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The victorious Roosters dressing room.

Welcome to's rolling coverage of NRL Grand Final Day with live and up to date reports and information of events throughout the afternoon and evening.

We'll have everything you need to know about the NRL women's grand final, Intrust Super State Championship grand final and the NRL grand final, plus all the post-game press conferences as they go live.

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11.14pm: That is all from the live blog on NRL Grand Final Day. Congratulations to the Roosters who were worthy premiers. Keep an eye on for all the post-game analysis.

11.11pm: Five-eighth Luke Keary: ''I knew what I had to do on the field, so I just went out there and did it." Hooker and co-captain Jake Friend: "We started preparing to win early in the week. You can't just turn up on game day and expect things to always go your way."

11.06pm: Roosters coach Trent Robinson: "Our season was built on defence.. we build our house after laying the foundations..When it comes to Cooper (Cronk), I've never seen someone so mentally strong.. he got through four needles and played his role.''

Cronk explains his decision to play

10.42pm: Storm captain Cameron Smith: "With Cooper's injury they essentially played with 12 it was a fair effort to win the game..He managed to avoid major contact...that's down to experience, he knew what he had to do. In terms of my playing career (future) I'll put my feet up and relax with my family for a few weeks... I'm sure we can work something out soon."

10.37pm: Storm coach Craig Bellamy in the post-game press conference: ''We didn't start well and the defence from the Roosters was outstanding. They also started way better than we did. We always expected Cooper to play, we know how articulate he is when it comes to his preparation.'' 

10.08pm: Here are the Grand final player ratings from the Roosters and Storm.

10.03pm: Still want your grand final footy fix after the final whistle ? Watch the post-game press conferences from the Roosters and Storm LIVE.

10pm: Roosters co-captain Jake Friend: ''To Craig (Bellamy), Cam (Smith), and the whole Melbourne team, I want to thank you for a tough game tonight. Special mention to Ryan Hoffman and Billy Slater, congratulations on great careers and enjoy your retirement. To all of the Roosters fans and the fans that came out tonight, thank you very much for your support all year. We love you guys and we appreciate you being out here, week in and week out. To our families and our friends, to all of you guys who put up with us every week, we love you guys. To the boys, and everyone involved in this awesome club, I love you all. And boys, yee ha!"

9.55pm: Storm captain Cameron Smith: "It's obviously a disappointing match for us to leave for the last one of the season. Sometimes you have to take your hat off to the opposition when they play too well and the Roosters were that tonight. They played a fantastic game. Right from the opening whistle they knew exactly what they needed to do tonight and they executed perfectly. Congratulations to the Roosters, finishing minor premiers and premiers, that's a great effort.

Storm captain Cameron Smith.
Storm captain Cameron Smith. ©Grant Trouville/NRL Photos

"I thank our entire organisation, all of our sponsors, to everyone who helped get us on the field every week, all of our coaches and support staff and medical staff, you do a lot of work to get us ready every game. You've done a great job this year. Thanks so much for the hard work you put in. To the rest of our team, boys, congratulations on a great year. Unfortunately we came up against good opposition tonight and fell short. We'll be back next year. A special mention to a couple of my good mates, Billy Slater and Ryan Hoffman. Boys, you both had fantastic careers. You've delighted so many people in the stands with what you have done on the field. And you've certainly made a lot of people proud at our football club. ... And lastly, to everyone who came out tonight, it was a great crowd and a wonderful atmosphere."

9.48pm: Luke Keary on stage: ''Firstly, thanks, Joyce (Churchill), for coming tonight, and handing out the medal. Thanks to Melbourne, three Grand Finals in a row. It is a tough thing to do. You are an awesome team, Cameron (Smith) and Craig (Bellamy). Obviously, Billy (Slater).. you have had a great career and it has been a pleasure to play against you. I wish you nothing but the best. To our boys... we did it. It has been an awesome year. Everyone has got a bit of this medal. All 30 of us, all the support staff, I can't thank you enough.''

9.43pm: Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary announced as winner of the 2018 Clive Churchill Medal.

