AEST 09:30, Thu Dec 18 2014
It was a season of drought breaking victories, off-field controversy, refereeing bungles and of course, brilliant individual performance.
In State of Origin, NSW finally broke Queensland's eight-year stranglehold, while South Sydney ended 41 years in the wilderness with a cherished premiership win and the Kiwis triumphed in the Four Nations.
But 2014 was also tempered by the paralysing injury suffered by Newcastle's Alex McKinnon, the end of the ASADA investigation into doping and Todd Carney's sacking for his "bubbler" photo.
Souths' drought-breaking premiership was the story of 2014.