Dale Finucane lost a grand final to Melbourne just four years ago. Now he is back in an NRL decider, his third, wearing purple.
Adrian Proszenko is Chief Rugby League Reporter.
The pizza shop owner who saved Cronulla's home ground has backed calls for a government-funded upgrade, believing a growing supporter base desperately needs an bigger venue.
Mark Coyne will return to the Dragons as part of a football performance committee tasked with getting the underperforming club back on track.
James Maloney is about to play in his third grand final, each at different clubs. Had Brett Finch not also been squeezed out of Parramatta, that total would be four.
Cronulla have slapped a media ban on Andrew Fifita over fears the antics of the outspoken forward could overshadow the club's quest for a maiden NRL premiership.
Kirisome Auva'a is poised to make a shock NRL return at Parramatta next season.
Rugby league players will have direct input into the next collective bargaining agreement after they were polled about their priorities for the upcoming negotiations.
A stint in rehab has Paul Carter ready to face his demons and primed for another shot at NRL redemption.
South Sydney were one of the clubs that made discreet enquiries about Kieran Foran, although its the negotiations with one of the other suitors he rejected that are the most intriguing.
Here is the first look at the 2016 NRL premiership ring, the most sought-after piece of bling in rugby league.