9.35pm: Boyd Cordner has revealed star halfback Cooper Cronk played the grand final with broken scapula.

The Roosters were made aware on Saturday that Cronk would be playing in the grand final.

9.26pm: The Sydney Roosters are your 2018 Telstra Premiership winners.

9.25pm: Cameron Munster is sin-binned and placed on report for a kick to the head of Joseph Manu in the 77th minute. It was the second time the Storm pivot was given a ten-minute spell in the biggest game of 2018. Latrell Mitchell pilots home the penalty for a 21-6 lead in the 78th minute.

9.17pm: A brutal tackle from Joseph Manu dislodges the ball from Storm centre Curtis Scott in the 75th minute. The title is heading to Bondi.

9.11pm: Luke Keary slots a field goal to give the Roosters a 19-6 lead in the 68th minute.

9.02pm: Josh Addo-Carr gets Melbourne on the board after streaking away following an intercept in the 62nd minute. Roosters lead 18-6. 

Addo-Carr 85 metre intercept try

8.57pm: Cameron Munster bombs a certain try for the Storm when he fails to pass when his team had a three-on-one overlap in the 57th minute. Could prove to be telling.

8.55pm: Cameron Munster is denied a try by the NRL Bunker in the 54th minute. It followed a courageous tackle from Cronk on Nelson Asofa-Solomona in the 52nd minute.

8.43pm: Blake Ferguson is denied by a desperate cover tackle from Munster a metre out from the line. 18-0 Roosters in the 43rd minute.

8.25pm: Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary's first half analysis on Channel 9 with Brad Fittler: 'We just needed to work hard when defending their first three tackles in their sets and then take our chances with the ball'.

8.21pm: Halftime: Sydney Roosters 18 Melbourne Storm 0.

Roosters go up 18-nil at halftime

8.19pm: The Tricolours cross for their third try of the evening. James Tedesco finds Joseph Manu close to the line to leave Melbourne stunned. Mitchell misses the goal, 18-0 with 38 minutes on the clock.

8.12pm: Storm pivot Cameron Munster is sin-binned in the 29th minute for a professional foul after a Nathan Friend break. Mitchell makes it 14-0 with the resulting penalty with half an hour played.

7.51pm: Latrell Mitchell shrugs off Will Chambers to grab the Roosters' second try. The centre then converts for a 12-0 lead in the 15th minute.

Mitchell extends Roosters lead

7.47pm: Below is a gallery of photos from the 2018 NRL grand final: so far.

7.43pm: Daniel Tupou scores the first try of the evening after a great pass from Luke Keary. Mitchell misses the conversion. 6-0 Roosters after eight minutes.

Tupou scores the first try of the Grand Final

7.38pm: Latrell Mitchell gives the Roosters an early 2-0 lead after slotting a penalty goal in the 3rd minute.

7.34pm: Kick-off between Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters.

7.30pm: Roosters coach Trent Robinson told Channel 9's Brad Fittler: 'Cooper Cronk is the toughest guy I have ever seen play the game mentally.. our medical staff did a great job with him all week, he (Cronk) rang me on Friday night to say he would be right to play.'

6.54pm: Melbourne are striving to be the first team to win back to back premierships since Brisbane in 1992 and 1993. The Roosters last won a title in 2013.

6.29pm: Here is the team news for both teams with Cooper Cronk's determined bid to line up in tonight's NRL grand final.

6.22pm: Cooper Cronk has been named to play for the Roosters in jersey number 23. Mitch Aubusson shifts to the second-row, with Issac Liu on the bench. Melbourne are 1-17. 

6.20pm: Following the coin toss, Melbourne Storm will kick-off. 

5.40pm: Media reports are speculating that halfback Cooper Cronk will line up for the Roosters in tonight's decider. will bring you the official verdict when the two clubs submit their grand final teams at 6.30pm.

5.30pm: Canterbury are the 2018 Intrust Super State Championship winners after a resounding 42-18 win over Redcliffe at ANZ Stadium.

