Storm skipper Cameron Smith is backing his forward pack to take it to the much-vaunted Cowboys big men when the sides meet in Melbourne on Saturday night.
12 months ago North Queensland knocked the Storm out of the finals and then went on to win the premiership and the rematch shapes as an epic blockbuster.
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Storm forward Dale Finucane took time out from 2016 Telstra Premiership finals preparations to chat with fans on @NRL Twitter.
Cowboys superstar Johnathan Thurston has confirmed he will line up against the Storm this weekend, while fellow captain Matt Scott remains in doubt.
The Storm will look to do the impossible in their final at AAMI Park on Saturday night against the Cowboys; shutting down Johnathan Thurston.
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Will Chambers admits last season's preliminary final loss to the Cowboys is still on the minds of some Storm players.
It should come as no surprise that five Raiders, three Storm and two Cowboys headline NRL.com's Team of the Year for season 2016.