They were inseparable after 16 games, and nothing changed after 26.
Cooper Cronk's historic week could continue on tonight with the Melbourne star headlining a strong contingent of players for the Dally M medal.
James Maloney knows plenty about grand finals and the Cronulla star reckons his halves partner Chad Townsend is primed for the game of his life in the NRL decider against Melbourne.
Melbourne can stamp their reputation as the greatest team of the NRL era after moving into next week's grand final with a tense 14-12 win over Canberra.
Cronulla are just 80 minutes away from breaking one of Australian sport's most famous hoodoos following their ruthless 36-20 demolition of North Queensland on Friday night.
David Kidwell's first foray into professional league was sealed over a breakfast scotch and milk at a Christchurch hotel 21 years ago.
Kieran Foran might just be the most important signing in the Warriors' history.
Kieran Foran will resume his NRL career with the Warriors - pending a clearance from the NRL - after signing a one-year deal with the Auckland-based club for next season.
Uncapped hooker Tolu Latu and winger Sefa Naivalu have been called up to the Australia squad for their final two Rugby Championship matches against South Africa and Argentina.
The mental scars have finally healed for North Queensland.
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga believes new Warriors mentor Stephen Kearney is the best man to help the Auckland club realise their unfulfilled potential.
In revealing his vision for the Kiwis, newly promoted New Zealand test coach David Kidwell intends to draw on the past to drive the side forward into the future.
Kidwell was announced as the new head coach of the national test side by New Zealand Rugby League chief executive Alex Hayton at an announcement in downtown Auckland this afternoon.
The Warriors could be beaten in their bid to sign Kieran Foran, with Canterbury reportedly set to make the Kiwis international an offer as early as today.
Simon Mannering is positive about the Warriors' coaching changes, but says there is no magic fix for the Auckland club.
Eric Watson admits the Warriors are a fragile team - and nothing will get better until that changes.
OPINION: Newly appointed coach Stephen Kearney is not going to be the saviour of Warriors that the fans desperately want.
David Kidwell is the leading contender to replace Stephen Kearney as coach of the Kiwis.
It's official: Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney has been signed on a three-year deal to replace Andrew McFadden as head coach of the Warriors.
The Warriors deny Kieran Foran is set to sign a deal in the next 24 hours - but it appears more a matter of when, not if, the troubled playmaker will put pen to paper with the Auckland-based NRL club.