Michael Chammas The party started long before the full time siren on Friday night, but South Sydney refuse to get swept up in the hysteria that will no doubt follow them until they return to ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
Michael Chammas They've won wooden spoons and celebrated in courtrooms, marched up streets and fallen down ladders, but after 43 years of waiting for glory, South Sydney finally have their chance.
Michael Chammas Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has handed the Bulldogs the ultimate compliment on the eve of their preliminary final, admitting he aspired to building a club like Canterbury.
Michael Chammas Two months ago, it was feared Adam Reynolds was on the outer at South Sydney after he was benched, but now the club is making plans to extend his contract.
Michael Chammas She loves number six but Nahia El-Hage, or Tayta to her 25,000 followers on Facebook, could be Canterbury's No.1 fan.She's the Michael Ennis of grandmothers.
Michael Chammas Adam Reynolds says the Rabbitohs were left with a sick feeling in their stomachs after the preliminary final loss last year, knowing they had not been able to secure the win for their coach, who lost...
Michael Chammas Jamal Idris knows Canterbury fans have long memories. Which is why he also knows Jamie Soward will be public enemy No.1 when the Panthers take on the Bulldogs on Saturday night.
Michael Chammas There's an eight week period in the middle of the season that is a blur to Adam Docker, who was one concussion away from potentially being forced to sit out the rest of the season.
Michael Chammas There's a perception that Jamal Idris left Canterbury for the money, but the Panthers centre has revealed how the club's hesitation in offering him a new deal was a major factor behind his exit from...
Michael Chammas Panthers v Bulldogs: Saturday , ANZ Stadium, 7.55pm.
Michael Chammas Roosters v Rabbitohs, Friday, ANZ Stadium, 7.55pm.
Michael Chammas Ben Murdoch-Masila blamed himself for a long time after Mosese Fotuaika took his own life, but the memory of his best friend now lives on through his daughter.
Michael Chammas In the lead up to Saturday's final, Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds approached skipper Michael Ennis about exploiting the rule that rewards the attacking team if the ball hits the referee.
Michael Chammas It's the preliminary final of grand final proportions that will once again divide two of rugby league's oldest enemies.
Michael Chammas For the third consecutive year, the North Queensland Cowboys have been bundled out of the finals in scenes of disbelief after a controversial refereeing decision denied them of the match-winning try.
Michael Chammas Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has launched a withering attack on North Queensland's attempts to create a siege mentality before Friday's NRL semi-final clash with the premiers at Allianz...
Michael Chammas It took Jamal Idris half a season to begin to understand his coach and double that time to get him to laugh at one of his jokes.
Michael Chammas The Wests Tigers have informed coach Mick Potter his contract won't be renewed for next season.
Michael Chammas Manly are expected to roll the dice and risk losing Anthony Watmough for two weeks in a bid to have the star backrower available against the Bulldogs on Saturday night.
Michael Chammas Man of the moment Jamie Soward has revealed he almost gave the game away at the end of 2012 to play rugby union in Japan.