Michael Chammas South Sydney's game plan won't change too much with a ready-made replacement for Issac Luke in Apisai Koroisau but Canterbury halfback Trent Hodkinson knows his game will change without Michael Ennis.
Michael Chammas He had a hole in his head the size of golf ball and was told his season was over, but three metal plates and 11 weeks later Tim Browne is preparing for a grand final.
Michael Chammas He's the Canterbury giant with the giant pay packet.
Michael Chammas He was the forgotten man of 2012 who contemplated retirement, now Trent Hodkinson is set to cap off a remarkable return to the NRL by leading Canterbury as captain in Sunday's grand final.
Michael Chammas It's been 17 years in the making but Canterbury will finally return to Belmore Sportsground next season to celebrate the club's 80-year anniversary.
Michael Chammas Canterbury skipper Michael Ennis appears to have played his final game for the Bulldogs, requiring a miracle to play in Sunday's grand final against South Sydney.
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.