Jason Taumalolo and Cooper Cronk have never had much to do with each other but after Wednesday night, they will be forever mentioned in the same breath.
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.
Devastating Cowboys lock – and Dally M hopeful – Jason Taumalolo has an ominous message for league fans - he is going to get better.
Re-live the best moments from the third week of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series, as the Sharks and Storm progressed to the grand final.
The key talking points, injuries and judiciary news from the third weekend of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.
North Queensland are the latest NRL side to discover how hard it is to win back-to-back premierships.
Departing Cowboys front-rower James Tamou was forced to contemplate how his side's 2015 premiership success may have influenced their loss to the Sharks.
The North Queensland Cowboys were the victims of a Sharks feeding frenzy that put an end to their spirited NRL Telstra Premiership title defence.
The Sharks ended reigning champions North Queensland's hopes of winning back-to-back premierships in emphatic fashion to book a place in the Grand Final.
The Cronulla Sharks have booked their place in the 2016 Grand Final with an absolutely dominant performance over the Cowboys at Allianz Stadium.