Melbourne wins National Rugby League title, beats Cowboys

Melbourne wins National Rugby League title, beats Cowboys

Melbourne wins National Rugby League title, beats Cowboys

I love playing this game.

Asked if he had an issue with the decision not to call play back for obstruction after the 34-6 loss, Green replied: "Yeah I did, I thought the ref knocked him over and I reckon he would have made the tackle on Addo-Carr, so yeah".

The best chance the Cowboys have of upsetting the Storm is to get up in the favourites' faces early.

But the 2015 premiership victor has showed plenty of toughness this season.

If there is any weakness at all in the Storm's defence, it is out wide - particular on the right edge.

Meanwhile, star half back Cooper Cronk, who is leaving the Storm after this year and who may never play again, said he didn't know where he'd be if it wasn't for Melbourne Storm.

'Thank you for everything you've done for me over my career, but especially the last few years.

This is the first time MrsDwan will see the Cowboys in a grand final.

Michael Morgan has been the A through to Z factor in attack, but Jake Granville is the player who could really explode in the decider.

Finding holes in the Storm is hard, but if you were looking for negatives, you could - before this victory - have pointed to their failure to convert competition dominance into title victories. The Bega-born prop had previously lost three grand finals, but it looked like that Storm magic dust had finally seeped into his skin.

"We've just got to minimise his space and go from there". He'll want them to build pressure through a pin-point accurate kicking game.

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.

For when will another NRL side be graced with a Three as Big as this? Billy Slater, Josh Ado-Carr and Suliasi Vunivalu are all devastating runners of the ball. And it was a Cowboys team missing their two best players (and co-captains) - Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott.

'I didn't really know mate.

"But we wanted to get there for Coops and make sure that tonight was a special night for him". They were underdogs in their qualifying final against the Sharks but sneaked a 15-14 victory, and they were not given much hope of beating the Eels in the semis.

Melbourne will also target the Cowboys' front row pair of John Asiata and Scott Bolton.

Smith sums it up best.

Their path to the Grand Final has been easy and dominant, and their dominance over the Cowboys in recent years is absolute. It was the same story as he crossed for his double from a Tohu Harris cut-out pass in the closing stages, even as the emotions of a grand final win were becoming very real.

The games that the Cowboys have been in have been great practice for what's coming Sunday.

The Storm have been the best team all year, losing just four times, and blitzed the Broncos 30-0 in their preliminary final.

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