The NRL State Championship – now known as the Intrust Super Championship – has followed a familiar storyline in the two years since its inception.
Cronulla and captain Paul Gallen have bounced back from the 'year from hell' to be in the NRL Grand Final just two seasons later.
Penrith are gunning for back-to-back Holden Cup titles while the Roosters are searching for their first ever NYC crown in what shapes as an intriguing clash.
In NRL.com's final edition of The Breakdown of 2016, Matt Elliott looks at how each of this year's grand finalists can target their opponent's vulnerabilities.
Craig Bellamy has experienced grand final week several times, and while he'd prefer a more low-key build up, would want nothing more than to be involved.
Kiwis and Broncos back-rower Alex Glenn will miss selection in the season-ending Four Nations tournament after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Fans are invited to come to The Star from 5:30pm on Wednesday to watch their favourite sport and entertainment stars walk the 2016 Dally M Awards red carpet.
Andrew Voss on which team has the edge in the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, the key players for both sides, the Dally M race and more.
Sharks five-eighth James Maloney only played four matches for the Storm in 2009 but says his stay in Melbourne helped shape the player he is today.
Senior Sharks players have cautioned their less experienced teammates to make sure they don't get swept up in the hysteria of Grand Final week.