Since he was last in the NRL, Ben Barba has had a brief spell in rugby union with Toulon and in Super League with St Helens.
A 44-10 win against Parramatta Eels saw Sydney Roosters claim a fourth minor premiership in six years.
Johnathan Thurston will focus on his work in the community after playing his last NRL match.
North Queensland Cowboys legend Johnathan Thurston has retired from rugby league, so we take a look back at his NRL career in numbers.
North Queensland Cowboys came back from 18-6 down at half-time to beat Gold Coast Titans 30-26 in Johnathan Thurston's final match.
Johnathan Thurston scored 16 points with the boot and was typically dangerous with ball in hand in a fitting Townsville swansong.
As Johnathan Thurston prepares to play in Townsville for the final time with North Queensland Cowboys, we run through six home highlights.
Penrith Panthers versus Newcastle Knights finished with just 22 men on the pitch, the hosts' loss enabling their top-four rivals to pounce.
North Queensland Cowboys' star man Johnathan Thurston will retire at the end of the 2018 NRL season as planned.
Coen Hess spoiled Sam Thaiday's 300th NRL game with a late try to give North Queensland Cowboys a dramatic derby win.