In tune with cricket played after the onset of the football season, Steve Smith described the third Test match of this mesmerising series as the 'premiership quarter'.
Andrew Wu Josh Hazlewood has become Australia's Mr Indestructible and on Monday he and Pat Cummins have the chance to be Steve Smith's wrecking balls.
Andrew Wu Nathan Lyon is on the cusp of slaying his subcontinental demons after delivering one of his most important performances to give Australia a shot at a famous series victory in India.
Michael Lynch A horror weekend for Daniel Ricciardo finished with the Red Bull star feeling "like crap" for his home fans, and with Sebastian Vettel powering to an imperious victory at the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.
Michael Chammas The players were adamant Jason Taylor's blood wasn't on their hands. But judging by the Wests Tigers' start to Sunday afternoon's clash at Leichhardt Oval, it became painstakingly clear it was all over them.
James Buckley Adelaide have handed GWS their heavy defeat since 2015 in a superb performance at Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
James Lemon The Dragons will be out to cement their top eight status with a win against the lowly Warriors.
Dominic Bossi Tim Cahill will definitely play against UAE in Tuesday night's vital World Cup Qualifier, but Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is yet to decide whether the star forward will start or come off the bench.
Matt Bungard An eventful week for the Wests Tigers culminates with the rampaging Melbourne Storm coming to Leichardt.
Tom Decent New Waratahs back-rower Ned Hanigan says he was "crapping bricks" before his Super Rugby starting debut but feels more assured at the top level and is hell-bent on "giving it to the Crusaders" next up.