Josh is the young pup who has proven himself to be a key part of the Bulldogs’ success. A premiership victory would catapult him into the top class of five-eighths in the NRL and secure him a place in Bulldogs history.
A lot is said about the ‘big three’ down in Melbourne but no one can underestimate what Gareth brings to the Storm. Can Widdop stand out in a superstar team and secure a place back in the record books for the Storm?
No coach in history has won back-to-back grand finals with two different teams so Dessie and the Bulldogs have a chance to re-write the record books if they can calm the Storm. Does Des still have the wood over Bellamy?
A win for the Storm will spark a party like it’s 1999 and help erase the pain of being stripped of their two premierships from 2007 and 2009. Will the Storm gain revenge on Hasler and stop him from becoming back-to-back Dessie?
A young Willie Mason in full flight was as hard to stop as any player in the game and this Bulldogs team filled with future stars delivered a resounding win against the Roosters. Was Willie a more deserving Clive Churchill winner then Noddy?
It was only their second year in the competition but that didn’t stop Kimmorley from taking his team all the way to the top. Even though he had help from that famous penalty try, Noddy still walked home with the Clive Churchill medal.
Aiden Tolman has been the backbone of the Bulldogs forward pack all year, leading the way by hitting up the ball more than any other player that will take the field on grand final day. Are hit-ups more valuable to a team than tackles?
Forget his great work from dummy half and his leadership across the park, Cam Smith is also the Storm’s best tackler. Does Smith’s hard work in defence deserve more recognition than Tolman’s high energy hit-ups?