Queensland Origin winger Dane Gagai.

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A Dane Gagai hat-trick helped Queensland seal the State of Origin series for 2016, though New South Wales fans were left wondering what may have been after Michael Jennings' failed try-scoring opportunity. Benji Marshall turned back the clock for the Dragons in Newcastle while James Maloney proved the difference for the Sharks against the Warriors. Melbourne quelled a Wests Tigers comeback while North Queensland did similar against the Sea Eagles. Brett Morris returned to the NRL for the first time this season and celebrated accordingly with a hat-trick in the Bulldogs’ huge win over Brisbane.

Round 16 Results:

Queensland Origin 26 defeated New South Wales 16 
Panthers 28 defeated Rabbitohs 26 
Dragons 30 defeated Knights 18 
Sharks 19 defeated Warriors 18 in golden point extra time 
Bulldogs 40 defeated Broncos 14 
Raiders 30 defeated Titans 22 
Storm 29 defeated Wests Tigers 20 
Cowboys 30 defeated Sea Eagles 26 

Byes: Eels, Roosters

Top five stories:

1. Origin II: NSW player ratings by Martin Gabor 

2. Origin II: Queensland player ratings by Jack Brady 

3. Clinical Queensland clinch 2016 Origin series by Tony Webeck 

4. The man the Maroons fear most by Tony Webeck 

5. Blues their own worst enemy: Bennett by Eden Richards 

Top three videos:

1. Bulldogs v Broncos highlights 

2. Sharks v Warriors highlights 

3. State of Origin II highlights 

NRL Telstra Premiership ladder after Round 16: 

Club

Played

Win

Draw

Loss

+/-

Points

1. Sharks

14

12

0

2

+137

28

2. Storm

15

12

0

3

+174

26

3. Cowboys

15

10

0

5

+167

22

4. Eels

14

9

0

5

+61

22*

5. Broncos

15

9

0

6

+121

20

6. Bulldogs

15

9

0

6

+95

20

7. Raiders

15

8

1

6

+64

19

8. Panthers

14

7

0

7

-12

18

9. Dragons

15

8

0

7

-95

18

10. Titans

15

7

0

8

-14

16

11. Warriors

15

7

0

8

-25

16

12. Tigers

15

6

0

9

-85

14

13. Rabbitohs

15

5

0

10

-42

12

14. Manly

15

4

0

11

-99

10

15. Roosters

14

3

0

11

-106

10

16. Knights

15

1

1

13

-341

5

* Parramatta to be stripped 12 competition points pending salary cap investigation