Now officially an NRL 300-gamer, Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk is just excited about getting the chance to play his 301st next Sunday.
Storm's young brigade all played critical parts in shaping their season and it's those players who Cameron Smith and coach Craig Bellamy are most pleased for.
Melbourne won an epic clash with Canberra to advance to the Grand Final, here are five key points from Saturday night's preliminary final.
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.