Former Souths try-scoring machine Nathan Merritt is planning to farewell rugby league forever with an 18th and final appearance at the Koori Knockout.
Greg Inglis will travel to PNG for the first time this weekend and according to his coach, will be worshiped by the local rugby league fanatics.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have signed former Wests Tigers hooker and current NSW No.9 Robbie Farah on a two-year deal.
St George Illawarra have signed former Rabbitohs hooker Cameron McInnes on a two-year deal.
In a season that featured so many fresh faces that announced their arrival in the NRL, who made the cut as one of the game's best rookies in 2016?
South Sydney lock Sam Burgess has pleaded guilty to his tripping charge, meaning he will miss England's next match if selected for the Four Nations tournament.
In what was a difficult season for the club, the injection of youth has helped lay the foundations for progress and perhaps a return to the top eight in 2017.
It took Aaron Gray 25 games before he was given a chance in the centres, and now that he's had a taste, he doesn't want to leave.
Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire says the way his side battled on this season has them in good stead for a vastly improved campaign in 2017.
Sam Burgess hopes rival forward James Graham isn't suspended for his attempted kick midway through the second half of South Sydney's win over the Bulldogs.