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The 2016 NRL season was the 109th season of professional rugby league in Australia and the 19th season run by the National Rugby League. The season started in New Zealand with the annual Auckland Nines, and was followed by the All Stars Match, which was played at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane,[1] and the World Club Series. The season concluded on October 2 with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks winning their first ever premiership after 50 seasons, having entered the competition in 1967.[2] The season was also noteworthy as it was the first time that all three Queensland based teams made the finals.

2016 National Rugby League
DurationMarch 3 – October 2, 2016
Teams16
PremiersCronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (1st title)
Minor premiersMelbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm (2nd title)
Matches played201
Points scored8388
Attendance3,228,623 (16,063)
Top points scorer(s)Canberra colours.svg Jarrod Croker (276)
Player of the yearMelbourne colours.svg Cooper Cronk &
North Queensland colours.svg Jason Taumalolo (Dally M Medal)
Top try-scorer(s)Melbourne colours.svg Suliasi Vunivalu (22)
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TeamsEdit

The lineup of teams remained unchanged for the 10th consecutive year. The NRL's salary cap for the clubs' top 25 players was $A6.3M for 2016.[3]

Colours Club Season[citation needed] Home ground(s) Head coach Captain(s)[citation needed]
 
Brisbane Broncos 29th season Suncorp Stadium Wayne Bennett Corey Parker[4]
 
Canberra Raiders 35th season GIO Stadium Canberra Ricky Stuart Jarrod Croker
 
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 82nd season ANZ Stadium & Belmore Sports Ground Des Hasler James Graham
 
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 50th season Southern Cross Group Stadium Shane Flanagan Paul Gallen
 
Gold Coast Titans 10th season Cbus Super Stadium Neil Henry Nathan Friend & William Zillman[5]
 
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 67th season Brookvale Oval Trent Barrett Jamie Lyon
 
Melbourne Storm 19th season AAMI Park Craig Bellamy Cameron Smith
 
Newcastle Knights 29th season Hunter Stadium Nathan Brown Jeremy Smith, Trent Hodkinson & Tariq Sims[6]
 
New Zealand Warriors 22nd season Mt. Smart Stadium Andrew McFadden Ryan Hoffman[7]
 
North Queensland Cowboys 22nd season 1300SMILES Stadium Paul Green Johnathan Thurston & Matt Scott
 
Parramatta Eels 70th season Pirtek Stadium & ANZ Stadium Brad Arthur Tim Mannah & Kieran Foran[8]
 
Penrith Panthers 50th season Pepper Stadium Anthony Griffin Matt Moylan[9]
 
South Sydney Rabbitohs 107th season ANZ Stadium Michael Maguire Greg Inglis
 
St. George Illawarra Dragons 18th season UOW Jubilee Oval & WIN Stadium Paul McGregor Ben Creagh & Gareth Widdop[10]
 
Sydney Roosters 109th season Allianz Stadium Trent Robinson Jake Friend[11]
 
Wests Tigers 16th season Campbelltown Stadium & Leichhardt Oval & ANZ Stadium Jason Taylor Aaron Woods[12]

Pre-seasonEdit

The 2016 pre-season featured the third edition of the Auckland Nines competition, held over a weekend at Auckland's Eden Park in which the Parramatta Eels defeated the New Zealand Warriors in the final. The All Stars match was held on February 13 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The 2016 World Club Series took place in England with the NRL premiers North Queensland Cowboys defeating the Super League champions Leeds Rhinos in the World Club Challenge match.

Parramatta Eels salary cap breachEdit

The Parramatta Eels were faced with starting the season on -4 points due to salary cap indiscretions in 2015, however the NRL was satisfied with governance changes at the Eels and no points were deducted.[13]

However, on 3 May 2016, after further salary cap breaches were exposed by the NRL, CEO Todd Greenberg announced the preliminary penalties of the club being fined $1 million, deducted twelve competition points, stripped of its 2016 Auckland Nines title[14] and they were barred from receiving any further competition points until they fell under the salary cap, which they were reported to have exceeded by $570,000. Five officials (chairman Steve Sharp, deputy chairman Tom Issa, director Peter Serrao, chief executive John Boulous and football manager Daniel Anderson) were also suspended indefinitely. On 12 May the NRL reported that Parramatta had fallen back under the salary cap for 2016 and were able to play for competition points again for their next scheduled game.[15]

On 9 July, after over 2 months of club officials contesting the preliminary penalties, Parramatta were handed their punishment with the addition of their for/against points tally accumulated from rounds 1-9 being deducted.[16]

