Alright, folks.

You should all know the drill by now.

There are 16 teams playing in eight games this weekend, and because nothing in this life is either perfect or complete, we here at Zero Tackle still believe each of these aforesaid combatants come with a question marks.

So, before the third month of the regular season kicks off on Thursday night, we have sought to answer the most pressing queries ahead of Round 9.

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3. When will we see Suaalii?

Although it has been the question on everyone's lips since the teenaged back crossed to the tri-colours, the query is set to have a shelf life of at least another week, as Joseph Suaalii has not been named to make his first-grade debut against Parramatta.

With Brett Morris' sublime 2021 season coming to a heartbreaking end last week, many punters and pundits believed that Rooster's head coach Trent Robinson would have no choice but to pull the trigger on the King's school pupil.

However, with star fullback James Tedesco available for selection for Friday night's blockbuster at Bankwest, Suaalii will once again be playing in the early game for the Bears.

Still, with the Roosters' injury list mounting, Robinson's hand is edging closer to being forced to break the pane around the schoolboy sensation.

If another red, white and blue back goes down and joins the flock of Chooks currently sidelined, then the 44-year-old pedagogue will need to call on the precocious 17-year-old's services.

If your plans for Friday night are open, and you are located anywhere near the 2150 postcode, you could do a lot worse than to roll down for the double-header and catch a glimpse of both contemporary and hereafter greatness.