Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said he never expected his Canberra outfit to go as far as they did this year.
Storm's young brigade all played critical parts in shaping their season and it's those players who Cameron Smith and coach Craig Bellamy are most pleased for.
Huddersfield's 23-22 victory over Hull KR in the last round of the Super 8s Qualifiers has secured their place in Super League for 2017.
Melbourne won an epic clash with Canberra to advance to the Grand Final, here are five key points from Saturday night's preliminary final.
The Melbourne Storm will take on the Cronulla Sharks in the 2016 Grand Final after beating the Raiders at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
The Australian Prime Minister's XIII has defeated Papua New Guinea PM's XIII with a record win in Port Moresby.
North Queensland are the latest NRL side to discover how hard it is to win back-to-back premierships.
Sharks halfback Chad Townsend will continue to cut himself off from the outside world as he looks to lead his beloved Cronulla outfit to NRL glory.
The Melbourne Storm and Canberra Raiders have named their final teams ahead of Saturday night's Preliminary Final at AAMI Park.
Warrington coach Tony Smith has paid tribute to winger Tom Lineham after his two-try performance helped earn Super League semi-final home tie.