Victorious Burleigh Bears captain Jamal Fogarty has revealed he initially rejected coach Jim Lenihan's request to skipper the team in 2016.
The Parramatta Eels have announced the re-signing of Brad Takairangi until the end of the 2019 season.
Former Panthers outside back George Jennings has signed a one-year deal to join brother Michael at Parramatta for the 2017 season.
The Parramatta Eels have announced the signing of former Wests Tigers and Rabbitohs prop Nathan Brown on a two-year deal commencing in 2017.
The Tigers will be hoping to overturn a lopsided regular season head-to-head record against the Eels in the first of an NYC double header on Sunday.
In a season that featured so many fresh faces that announced their arrival in the NRL, who made the cut as one of the game's best rookies in 2016?
Former Sydney Roosters boss Bernie Gurr has been appointed the new Parramatta Eels CEO until the end of the 2019 season.
Off-field dramas cost the Eels, but a year of pain should hopefully lead to a far more promising campaign in 2017 with stability both on and off the field.
As Parramatta comprehensively dismantled the Warriors in a 40-18 defeat on Sunday, they had the look of a team who could be playing finals football this year.
Parramatta finished a tough season with a convincing 40-18 defeat of the Warriors on Sunday, with rookie sensation Bevan French at the forefront.