Just four games this week as half the teams are on byes.
So we get one game a day over the weekend.
Broncos start the round off at home against a tough Sharks outfit. They'll be pulling all the stops out here in front of their own crowd. They need a win badly.
Saturday we see struggling Eels hosting an on form Panthers team that are full of points. This could be a busy night for the scoreboard operator!
Storm travel north to play Bulldogs on Sunday. This in contrast to the Parramatta v Penrith game could be a close encounter of the bruising kind!
The round concludes with two teams who can move the ball about a bit! Cowboys take on the Sea Eagles.
The random factor in the mix? ... ... well Wednesday is the all important Origin 3 which will decide the series. It also means many of the top names in these eight clubs will also be sitting the round out which makes it tricky for those playing in fantasy leagues.
So maybe there's room for an upset or two in Round 18
So all games are to be broadcast live this weekend.