Melbourne Storm Win The 2017 NRL Premiership

Fitting farewell Cowboys supporters wish their side luck as they leave Townsville for the grand final in Sydney

Fitting farewell Cowboys supporters wish their side luck as they leave Townsville for the grand final in Sydney

Smith, Slater, Cronk and co rubbed further salt in the wood in the finals stages as Curtis Scott strolled through next, after Addo-Carr picked up a loose ball.

It was a second Premiership title for the long-serving "big three" of hooker Smith, halfback Cronk and fullback Slater, who were playing together for a final time.

"The time will come for us to dissect tonight's game ... there's heaps of positives to take out of the year but then to get to the grand final and then to play the way that we did at least for half the game is disappointing, but that's footy".

Through the finals they average only eight errors per match, employing a safety-first style which saw them offload less than any team in the NRL this season, and finish with one of the best average completion rates over 24 regular season games.

If you've got a traditional Foxtel subscription, you can download the Foxtel Go app to your computer or mobile device and watch the game there.

An enormous day of rugby league action to wrap up the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership will begin at 10am on Nine when Sports Sunday, hosted by Emma Freedman, welcomes two Grand Final heroes in former Storm captain Glenn Lazarus and Cowboys legend Brent Tate to the studio for a special NRL Grand Final preview show.

But having fully recovered from a shoulder injury that threatened to derail his career, he said he is yet to make a decision on whether he will play on next season. He is one of the most exciting full-backs to ever play rugby league and he'll be the one to benefit from the Storm's all-round dominance.

Manchester United Dismantles Crystal Palace at Old Trafford
However, despite the Eagles failing to gain a point or score a goal, Mourinho does not believe Palace should be written off yet. Another eye-catching display from United's teenage England star, in which he produced two fine assists.

The Melbourne Storm have been the most dominant team all year and flexed their muscle last Friday night with an emphatic 30-0 will against the Brisbane Broncos.

Addo-Carr has told of how he was pulled into line by Craig Bellamy upon arriving at Melbourne and told that they didn't carry on celebrating tries down that way.

Then a third came just before halftime after Cowboy Antonio Winterstein fumbled a grubber.

But they were both on the field at ANZ Stadium this weekend to orchestrate a comprehensive 34-6 triumph over the 2015 premiers. But this was different.

After a Te Maire Martin try in the 48th minute gave the Cowboys the faintest of hopes, they found themselves on the attack in the Storm red zone midway through the second half. But that was as good as it got. So fans were left scratching their heads when the Cowboys won 24-16, and were even more baffled by their huge upset in the preliminary final against the Roosters.

Why will the Storm win?

"Getting up in his face and cutting down his time - that's all you can do", Munster said.

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