Who won the Clive Churchill Medal at the 2017 NRL Grand Final

North Queensland don't shoot themselves in the foot too often, respecting possession when they get it and priding themselves on achieving a low figure in the missed tackle category.

"They have been through the journey with me", he said.

"It's just ingrained in the place and in the squad. Routine is good and it's a winning routine at the moment", Green said.

"You can see it watching the games on telly, even if you're not there". The best first tryscorer odds you can get for the Storm player is $7.

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

Shaun Fensom learnt his trade as a hard running and tackling back rower at Bellingen.

"The last two years have been really tough on them, as it has been on me".

Nine's Wide World of Sports has released details of what it is calling a blockbuster day of 2017 Telstra NRL Grand Final coverage when the Melbourne Storm plays the North Queensland Cowboys on Sunday. "I'll hang it up with pride. and then I've got some thinking to do haven't I?"

"I've been injured since the middle of the season so coped pretty well with the week".

"The transition from Canberra to up there, the club has been fantastic and it's just been seamless".

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. A sharp analyst, Brett also played 10 State of Origin games for New South Wales and 22 Tests for Australia.

The 33-year-old admitted to being emotional about his exit on grand final eve.

For the Cowboys, spearhead Jason Taumalolo went missing after only just managing to crack triple figures in a finals series where he averaged over 250 metres.

The nature of their 30-0 victory has made them heavy favourites to win the trophy and make up for the disappointment of last season's heart-breaking defeat.

"Sometimes you guys don't know how hard it is to make a grand final, let alone win one".

The North Queensland Cowboys battled bravely right to the end were barely in the contest right from the outset against a Storm side that were clinical and relentless from the opening whistle in Cronk's final game in purple.

The Cowboys' Michael Morgan said he was embarrassed by the final score of 34-6, but there was no more reason for embarrassment from the Cowboys than for humility from the Storm.

Whichever way the result goes at ANZ Stadium, it will be remembered as a fairytale. Melbourne Storm are the champions for 2017, dispensing with the fairy tale Cowboys with arguably their best performance of the season.

The Bromwich line break was one of two opportunities the Storm had to open the scoring, only for some desperate Cowboys defence to hold firm.

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