grade three dangerous contact charge issued to him after last Friday's game against the Tigers. Fortunately for Manly Anthony Watmough will return this week in place of Horo.