The Telstra Premiership Grand Final loss to the Sharks hurt everyone at the Storm, but perhaps no player was stung more than lock forward Dale Finucane.
To pass, or not to pass? That is the question Storm centre Will Chambers will likely ponder in the off-season after Melbourne's grand final loss to the Sharks.
Only twice in the history of the NRL has a player made more tackles than Storm captain Cameron Smith did in the 2016 Telstra Premiership Grand Final.
Injured Storm fullback Billy Slater says he will only return next season if 100 per cent fit after he watched his side fall to the Sharks in the 2016 decider.
The ghost of Harold Holt laid to rest, Michael Ennis goes out swinging, James Maloney stamps himself as an elite playmaker and Storm's defence stands tall.
NRL.com rates the performances of all 17 Melbourne Storm players in the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.
The Cronulla Sharks have claimed their maiden NRL title, ending a 49-year drought with a tight grand final win over the Storm at ANZ Stadium on Sunday night.
The Storm and Sharks have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final at ANZ Stadium on Sunday night.
Join us for rolling coverage of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final day, with updates across all three grades from ANZ Stadium.
Melbourne Storm's Cameron Smith and Cronulla Sharks' Michael Ennis go head-to-head in the NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final.