Regular seasonEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 F1 F2 F3 GF
Brisbane Broncos PAR
13
NZL
15
PEN
1
NQL
1*
GCT
8
SGI
26
NEW
53
SOU
22
CRO
2
MAN
24
NQL
1
WTI
1
NZL
18
CAN
8
X CBY
26
MEL
42
X SOU
20
PEN
19
SYD
16
SGI
4
PAR
22
CBY
10
MEL
10
SYD
10
GCT
16
NQL
6*
Canberra Raiders PEN
8
SYD
1
NEW
0*
GCT
4
CBY
14
PAR
30
CRO
24
WTI
54
PEN
1
SGI
4*
NZL
26
CBY
12
MAN
12
BRI
8
X GCT
8
NEW
4*
NQL
14
X NZL
4*
SOU
50
CRO
16
MEL
14
PAR
10
MAN
14
WTI
42
CRO
2
PEN
10
MEL
2
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs MAN
22
PEN
2
PAR
14
SOU
30
CAN
14
MEL
6
NZL
4
GCT
1*
PAR
8
WTI
32
SYD
12
CAN
12
CRO
2
SGI
18
X BRI
26
SYD
4
WTI
10
X NQL
36
SGI
3
NEW
14
MAN
4*
BRI
10
NQL
8
SOU
18
PEN
16
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks NQL
6
SGI
28
MAN
10
MEL
8
WTI
8
GCT
5
CAN
24
PEN
2
BRI
2
NEW
62
MAN
8
X CBY
2
NQL
3
X NZL
1*
PAR
10
PEN
16
SYD
12
NEW
32
GCT
0*
CAN
16
SGI
14
SOU
6
SYD
25
MEL
20
CAN
2
X NQL
12
MEL
2
Gold Coast Titans NEW
18
MEL
18
WTI
12
CAN
4
BRI
8
CRO
5
SGI
5
CBY
1*
MEL
38
SYD
20
PEN
4
X SOU
1*
PAR
10
MAN
20
CAN
8
NZL
9
X SGI
20
PAR
20
CRO
0*
NZL
10
WTI
1
NEW
20
PEN
1
NQL
16
BRI
16
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles CBY
22
WTI
14
CRO
10
SYD
2
SOU
4
NZL
16
PAR
12
NEW
16
NQL
16
BRI
24
CRO
8
X CAN
12
PEN
7
GCT
20
NQL
4
SGI
30
X NZL
1*
SOU
8
NEW
20
PAR
1
CBY
4*
MEL
20
CAN
14
PEN
30
Melbourne Storm SGI
2
GCT
18
NZL
7
CRO
8
NEW
4
CBY
6
WTI
1*
NZL
42
GCT
38
NQL
1
PAR
12
X PEN
18
SYD
46
SGI
10
WTI
9
BRI
42
X NEW
4
SYD
16
NQL
8
SOU
1*
CAN
14
MAN
20
BRI
10
CRO
20
NQL
6
X CAN
2
CRO
2
Newcastle Knights GCT
18
SOU
42
CAN
0*
NZL
22
MEL
4
WTI
2
BRI
53
MAN
16
SYD
38
CRO
62
WTI
8
PAR
2
NQL
30
NZL
36
X SGI
12
CAN
4*
X MEL
4
CRO
32
MAN
20
CBY
14
PEN
36
GCT
20
SOU
22
SGI
2
New Zealand Warriors WTI
8
BRI
15
MEL
7
NEW
22
SYD
4*
MAN
16
CBY
4
MEL
42
SGI
16
PEN
12
CAN
26
X BRI
18
NEW
36
SYD
2
CRO
1*
GCT
9
X MAN
1*
CAN
4*
PEN
4*
GCT
10
SOU
19
NQL
28
WTI
12
PAR
22
North Queensland Cowboys CRO
6
PAR
4
SYD
40
BRI
1*
SGI
36
PEN
5
SOU
26
PAR
16
MAN
16
MEL
1
BRI
1
SGI
4
NEW
30
CRO
3
X MAN
4
SOU
20
CAN
14
X CBY
36
MEL
8
WTI
12
SYD
12
NZL
28
CBY
8
GCT
16
MEL
6
BRI
6*
CRO
12
Parramatta Eels BRI
13
NQL
4
CBY
14
WTI
8
PEN
2
CAN
30
MAN
12
NQL
16
CBY
8
SOU
2
MEL
12
NEW
2
X GCT
10
SOU
18
X CRO
10
SYD
4
PEN
4
GCT
20
WTI
15
MAN
1
BRI
22
CAN
10
SGI
12
NZL
22
Penrith Panthers CAN
8
CBY
2
BRI
1
SGI
2
PAR
2
NQL
5
SYD
4
CRO
2
CAN
1
NZL
12
GCT
4
X MEL
18
MAN
7
X SOU
2
WTI
8
CRO
16
PAR
4
BRI
19
NZL
4*
SYD
20
NEW
36
WTI
30
GCT
1
MAN
30
CBY
16
CAN
10
South Sydney Rabbitohs SYD
32
NEW
42
SGI
2
CBY
30
MAN
4
SYD
7
NQL
26
BRI
22
WTI
8
PAR
2
SGI
10
X GCT
1*
WTI
16
PAR
18
PEN
2
NQL
20
X BRI
20
MAN
8
CAN
50
MEL
1*
NZL
19
CRO
6
NEW
22
CBY
18
St. George Illawarra Dragons MEL
2
CRO
28
SOU
2
PEN
2
NQL
36
BRI
26
GCT
5
SYD
2
NZL
16
CAN
4*
SOU
10
NQL
4
X CBY
18
MEL
10
NEW
12
MAN
30
X GCT
20
WTI
13
CBY
3
BRI
4
CRO
14
SYD
36
PAR
12
NEW
2
Sydney Roosters SOU
32
CAN
1
NQL
40
MAN
2
NZL
4*
SOU
7
PEN
4
SGI
2
NEW
38
GCT
20
CBY
12
X WTI
14
MEL
46
NZL
2
X CBY
4
PAR
4
CRO
12
MEL
16
BRI
16
PEN
20
NQL
12
SGI
36
CRO
25
BRI
10
Wests Tigers NZL
8
MAN
14
GCT
12
PAR
8
CRO
8
NEW
2
MEL
1*
CAN
54
SOU
8
CBY
32
NEW
8
BRI
1
SYD
14
SOU
16
X MEL
9
PEN
8
CBY
10
X SGI
13
PAR
15
NQL
12
GCT
1
PEN
30
NZL
12
CAN
42
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 F1 F2 F3 GF

