James Gardiner Maitland junior Brock Lamb is unlikely to return for the Knights before the end of the season
Sage Swinton Maitland Pickers and Kurri Kurri Bulldogs have big asks ahead of them when they take on the two leading teams.
Janine Graham Make it easy on yourself - plan where you'll vote on Saturday, right here.
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The countdown is on to the 2016 Jungle Juice Cup.
This Saturday Hunter electors will have a choice of eight candidates.
BELINDA-JANE DAVIS Click here to learn about the Lyne electorate and find out about the candidates.
TATUM IRVINE The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast rain for next week.
Learn about the Paterson electorate and meet the candidates.