Where the NRL grand final will be won

Where the NRL grand final will be won

Melbourne have sent Cooper Cronk out a victor after routing North Queensland 34-6 to claim the 2017 NRL premiership on Sunday.

That's what Cronulla had to do a year ago.

"I think we've done what we needed to do to win, to be honest", Storm skipper Cameron Smith said. No matter how good the Cowboys have been throughout this finals series, their best wasn't going to be better than Melbourne's best. However, the Storm have beaten the Cowboys on each of the last seven times they have met, and majority have been comfortable victories.

He is their point of attack.

On Sunday night there was all of that, but he also had his running shoes on - darting out of dummy half all night to cause the Cowboys all sorts of headaches.

Thankfully this is the previous year Nine can determine starting times.

If you've got a traditional Foxtel subscription, you can download the Foxtel Go app to your computer or mobile device and watch the game there. I mean, everyone fudges the books from time to time, don't they? They held the Broncos to nil in the preliminary final and raced out to an 18-0 lead on Sunday despite going 58 minutes without a penalty.

Through the finals they average only eight errors per match, employing a safety-first style which saw them offload less than any team in the NRL this season, and finish with one of the best average completion rates over 24 regular season games.

For the Sharks past year, Andrew Fifita, Matt Prior, Paul Gallen and Chris Heighington were superb.

Storm five-eighth Cameron Munster described Morgan as the form player of the competition while halfback Cooper Cronk argued his opposite number had surpassed him on current form. Their confidence is infectious on the rest of the group.

Four weeks later, the Cowboys stand just 80 minutes away from completing the unlikeliest fairytale in NRL history.

The only time the Cowboys will be vulnerable is when Taumalolo leaves the field for a rest in the middle of the game.

Dale Finucane restored his team's advantage in the 64th minute and from there the Storm were never threatened as they avenged last year's grand final loss to Cronulla.

That experienced trio, Jesse Bromwich and centre Will Chambers are the only players in the Storm side remaining from their 2012 grand final winning side.

The Cowboys are heavy outsiders, but they have been for the last month and they just keep coming up with the plays that matter when they're required. It's good practice - you hear Craig Bellamy talk about it all the time - just practising good habits.

"Winterstein one-on-one with the big Fijian (Suliasi Vunivalu) could be catastrophic, or even some deft kicks in behind Winterstein to make him turn and chase because he is really hindered by that hamstring".

Melbourne have been setting the pace all season and are deserved favourites heading into the grand final.

"That's the challenge: to be able to do your job when the pressure is on", Powell said.

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