The NRL is saddened today following the passing of legendary Rugby League figure Ron Massey.
A year ago Cameron Cullen almost threw in the towel after the sudden passing of his brother. Now he's preparing for a grand final and a new contract at Manly.
Drew Hutchison may have the Intrust Super Premiership grand final to concentrate on this week but he can't deny he has his eyes on another big prize in 2017.
Brilliant. Genius. Exceptional. Amazing. Just some of the superlatives Cronulla players had to describe Cowboys maestro Johnathan Thurston.
After falling agonisingly close to a premiership win in 2015, 2016 could be seen as a season of missed opportunities for a highly talented Brisbane outfit.
The Cowboys and Raiders didn't just win their respective semi-finals but also finished on top in the NRL Fantasy Finals Match Day games.
Ryan James is tipped to continue a tradition of props winning the Paul Broughton Medal when the Gold Coast Titans hold their presentation night on Monday night.
Prime Minister's XIII and Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga is thrilled to see players buying into his new direction for the national side ahead of their trip to PNG.
In what shaped as a year of transition, Penrith exceeded the expectations of many as they reshaped their squad, packed with young talent, under Anthony Griffin.
Cowboys No.1 Lachlan Coote might have made some uncharacteristic mistakes against the Broncos, but he stood tall when it mattered most in the semi-final win.