Bold – Opposition's Home game
X – Bye
* – Golden point game
Opponent for round listed above margin

LadderEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1   Melbourne Storm 24 19 0 5 2 563 302 +261 42
2   Canberra Raiders 24 17 1 6 2 688 456 +232 39
3   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (P) 24 17 1 6 2 580 404 +176 39
4   North Queensland Cowboys 24 15 0 9 2 584 355 +229 34
5   Brisbane Broncos 24 15 0 9 2 554 434 +120 34
6   Penrith Panthers 24 14 0 10 2 563 463 +100 32
7   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 14 0 10 2 506 448 +58 32
8   Gold Coast Titans 24 11 1 12 2 508 497 +11 27
9   Wests Tigers 24 11 0 13 2 499 607 −108 26
10   New Zealand Warriors 24 10 0 14 2 513 601 −88 24
11   St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 10 0 14 2 341 538 −197 24
12   South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 9 0 15 2 473 549 −76 22
13   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 8 0 16 2 454 563 −109 20
14   Parramatta Eels 24 13 0 11 2 298 324 −26 181
15   Sydney Roosters 24 6 0 18 2 443 576 −133 16
16   Newcastle Knights 24 1 1 22 2 305 800 −495 7

1 Parramatta were deducted 12 competition points and their for/against tally accumulated between rounds 1-9 for gross long-term salary cap breaches.