The Bulldogs celebrate a try in the Intrust Super Championship.
The Bulldogs celebrate a try in the Intrust Super Championship. ©Nathan Hopkins/NRL Photos

5.25pm: Bulldogs halfback Fa'amanu Brown scores a cheeky four pointer late after intercepting a pass from Redcliffe lock Jamil Hopoate. Canterbury now lead 42-18 with a couple of minutes until the final whistle. 

5.21pm: Interchange forward James Taylor barges over for a late Redcliffe consolation try. Score is now 36-18 to the Bulldogs with five minutes to play.

5.18pm: Bulldogs winger Jayden Okunbor seals the result after crossing out wide. In his last game for Canterbury, Greg Eastwood slots the conversion for a 36-12 result.

5.10pm: The Dolphins crossed the line but the try went to the NRL Bunker as a no-try ruling. That ruling was confirmed and Canterbury still lead by 18.

5.05pm: Kotoni Staggs has scored a length of the field effort and the score is 30-12. They Queensland side have 20 minutes to get back into the contest.

4.55pm: This is quickly getting out of hand for the Dolphins. Renouf To'omaga has scored for the Dogs. That's four tries in 16 minutes either side of the break. Rhyse Martin had no dramas with the conversion and they now lead 28-6.

4.50pm: The Bulldogs are going to be hard to stop now. Interchange forward Chris Smith has scored next to the posts and Rhyse Martin has converted and the score is 22-6. There are 33 minutes remaining in the contest.

4.40pm: In case you missed it, click here to read Brad Walter's column on the NRLW decider.

4:35pm: The Dogs have a 10-point lead at the break, but coach Steve Georgallis won't be happy with their completion rate. They have got through just 13 of their 19 sets over the first 40 minutes. The Dolphins, on the other hand, had an 84 per cent completion rate.

4.25pm: Josh Cleeland has scored a second try in three minutes to give his side a 16-6 lead at the break. This match has been much closer than the score indicates.

4.22pm: After some Zac Woolford magic out of dummy half, Josh Cleeland scored next to the posts. Rhys Martin converted and the score is 12-6.

4.15pm: Redcliffe has deservedly gone over for their first try. Broncos player Kotoni Staggs crossed and then converted his own try to tie the scores up at 6-6. Nine minutes until halftime.

4.10pm: There is no lack of willingness from either side. The Redcliffe pack are standing up to everything the bigger Dogs pack are throwing at them. Bulldogs lead 6-0.

4pm: The Dolphins are yet to score, but they've come very close. The opening 25 minutes suggest this match is going to go down the wire. The Bulldogs still lead 6-0.

3.50pm: NRL regular Rhyse Martin has opened the scoring for the Bulldogs, scoring beside the posts and converting himself to give Canterbury an early 6-0 lead.

3.40pm: The State Championship final is underway.

3:38pm: Watch the Brisbane Broncos be the first team to raise the NRLW's trophy after they thrashed the Sydney Roosters in the grand final.

Broncos lift inaugural Holden Women's Premiership trophy

3:34pm: Listen to the coaches and captains at the post-match press conference for the NRLW grand final.

3:31pm: Who will win the Intrust Super State Championship grand final?

3:30pm: Just 10 minutes away from kick-off in the Intrust Super State Championship grand final. The Canterbury Bulldogs are representing NSW while the Redcliffe Dolphins are flying the flag for Queensland.

3:05pm: It's all over. The Broncos have captured the first ever NRLW title with a convincing 34-12 victory over the Sydney Roosters. Kimiora Nati is set to be awarded the Karyn Murphy Medal as the player of the match after scoring three tries.

2:57pm: There goes any chance of a comeback for the Roosters. Kimiora Nati completes her hat-trick of grand final tries, with Chelsea Baker converting again for a comfortable 34-12 lead with 12 minutes remaining. 

2:49pm: Teams for the Intrust Super State Championship are in. Dolphins: Nathan Watts and Myles Taueli move into the starting pack with Nick Slyney and Aaron Whitchurch to come off the bench. Scott Schulte and Tom Geraghty drop off the extended bench.

Bulldogs: Canterbury are 1-17 with Zac Cardassilaris, Brandon Wakeham, Jesse Martin and D'rhys Miller dropping off the extended bench.

