Melbourne dominated to finish on top of the NRL ladder but seemed to suffer from stage fright when they reached the grand final.
Canberra provided loads of entertainment as the NRL's best attacking team, but Ricky Stuart's team couldn't turn it into finals success.
Greg Inglis says he came very close to moving to Europe to play rugby before re-signing a new long-term deal with South Sydney.
James Graham says he and England roommate Sam Burgess are still the best of mates despite their bust-up during Canterbury's loss to South Sydney last month.
The best and worst off-season player transfers made by each NRL club ahead of the 2017 season.
Fiji are hoping to have their entry into the NSW Cup approved when they meet with the NSWRL board on Friday.
Trent Merrin says his new Panthers teammate James Tamou will be fired up for a big 2017, after being axed from the Australian team.
Code-hopping rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has signed up to play in February's Auckland Nines tournament.
The reigning premiers looked a chance to break the back-to-back curse for a fair part of the year but ultimately fell short.
Players in international tournaments, including the Four Nations and World Cup, will not be automatically sin-binned if their throw a punch.
Greg Inglis has confirmed he'll definitely be playing at fullback for South Sydney next year.
Australia coach Mal Meninga has made changes to the side that beat New Zealand in Perth for the Four Nations opener against Scotland.