Ladder progressionEdit

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top 8.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished last place on the ladder in that round.
  • Underlined numbers indicate that the team had a bye during that round.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
1   Melbourne Storm 2 4 6 6 8 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 38 40 40 42
2   Canberra Raiders 2 4 5 5 7 7 7 9 9 9 11 13 15 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39
3   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks (P) 0 2 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 37 37 37 37 39 39
4   North Queensland Cowboys 2 2 4 4 6 8 10 12 14 14 16 16 18 18 20 22 24 24 26 28 28 28 28 30 32 34
5   Brisbane Broncos 2 4 4 6 8 10 12 14 14 16 16 16 16 18 20 20 20 22 24 24 24 26 28 30 32 34
6   Penrith Panthers 0 0 2 2 4 4 6 6 8 10 10 12 12 14 16 18 18 18 20 22 22 24 26 28 30 32
7   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 2 4 4 6 6 8 8 10 10 12 14 14 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 26 28 30 32 32 32 32
8   Gold Coast Titans 2 2 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 8 10 12 14 14 16 16 16 18 20 22 23 23 25 27 27 27
9   Wests Tigers 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 8 10 10 12 14 14 16 16 18 20 22 24 24 24 26 26
10   New Zealand Warriors 0 0 0 2 4 4 6 6 8 8 8 10 12 14 16 16 18 20 20 20 22 24 24 24 24 24
11   St. George Illawarra Dragons 0 0 2 4 4 4 6 8 8 10 10 12 14 14 16 18 18 20 20 20 20 20 22 22 22 24
12   South Sydney Rabbitohs 2 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 8 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 14 14 16 18 20 22
13   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 0 0 2 4 4 6 6 8 8 8 8 10 10 10 10 10 12 14 16 18 20 20 20 20 20 20
14   Parramatta Eels* 0 2 4 6 6 8 10 10 12 0 0 2 4 6 8 10 10 12 12 12 12 14 14 14 16 18
15   Sydney Roosters 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 4 4 4 6 8 8 8 10 10 10 10 10 12 12 14 16 16 16
16   Newcastle Knights 0 0 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Finals seriesEdit

A new format of extra time was introduced for the finals series where two additional 5-minute periods are played and if the scores are still tied afterwards, the next team to score wins.

The 2016 Finals series is notable as the first time three Queensland teams have all made the finals in one season.

Canberra also broke a long preliminary final drought reaching their first grand final qualifier in 19 years.[17]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time (Local) Venue Referees Crowd
QUALIFYING & ELIMINATION FINALS
  Brisbane Broncos 44 – 28   Gold Coast Titans 9 September 2016, 8:00pm Suncorp Stadium Gerard Sutton
Gavin Badger
43,170
  Canberra Raiders 14 – 16   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 10 September 2016, 5:45pm GIO Stadium Canberra Matt Cecchin
Alan Shortall
25,592
  Melbourne Storm 16 – 10   North Queensland Cowboys 10 September 2016, 8:00pm AAMI Park Ben Cummins
Grant Atkins
21,233
  Penrith Panthers 28 – 12   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 11 September 2016, 4:15pm Allianz Stadium Jared Maxwell
Chris James
22,631
SEMI FINALS
  North Queensland Cowboys 26 – 20   Brisbane Broncos 16 September 2016, 8:05pm 1300SMILES Stadium Matt Cecchin
Alan Shortall
23,804
  Canberra Raiders 22 – 12   Penrith Panthers 17 September 2016, 7:50pm GIO Stadium Canberra Ben Cummins
Gerard Sutton
21,498
PRELIMINARY FINALS
  Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 32 – 20   North Queensland Cowboys 23 September 2016, 8:05pm Allianz Stadium Ben Cummins
Gerard Sutton
36,717
  Melbourne Storm 14 – 12   Canberra Raiders 24 September 2016, 7:55pm AAMI Park Matt Cecchin
Alan Shortall
28,161

† Match decided in extra time.

ChartEdit

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 10 Sept, AAMI Park  
1    Melbourne 16  
4    North Queensland 10     SF1: 16 Sept, 1300SMILES Stadium  
       North Queensland 26    
EF1: 9 Sept, Suncorp Stadium        Brisbane 20       PF1: 24 Sept, AAMI Park
5    Brisbane 44          Melbourne 14  
8    Gold Coast 28            Canberra 12     GF: 2 Oct, ANZ Stadium
           Melbourne 12
  EF2: 11 Sept, Allianz Stadium       PF2: 23 Sept, Allianz Stadium        Cronulla-Sutherland 14
6    Penrith 28            Cronulla-Sutherland 32  
7    Canterbury-Bankstown 12     SF2: 17 Sept, GIO Stadium Canberra          North Queensland 20  
       Canberra 22    
QF2: 10 Sept, GIO Stadium Canberra        Penrith 12    
2    Canberra 14  
3    Cronulla-Sutherland 16  


Grand finalEdit

Sunday, 2 October
7:35pm AEDT
Melbourne Storm   12 – 14   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Tries:
Jesse Bromwich (50') 1
Will Chambers (64') 1
Goals:
Cameron Smith 2/2
(51', 65')
1st: 0 - 8
2nd: 12 - 6
Tries:
Ben Barba (15') 1
Andrew Fifita (69') 1
Goals:
James Maloney 3/3
(8' pen, 16', 71')
ANZ Stadium
Attendance: 83,625
Clive Churchill Medalist: Luke Lewis
Referee: Matt Cecchin, Ben Cummins

Regular season player statisticsEdit

The following statistics are at the conclusion of Round 26.