2:46pm: After a scoreless opening 12 minutes of the second half, the Roosters showed they aren't about to roll over, with five-eighth Lavina O'Mealey scoring a try under the posts. Temara converts to make it 28-12.

2:32pm: In a game that has seen a try from a Falcon and the first penalty try in Holden NRL Women's Premiership, the Broncos are just too good for the Roosters. Fullback Chelsea Baker has been outstanding, while hooker Brittany Breayley. 

2:30pm: The Broncos are on track for a maiden NRLW victory, taking a 28-6 lead into halftime. The Roosters have shot themselves in the foot with several errors in their own territory. Chelsea Baker, Brittany Breayley and Ali Brigginshaw are having a field day around the ruck. The trio is among host of worthy Brisbane candidates for the Karyn Murphy Medal.

2:28pm: Check out some photos from the first half of the NRLW's grand final.

2:18pm: How can the Roosters get back in this game? The rampant Broncos chalked up a fifth try late in the half with Lavinia Gould touching down out wide after wonderful lead-up play. Baker missed her first shot of the day but the Broncos hold a commanding 28-6 half-time lead.

2:15: Who's winning the big one tonight?

2:12pm: This is getting ugly for the Roosters. Ngatokotoru Arakua has crashed over for a try and radar-booted Chelsea Baker has nailed another conversion for a 24-6 lead with five minutes remaining in the first half.

2:05pm: The Broncos went within a whisker of a fourth try in the left corner but were denied by a double movement ruling.

2:01pm: A big call by the bunker with Kimiora Nati earning Brisbane a penalty try in the 18th minute. Roosters lock Simaima Taufa quizzed referee Jon Stone after the decision, but Baker converted for a healthy 18-6 lead.

1:55pm: This could be a high-scoring affair after the Broncos immediately struck back with Heather Ballinger's try. Baker makes no mistake with the conversion for a 12-6 Broncos lead.

1:51pm: The Roosters have quickly hit back, scoring a try after the Broncos failed to secure a cross-kick. The ball bounced off Taleena Simon's head into teammate Tazmin Gray's arms and she dived over for a try. Temara couldn't convert and we're locked up at 6-6 with 18 minutes left in the first half.

1:44pm: Try time! Kimiora Nati crosses for the Broncos and is awarded the first try of the grand final after a lengthy video review. Chelsea Baker's conversion puts the Broncos up 6-2 after seven minutes.

1:40pm: The Roosters are on the scoreboard first in the NRLW grand final, with Zahara Temara booting an early penalty goal for a 2-0 lead.

1:38pm:It was a forgettable season for the Cowboys and their fans but this one-in-a-million try should provide a happy trip down memory lane.

Grand Final Moments: 2015 Morgan Flick Pass

1:26pm: Still no word seeping out of Roosters headquarters on Cooper Cronk's playing status. Coach Trent Robinson will wait until the last possible minute before unveiling his team to face the Storm in the premiership decider.

1:20: Gates are now open at ANZ Stadium with a stream of fans making their way into the ground with the women's NRLW grand final kicking off at 1.35pm. Both women's sides have warmed up in the indoor sheds and outside the stadium - new experiences for both ahead of their history making clash.

12:48pm: Grand final day is also a chance to acknowledge milestones and farewell retiring players, and 2018 is no different. The NRL will honour seven 300-game players in a special grand final day ceremony.

12:35pm: The Broncos and Roosters have settled on their respective teams for this afternoon's NRLW grand final. Brisbane have made one late switch with prop Chelsea Lenarduzzi elevated to the starting side and Stephanie Hancock dropping to the bench. NSW Origin captain Maddie Studdon was initially named as a reserve for the Roosters but has been unable to force her way into the 17-player team for the premiership decider.

12:15pm: Fans are arriving at ANZ Stadium. The sun is shining, a slight breeze is blowing and the temperature is a fresh 18.8 degrees. Excitement is building for the inaugural Holden NRL Women's Premiership grand final, kicking off at 1.35pm between the Broncos and Roosters.

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