The defending premiers couldn't go back-to-back but remained among the NRL's elite in 2016, with another sensational Broncos clash taking its toll in the end.
Waka Wanahi couldn't crack the NRL Rookie, but is set to be front and centre on grand final day as the Burleigh Bears face the Illawarra Cutters.
While the Storm and Sharks don't have the storied rivalry of some of the recent grand finalists, that hasn't stopped these sides producing classic encounters.
When Clint Newton watched Australian film 'Broke' for the first time he recognised immediately the struggles it portrays.
Veteran Gareth Ellis admits he would have to consider an international comeback if he is asked to replace England captain Sean O'Loughlin for the Four Nations.
Four ex-NRL players have been named in the Super League team of the year, including former Newcastle captain Kurt Gidley.
The Melbourne Storm's big-game experience will see them win the 2016 NRL premiership, according to Maroons legend Brent Tate.
Canberra Raiders players Shannon Boyd and Joseph Leilua are among 10 players added to the Kangaroos Train-On Squad ahead of the October 15 Test.
NRL Referees boss Tony Archer has admitted that Melbourne captain Cameron Smith was forced to take a conversion from the wrong spot.
It's been a big year for Dean Blore. A really big year, in fact. And it's only going to get bigger.