TransfersEdit

PlayersEdit

Player 2015 Club 2016 Club
Dale Copley   Brisbane Broncos   Sydney Roosters
Mitchell Dodds   Brisbane Broncos   Super League: Warrington Wolves
Justin Hodges   Brisbane Broncos Retirement
Todd Lowrie   Brisbane Broncos Retirement
David Stagg   Brisbane Broncos Retirement
Daniel Vidot   Brisbane Broncos   Super League: Salford Red Devils
Joel Edwards   Canberra Raiders   Wests Tigers
Josh McCrone   Canberra Raiders   St. George Illawarra Dragons
David Shillington   Canberra Raiders   Gold Coast Titans
Dane Tilse   Canberra Raiders   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers
Sisa Waqa   Canberra Raiders FC Grenoble (French rugby)
Trent Hodkinson   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   Newcastle Knights
Tim Lafai   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Frank Pritchard   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   Super League: Hull F.C.
Corey Thompson   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs   Super League: Widnes Vikings
Blake Ayshford   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   New Zealand Warriors
Michael Gordon   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Parramatta Eels
Jeff Robson   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   New Zealand Warriors
Anthony Tupou   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks   Super League: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Kalifa Faifai Loa   Gold Coast Titans   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Beau Falloon   Gold Coast Titans   Super League: Leeds Rhinos
Kevin Gordon   Gold Coast Titans Retirement
Nate Myles   Gold Coast Titans   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Ben Ridge   Gold Coast Titans Retirement
James Roberts   Gold Coast Titans   Brisbane Broncos
Aidan Sezer   Gold Coast Titans   Canberra Raiders
Dave Taylor   Gold Coast Titans   Super League: Catalans Dragons
Brad Tighe   Gold Coast Titans Retirement
Matthew White   Gold Coast Titans   Melbourne Storm
Matt Ballin   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Wests Tigers
Luke Burgess   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Super League: Salford Red Devils
Kieran Foran   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Parramatta Eels
James Hasson   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Parramatta Eels
Peta Hiku   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Penrith Panthers
Justin Horo   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Super League: Catalans Dragons
Dunamis Lui   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Willie Mason   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Super League: Catalans Dragons
Feleti Mateo   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Super League: Salford Red Devils
Jesse Sene-Lefao   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Tom Symonds   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles   Super League: Huddersfield Giants
David Williams   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Retirement
Matt Duffie   Melbourne Storm Auckland Blues (Super Rugby)
Mahe Fonua   Melbourne Storm   Super League: Hull F.C.
Ryan Hinchcliffe   Melbourne Storm   Super League: Huddersfield Giants
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs   Melbourne Storm Retirement
Kurt Mann   Melbourne Storm   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Dayne Weston   Melbourne Storm   Leigh Centurions
Adam Clydsdale   Newcastle Knights   Canberra Raiders
David Fa'alogo   Newcastle Knights Retirement
Kurt Gidley   Newcastle Knights   Super League: Warrington Wolves
Chris Houston   Newcastle Knights   Super League: Widnes Vikings
Joseph Leilua   Newcastle Knights   Canberra Raiders
James McManus   Newcastle Knights Retirement
Clint Newton   Newcastle Knights Retirement
Tyrone Roberts   Newcastle Knights   Gold Coast Titans
Beau Scott   Newcastle Knights   Parramatta Eels
Nathan Friend   New Zealand Warriors   Gold Coast Titans
Konrad Hurrell   New Zealand Warriors   Gold Coast Titans
Sebastine Ikahihifo   New Zealand Warriors   Super League: Huddersfield Giants
Dominique Peyroux   New Zealand Warriors   Super League: St. Helens
Sam Rapira   New Zealand Warriors   Super League: Huddersfield Giants
Sam Tomkins   New Zealand Warriors   Super League: Wigan Warriors
Chad Townsend   New Zealand Warriors   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Glenn Hall   North Queensland Cowboys Retirement
