New Zealand rookie Kodi Nikorima has revealed he had to keep secret his 11th hour selection for the series-equalling win over England, even from his parents.
As we continue our look back at the season, the first week of the finals saw the Storm upset the Roosters, while the Broncos pipped the eventual premiers.
Former Sea Eagles player and lower grade coach Charlie Haggett looms as an important part of Trent Barrett's staff as the club's Football Operations Manager.
A host of new faces in the playing squad and an enhanced coaching staff has given the Gold Coast club a fresh feeling, according to forward Ryan James.
Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney has praised the response of his players as they squared the series with England with a 9-2 win in the second rugby league Test.
Manly local Darcy Lussick is delighted to be back where it all began, just the latest in a long list of players traded between the Sea Eagles and Eels.
As we continue our look back at the season, Round 26 saw the Roosters thrash Souths to claim the minor premiership, while two games went to golden point.
New Zealand Rugby League is on the verge of a much needed cash injection from their UK tour – regardless of whether they lose their series against England.
Panthers hooker James Segeyaro has dismissed talk he is the only viable dummy-half at the club, with a pair of youngsters pushing for a first grade spot.
He missed the start of pre-season training, but a trip to England to watch his brother play in the Rugby World Cup final has inspired Luke Douglas.