The reigning Premiers, the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks will open the 2017 Telstra Premiership in a blockbuster match against the Brisbane Broncos.
The Cronulla Sharks have claimed their maiden NRL title, ending a 49-year drought with a tight grand final win over the Storm at ANZ Stadium on Sunday night.
It all comes down to this. After 200 games, the Storm and the Sharks are the last two sides standing. Can Cronulla win their first premiership in club history?
The Melbourne Storm will take on the Cronulla Sharks in the 2016 Grand Final after beating the Raiders at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
The Cronulla Sharks have booked their place in the 2016 Grand Final with an absolutely dominant performance over the Cowboys at Allianz Stadium.
These sides were the two best teams after 26 Rounds this season, but only one will be playing for the chance to lift the Provan-Summons trophy next Sunday.
Fresh from a week off, the Sharks host a Cowboys side who were pushed all the way by Brisbane in a 90-minute epic last week. Who will progress to the decider?
The Raiders have progressed to the preliminary finals for the first time in 21 years, surviving a second-half comeback to down the Panthers at GIO Stadium.
North Queensland have eliminated rivals Brisbane from the 2016 Finals Series, with a moment of Johnathan Thurston brilliance sealing the result in extra time.
Perhaps the greatest rivalry in modern rugby league will resume on Friday night as the North Queensland Cowboys host the Brisbane Broncos in Townsville.