The Melbourne Storm will take on the Cronulla Sharks in the 2016 Grand Final after beating the Raiders at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
The Melbourne Storm and Canberra Raiders have named their final teams ahead of Saturday night's Preliminary Final at AAMI Park.
Melbourne Storm's Cooper Cronk goes head-to-head with Canberra Raiders' Aidan Sezer in an NRL Telstra Premiership preliminary final.
Craig Bellamy has defended his side following more talk around the tackling tactics used by the Melbourne Storm in their qualifying final win.
The late team changes and injury news heading into the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership preliminary finals.
Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk will become just the 11th player to play 300 NRL matches for a single club in a momentous Preliminary Final on Saturday.
Strong performances from Melbourne's interchange forwards have been key to their charge to the minor premiership and preliminary finals according to Tim Glasby.
These sides were the two best teams after 26 Rounds this season, but only one will be playing for the chance to lift the Provan-Summons trophy next Sunday.
Melbourne Storm fullback Cameron Munster took time out from 2016 Telstra Premiership finals preparations to chat with fans on @NRL Twitter.
This week on The Breakdown, NRL.com analyst Matt Elliott assesses all four preliminary finals sides ahead of this weekend's grand final qualifiers.