It now seems an eternity ago that Australia had Pakistan teetering at 2-7 on the first morning of the series.
Roosters have identified Taumalolo as a potential replacement for Sonny Bill Williams.
The Wallabies will have a new captain for the game against the Barbarians in Matt Hodgson.
Paul Gallen was given nearly $80,000 while under investigation by ASADA.
Sydney Rooster coach Trent Robinson believes his side will be hungrier following a "missed opportunity" this year as he prepares for life without Anthony Minichiello and Sonny Bill Williams.
They are the grand men of racing with a grand old horse looking for a change of luck with a switch of silks.
Western Sydney Wanderers defender Brendan Hamill says there is a lack of appreciation for handling the continent's best as their defensive style is the foundation of their success in Asia.
Anthony Watmough has already emerged as a potential captain of Parramatta for next year.
Richie Benaud, the doyen of cricket commentary, will return to work at Channel Nine on Friday for the first time since he was seriously hurt in a car crash.
After helping to end South Sydney's 43-year premiership drought just weeks ago, George and Thomas Burgess want to create some more history with England by eliminating Australia from a tournament final for the first time since 1954.
Revisiting 2004, with a flashback to this week, 10 years ago. Images sourced from The Examiner's photo archives. ...