And then there were two.We have had plenty of drama in the lead up to the Grand Final.Billy Slater was cleared to play and Cooper Cronk must be doubtful with a torn rotator cuff. It would be fitting if both of these champions can take their place in the big match.
If Cronk does net get up the Roosters will slide Luke Keary in to his position. Keary has been in excellent form in the Finals and will not let the Roosters down.He will be partnered by Ryan Matterson.
Sydney will be boosted by the return of Latrell Mitchell and Dylan Napa who both return from suspension. Napa will have to be careful not to get wound up and risk a sin bin.Mitchell is all class and looms as a real threat to Melbourne. His battle with Will Chambers will be a real highlight of the Final.
The Roosters defence has been outstanding Tedesco, Ferguson and Joseph Manu who was superb last week in the win over the Rabbitohs. If this trio fire the Roosters a real chance in this match.
Melbourne are the deserved favourites.It is hard to see a weakness they got lucky with Billy Slater being cleared to play. Cameron Smith will do what he does and that is control the play and direct operations and make 40 tackles in the match.
This will be a close affair as Melbourne’s defence in the second best in the competition.They have only conceded 397 points for the season. When you match this defence with the attacking power of Addo Carr and Vunivalu they are an awesome outfit. One player who has the opportunity to take his place amongst Storm’s leaders is Cameron Muster.He is one of the best young players in the competition and I beleive he could decide the outcome of the Grand Final.
Very hard to call this match but I believe the Melbourne Storm will be too strong. They will send Billy Slater into retirement with another Grand Final victory.
Best Bet Melbourne Storm 1-12 @ $2.60 on Beteasy
Value Draw at H/T @$6.00 on Beteasy
First Try Scorer Josh Addo Carr @ $8.00 on Beteasy
Clive Churchill Medal Cameron Munster @ $7.00 on Beteasy
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