The Storm almost lost Cameron Smith to Canberra as a 19-year-old but the hooker has gone on to be the central figure in a 15-year era of success.
A fully fit Sharks prop Sam Tagataese is keenly awaiting whether he will make the cut to play the Melbourne Storm in the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.
Melbourne star Cooper Cronk says James Maloney can take plenty of credit for helping the Sharks to the grand final in his first year at the NRL club.
While the Storm and Sharks don't have the storied rivalry of some of the recent grand finalists, that hasn't stopped these sides producing classic encounters.
The Melbourne Storm's big-game experience will see them win the 2016 NRL premiership, according to Maroons legend Brent Tate.
Sunday will mark the 50th and final time Blake Green will run out in a Storm jersey, and he believes a win would be the perfect way to leave the club.
Re-live the best moments from the third week of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series, as the Sharks and Storm progressed to the grand final.
The key talking points, injuries and judiciary news from the third weekend of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.
Five key duels that will shape the NRL grand final between Melbourne and Cronulla.
Now officially an NRL 300-gamer, Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk is just excited about getting the chance to play his 301st next Sunday.