And you thought North Queensland's last grand final appearance was a fairytale story.
Andrew Wu Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron is backing the talent within the club to take the Giants the next step after a second consecutive preliminary final defeat on Saturday.
James Buckley Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga is facing a major selection headache after Tom Trbojevic and James Tedesco starred in Saturday's PM's XIII win.
Andrew Wu For the second time in as many years, Greater Western Sydney have played the fall guy in a Melbourne football fairytale. Readers had to get through to the last page for last year's ending, this time they could put the book down well before the finish.
Stephen Samuelson The Roosters host the Cowboys with a spot in the grand final awaiting the winner.
Adrian Proszenko Cameron Smith has the chance to become the greatest winner of all in the greatest game of all.
James Buckley Papua New Guinea have been beaten 42-4 by Australia's Jillaroos in their international debut.
Adrian Proszenko More than 100 players with first-grade experience are yet to find a club for next year, raising fears the majority could be squeezed out of the NRL.
Daniel Cherny The MCG is packed to the rafters as the Tigers and Giants square off for a place in the grand final.
James Buckley Papua New Guinea's national rugby league body hopes to enter a team in the NRL within the next decade.