Australian Jillaroos captain Ruan Sims has created history by signing the first ever women's NRL player contract at the premiership-winning Cronulla Sharks.
James Maloney and Cooper Cronk will form the Australia halves pairing against Scotland on Friday - seven years after first lining up together in Melbourne.
From brutal big hits to stampeding charges, here's a look back at the top 10 collisions of 2016.
NRL premiers Cronulla will take on Super League Champions Wigan Warriors, while the Brisbane Broncos will take on Shield winners Warrington Wolves.
There were 36 field goals kicked in 2016, with 15 of the 16 teams slotting one-pointers. Here's a look back at the top six from the Telstra Premiership.
Andrew Fifita won't walk out on the NRL, according to his Sharks premiership-winning teammate and captain Paul Gallen.
After a season full of nail-biting matches, NRL.com looks at the 10 best goal kickers in the game – who you'd want kicking if your life depended on it.
Former NRL bad boy Josh Dugan has urged Andrew Fifita to find inspiration in the Kangaroos jersey as he ponders his future in the NRL.
Cameron Smith says Valentine Holmes deserves his call-up to the Australian rugby league side after being banned from Maroons selection earlier this year.
The NRL confirmed that five former Cronulla Sharks players have received sanctions for breaches of the game's anti-doping rules during the 2011 Season.