Forever is over. Dust off the trophy cabinet. Turn off the porch lights. Finally, Cronulla have done it. After 49 years of misery, misfortune and missed opportunities, the Sharks have managed what no team to wear the sky blue before them had done.
Michael Chammas is a sports reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald
Forever is over. Dust off the trophy cabinet. Turn on the porch lights. Finally, Cronulla have done it.
The day after being forced to endure endless replays of the tackle that paralysed Alex McKinnon, Jordan McLean fell further into the abyss when his brother was sent to prison for a one-punch attack.
Wests Tigers general manager Mark O'Neill has resigned from his position after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
Jack Bird still doesn't see his long-term future in the centres, but the Cronulla firebrand says he was "crazy" when he called the position boring at the start of the year.
Craig Bellamy knows the suffering that comes from being labelled a cheat. Which is why when Shane Flanagan went through a similar ordeal during the ASADA investigation, the Melbourne coach was in his corner offering advice and support on a regular basis.
Tension between Valentine Holmes and Cameron Munster has intensified after the Cronulla winger questioned why his counterpart reopened old wounds ahead of the biggest game of their young lives.
Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith says Andrew Fifita's unpredictability makes him near impossible to plan against, but the Storm are more focused on nullifying his impact than shutting him down altogether.
A pre-season night out in Brisbane that cost eight Queenslanders a chance to play Origin in 2016 has divided two of the NRL's young superstars, who will square off in Sunday's decider.
The shame of what he forced his family to endure amid allegations of domestic violence almost tormented Ben Barba to the point of no return.