NRL grand final: What you need to know

Here's how you can give our Cowboys the send off they deserve

North Queensland have been wonderful in the finals, but Melbourne have too much class in their line-up, and they will be determined to avenge last year's grand final defeat to Cronulla in what will be Cronk's last game for the Storm, and potentially Billy Slater's last game as well.

The Cowboys halfback and rampaging lock were spoken about as potential x-factors however had little influence on the game as the Storm comprehensively outplayed the Townsville-based underdogs at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.

They have instead been forced to move their final training session to Sydney's Jubilee Park in Kogorah.

The Storm sent departing halfback Cooper Cronk out a title victor with a six tries to one dismantling of the underdog Cowboys in front of almost 80,000 spectators at ANZ Stadium.

Paul Green has got them believing in their systems and therefore you have just got to bring your attitude and form and they have done that and they are willing to do that for each other for 80 minutes. You are going to be better for the run for this year.

Sports fans have seen a host of fairytales in recent years and Richmond added its name to the expanding list on Saturday in the AFL grand final.

Breakneck speed: Joshua Addo-Carr sprints away to score for the Storm. You've made me a ten-times better player.

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No single player at the Storm needs to lift but they'll have to fix the lacklustre starts to matches that have plagued them over the last few weeks.

Against the Storm, the Cowboys, once again, fell behind early, trailing 18-0 at the break.

The Cowboys were the story of the season, sneaking into the playoffs in eighth spot and winning three knockout matches to book their place in the big show. Craig Bellamy's entire team and staff have done rugby league a service in 2017 by expanding the possibilities of how the game can be played. And when Billy Slater crossed for the Storm's third try a couple of tackles later, a road to nowhere is exactly what the Cowboys seemed to be on.

That's thanks in large to his powerful 92kg frame, which means Morgan is just as capable of powering through the defensive line as he is of throwing a pinpoint flat ball to send a teammate through a gap.

But the minor premiers were not exactly at their free-flowing best and it was a scrappy encounter, with three of Melbourne's four tries coming in the final 20 minutes. Addo-Carr bagged his double in the 73rd minute after some lovely lead-up work from Cronk and Slater before a attractive long-cut-out from Tohu Harris to seal the dominant 34-6 result.

After the preliminary final, Roosters coach Trent Robinson declared that Morgan is the best player in the world right now, and that is hard to dispute.

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