Robert Lui   North Queensland Cowboys   Super League: Salford Red Devils
Matthew Wright   North Queensland Cowboys   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Beau Champion   Parramatta Eels Retirement
Ben Crooks   Parramatta Eels   Super League: Castleford Tigers
Richie Fa'aoso   Parramatta Eels Retirement
Will Hopoate   Parramatta Eels   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Darcy Lussick   Parramatta Eels   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Ryan Morgan   Parramatta Eels   Melbourne Storm
Pauli Pauli   Parramatta Eels   Newcastle Knights
Joseph Paulo   Parramatta Eels   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Reece Robinson   Parramatta Eels New South Wales Waratahs (Super Rugby)
Chris Sandow   Parramatta Eels   Super League: Warrington Wolves
Anthony Watmough   Parramatta Eels Retirement
Lewis Brown   Penrith Panthers   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Jamal Idris   Penrith Panthers Hiatus
Brent Kite   Penrith Panthers Retirement
Apisai Koroisau   Penrith Panthers   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Sika Manu   Penrith Panthers   Super League: Hull F.C.
Nigel Plum   Penrith Panthers Retirement
James Segeyaro   Penrith Panthers   Super League: Leeds Rhinos
David Simmons   Penrith Panthers Retirement
Elijah Taylor   Penrith Panthers   Wests Tigers
Tim Grant   South Sydney Rabbitohs   Wests Tigers
Ben Lowe   South Sydney Rabbitohs Retirement
Issac Luke   South Sydney Rabbitohs   New Zealand Warriors
Chris McQueen   South Sydney Rabbitohs   Gold Coast Titans
Glenn Stewart   South Sydney Rabbitohs   Super League: Catalans Dragons
Dylan Walker   South Sydney Rabbitohs   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Dylan Farrell   St. George Illawarra Dragons Retirement
Dan Hunt   St. George Illawarra Dragons Retirement
Heath L'Estrange   St. George Illawarra Dragons Retirement
Peter Mata'utia   St. George Illawarra Dragons   Newcastle Knights
Trent Merrin   St. George Illawarra Dragons   Penrith Panthers
George Rose   St. George Illawarra Dragons Retirement
Michael Jennings   Sydney Roosters   Parramatta Eels
James Maloney   Sydney Roosters   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Nathan Stapleton   Sydney Roosters   London Broncos
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck   Sydney Roosters   New Zealand Warriors
Jack Buchanan   Wests Tigers   Super League: Widnes Vikings
Josh Drinkwater   Wests Tigers   Leigh Centurions
Keith Galloway   Wests Tigers   Super League: Leeds Rhinos
Tim Moltzen   Wests Tigers Retirement
Pat Richards   Wests Tigers   Super League: Catalans Dragons
Martin Taupau   Wests Tigers   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Ian Henderson   Super League: Catalans Dragons   Sydney Roosters
Jeff Lima   Super League: Catalans Dragons   Canberra Raiders
Michael Oldfield   Super League: Catalans Dragons   South Sydney Rabbitohs
Zeb Taia   Super League: Catalans Dragons   Gold Coast Titans
Elliott Whitehead   Super League: Catalans Dragons   Canberra Raiders
Mickey Paea   Super League: Hull F.C.   Newcastle Knights
Jordan Rankin   Super League: Hull F.C.   Wests Tigers
Tyrone McCarthy   Super League: Hull Kingston Rovers   St. George Illawarra Dragons
Pita Godinet   Super League: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Joe Burgess   Super League: Wigan Warriors   Sydney Roosters
Dane Nielsen   Bradford Bulls   South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sam Burgess Bath Rugby (English rugby)   South Sydney Rabbitohs

Source:[18]

CoachesEdit

Coach 2015 Club 2016 Club
Trent Barrett   Country   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Nathan Brown NA   Newcastle Knights
Craig Fitzgibbon NA   Country
Anthony Griffin Brisbane Broncos   Penrith Panthers
Mal Meninga   Queensland   Australia
Kevin Walters NA   Queensland

AttendancesEdit

Total and average home attendances:[19]

Team Games Total Average
Brisbane 12 404,306 33,692
Melbourne 12 216,944 18,079
North Queensland 12 200,582 16,715
Wests Tigers 12 184,674 15,390
Canterbury 12 182,419 15,202
Cronulla 12 174,941 14,578
Newcastle 12 173,484 14,457
Manly 12 173,171 14,431
Souths 12 171,973 14,331
New Zealand 12 171,620 14,302
Parramatta 12 167,144 13,929
Gold Coast Titans 12 165,671 13,806
St George Illawarra 12 163,588 13,632
Penrith 12 153,820 12,818
Canberra 12 146,195 12,183
Sydney Roosters 12 122,820 10,235

ReferencesEdit

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