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Slater holds back tears from win after ref obstruction fiasco

01 October 2017, 04:36 | Randolph Howard

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For Melbourne, this is the end of an era.

Fensom has found a new home in North Queensland.

That game finished in a 29-16 win for the Queensland side, but the Storm had a much easier time of it in their Grand Final Qualifier, running in four tries to none in a 30-0 win over the Broncos.

Their path to the Grand Final has been easy and dominant, and their dominance over the Cowboys in recent years is absolute.

Meanwhile, the NRL denies it has been unable to sell all the tickets to fill the 83,000-seat ANZ Stadium.

Adored Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk has capped off his final year at the club with a second premiership ring, helped by the heroics of Cameron Smith and Billy Slater who all played their last game as a combination together.

The 34-year-old played a key role in Melbourne's 34-6 win over the North Queensland Cowboys on Sunday evening, scoring a first-half try as the Storm won their first premiership since 2012.

The Cowboys had qualified for the playoffs from the eighth and final playoff spot, and had won three matches in the finals, but were clearly outclassed by the Storm on Sunday.

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The half-time siren came at the flawless time for North Queensland, who looked on the ropes after 40 bruising minutes, and the break would allow the Cowboys to regroup.

"I find it really amusing when people say you've got nothing to lose in a grand final", Green said.

"I'm sure this time will be less eventful and we can watch and enjoy the game with Dylan", she said. That doesn't make sense at all. I don't know where I'd be if it wasn't for the Melbourne Storm.

"If Cameron Smith has a big one then it is "goodnight nurse" and we have seen that Cameron Munster is a man for a big occasion".

They were very shrewd bets when you consider the best odds on the Storm are now $1.31.

ANALYST: Ipswich Jets co-coach Shane Walker has given the QT the good oil on strategies he says can work for both teams in the NRL grand final.

The Storm sent departing halfback Cooper Cronk out a title victor with a six tries to one dismantling of the underdog Cowboys in front of almost 80,000 spectators at ANZ Stadium.

Clive Churchill medallist Slater, who missed last year's grand final after sitting out the season with a shoulder injury, was in tears post-match saying he didn't know if his body would allow him to play again. Only two of the last 10 NRL Grand Finals have contained 42 or more points but the bookies all go heavily odds-on for below 42.5 points in this contest.



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