The key talking points, injuries and judiciary news from all this week's NRL Telstra Premiership games.
Titans rookie Leivaha Pulu insists he won't be intimidated by the star-studded Cowboys outfit despite watching their grand final from a one-bedroom hotel.
The Wests Tigers remain a realistic chance of playing finals football following their spirited 36-24 come-from-behind win over the Warriors on Sunday afternoon.
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.
A stunning hat-trick from prolific young fullback Bevan French has seen the Eels sign off both Monday night football and their home ground in style.
Rookie centre Tom Opacic might be having a breakout year in the NRL, but he still has one eye on his beloved Redcliffe Dolphins as they push towards the finals.
The Parramatta Eels and St George-Illawarra Dragons have named their final teams for the Round 25 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at Pirtek Stadium.
Mounties won the minor premiership in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW, Ron Massey Cup, and the Sydney Shield for the 2016 season.
The NRL has teamed up with the Federal Government to support the Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors program and celebrate the sixth National Skills Week.