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?
It's not a good sign when Australia, New South Wales and Brad Fittler's City Origin team win as many games despite your team being in a 26-round competition.
Despite finishing the season with an 18-game losing streak, Knights coach Nathan Brown claims there were plenty of positives to come from 2016.
A quiet afternoon for the captain's challenge, Smith's final act, Mullen's move to hooker. The talking points from the Dragons' dramatic win over the Knights.
The Newcastle Knights have gone agonisingly close to ending their year with a win, falling by two points to the Dragons at UOW Jubilee Oval on Saturday.
The St George-Illawarra Dragons and Newcastle Knights have named their final teams for the Round 26 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at UOW Jubilee Stadium.
A "captain's challenge" will be trialled in the NRL for the first time in Round 26 of the 2016 Telstra Premiership.
Father's Day takes place on the Sunday of Round 26 and we've asked some NRL players what they will be getting for their dads this week.
The Newcastle Knights are on track to finish the season with the worst record since the Gold Coast Seagulls' year from hell in 1993.
Newcastle named their 11th debutant of the season in Dylan Phythian on Sunday, with the rookie scoring a try and impressing coach Nathan Brown.