The results, injuries, judiciary news and talking points from the weekend's NRL matches.
Five Bulldogs, opposing five-eighths, a post-try celebration and a courageous Cowboy headline NRL.com's Team of the Week for Round 16.
He has spent the past 15 years bringing down towering forwards in one of sport's toughest arenas but now Nathan Friend has set his sights on a bigger task.
NRL Fantasy expert Lone Scout takes you through all the results and news from Round 16 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
His side may have recorded their seventh loss on the trot, but Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett believes the performance was Manly's best of the year.
No one is meant to challenge the premiers on their home turf, but Manly gave the Cowboys their biggest home-ground scare of season 2016.
Yet to receive a formal offer from Newcastle, off-contract back-rower Robbie Rochow has declared he wants to remain at the club despite fielding other offers.
In today's Origin match-up, a classic tackle from one of Queensland's most fearsome players goes up against a solo try from one of their greatest.
Despite trailing with less than 20 minutes remaining, the Cowboys have finished strongly to get the better of a spirited Sea Eagles side at 1300SMILES Stadium.
Canberra's Joey Leilua says a NSW State of Origin berth is out of his hands and he's just focused on making the most of his chances at Canberra in the NRL.