Johnathan Thurston in action against the Bulldogs.

2016 Season Review: Round 20

Strap yourself in as NRL.com takes a look back at the season that's been, including our most viewed content on a week- to-week basis.

The Cowboys put the Bulldogs' premiership credentials into perspective by producing a six-try shellacking. The Panthers extended Brisbane's woes by beating them for the second time in 2016. The Warriors went down in their second-straight golden point game, this time to the Raiders. Joe Burgess was controversially denied a try in the Rabbitohs' loss to the Sea Eagles while the Wests Tigers put their top eight aspirations back on track by beating the Dragons. Five-eighth Mitchell Moses was the star of the show in a performance that kick-started a period of career-best form. 

Round 20 Results:

Cowboys 36 defeated Bulldogs 0
Panthers 31 defeated Broncos 12
Raiders 26 defeated Warriors 22 in golden point extra time
Titans 34 defeated Eels 14
Storm 26 defeated Roosters 10
Sharks 36 defeated Knights 4
Wests Tigers 25 defeated Dragons 12
Sea Eagles 20 defeated Rabbitohs 12 

Top five stories:

1. 2017 Rugby League World Cup draw by RLWC 2017 

2. Meet the toughest player in league by Andrew Bryan 

3. The five days that may cost Burgess an NRL career by Chris Kennedy 

4. Bennett disappointed by Wallace departure by Eden Richards 

5. NRL suspends Corey Norman by NRL 

Top three videos:

1. Raiders v Warriors highlights

2. Broncos v Panthers highlights 

3. Cowboys v Bulldogs highlights 

NRL Telstra Premiership ladder after Round 20: 

Club

Played

Win

Draw

Loss

+/-

Points

1. Sharks

18

16

0

2

+207

36

2. Storm

18

15

0

3

+236

34

3. Cowboys

18

12

0

6

+209

28

4. Raiders

18

11

1

6

+86

27

5. Bulldogs

18

11

0

7

+73

26

6. Broncos

18

10

0

8

+80

24

7. Titans

18

9

0

9

17

22

8. Panthers

18

9

0

9

-13

22

9. Warriors

18

8

0

10

-21

20

10. Tigers

18

8

0

10

-74

20

11. Dragons

18

8

0

10

-158

20

12. Manly

18

7

0

11

-60

18

13. Rabbitohs

18

5

0

13

-90

14

14. Eels

18

10

0

8

-14

12*

15. Roosters

18

3

0

15

-142

10

16. Knights

18

1

1

116

-381

7

* Parramatta stripped of 12 competition points following salary cap investigation