When Adam Quinlan left the Dragons in January last year he never thought he'd find himself back at his local club, let alone become a premiership winner.
He may have been ruled out during the week but Redcliffe Dolphins halfback Darren Nicholls did all he could to be fit for the biggest game of his career.
A field goal from Cutters halfback Drew Hutchison proved the difference in Illawarra's 21-20 victory over minor premiers Mounties at Pirtek Stadium on Sunday.
Cullen who stole the show, putting in an exceptional performance that helped his side pull off an historic 26-16 win and claim their first Queensland Cup title
Manly-bound Cameron Cullen has delivered a brilliant performance to break Burleigh's decade-long title drought at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.
Five key duels that will shape the NRL grand final between Melbourne and Cronulla.
Now officially an NRL 300-gamer, Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk is just excited about getting the chance to play his 301st next Sunday.
Mounties skipper Glen Buttriss has already made plenty of sacrifices this year but the Intrust Super Premiership grand final was never going to be one of them.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said he never expected his Canberra outfit to go as far as they did this year.
Storm's young brigade all played critical parts in shaping their season and it's those players who Cameron Smith and coach Craig Bellamy are most pleased for.