Melbourne Storm's Kenny Bromwich and Cameron Smith after their preliminary final win over Canberra.

NRL Snapshot: Finals Week 3

The key talking points, injuries and judiciary news from the third weekend of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series.

Sharks v Cowboys 

A brutal 80 minutes from a fresh Sharks outfit bundled the 2015 premiers out of this year's title race to book a place into a grand final 20 years after their last decider. The Cowboys simply had no answers for Cronulla's first half ambush.

Injuries: No major injuries.

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Sharks smash Cowboys
Sharks v Cowboys: Five key points
WATCH: Match highlights

 

Storm v Raiders 

A brain explosion from Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton midway through the second half has helped the Melbourne Storm to a 14-12 win to qualify for the 2016 decider. It ended two tries apiece, but the Storm controlled the bigger moments to enter another grand final. 

Injuries: Jarrod Croker (knee), Joseph Leilua (hamstring), Josh Papalii (ankle).

Judiciary: No charges.

Match report: Storm hang on to beat Raiders
Storm v Raiders: Five key points
WATCH: Match highlights

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