It's been a busy day in the National Rugby League, we break it all down and help you get up to date.
The major story of the day has seen Ben Barba officially released by the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on compassionate grounds to join the Brisbane Broncos. He signs a two year deal with options for the 2016 season.
Former NRL, Chief Operating Officer, Graham Annesley returned back to Rugby League today as the Gold Coast Titans announced him as their new CEO. He will join the club in mid-September.
Two players have been stood down from their duties as Blake Ferguson and Jorge Taufua have been punished for separate incidents. The Canberra Raiders have immediately suspended Ferguson for missing training and drinking while injured. Meanwhile, the Sea Eagles stood down Taufua as a result of legal matters.
Ben Pomeroy (Sharks) has been cleared by the NRL Judiciary after being found not guilty for a Grade 1 Dangerous throw. He was charged following his side's upset victory over the Sydney Roosters on Monday Night
The 2013 NRL season is almost over, and clubs are already looking ahead to pre-season fixtures with South Sydney and Canterbury announcing plans for their future pre-season matches. Both clubs have agreed to switch between playing matches at Redfern and at Belmore.
Finally, some good news out of Penrith as they have extended the contract of their head coach, Ivan Cleary. He has been granted a two year contract extension which sees him remain at the Panthers until the end of 2016. Royce Simmons has also been announced he will be returning to the club in a marketing role in 2014.
Penrith Panthers General Manager, Phil Gould has made a commitment to have three major grades on NRL game day - Holden Cup, VB NSW Cup and NRL.