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?
Former Sydney Roosters boss Bernie Gurr has been appointed the new Parramatta Eels CEO until the end of the 2019 season.
Off-field dramas cost the Eels, but a year of pain should hopefully lead to a far more promising campaign in 2017 with stability both on and off the field.
As Parramatta comprehensively dismantled the Warriors in a 40-18 defeat on Sunday, they had the look of a team who could be playing finals football this year.
Parramatta finished a tough season with a convincing 40-18 defeat of the Warriors on Sunday, with rookie sensation Bevan French at the forefront.
The Parramatta Eels ended their season with a 40-18 win over the Warriors at a rain-drenched Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday.
The Warriors and Eels have finalised their line-ups for Sunday afternoon's Telstra Premiership clash at Mt Smart Stadium.
On the ladder the Warriors and Eels have little to play for this week, but Sunday shapes as a crucial test of mental toughness and pride.
Rising stars Bevan French and Clint Gutherson are just two reasons for Eels fans to be optimistic next season will bring some brighter days in 2017.
A free-wheeling second half blitz from the Eels was enough to sink the Dragons on what was the last game on their home turf before the ground is redeveloped.