NRL Finals Week Three Highlights

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The 2018 NRL Grand Final is just days away, and we now officially have our two teams locked in – Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm.

 

The Sydney Roosters triumphed on Sunday, defeating their arch-rivals the South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4 at Allianz Stadium. The Roosters scored the only try in the first half, and the Rabbitohs total of 4 was made up entirely of two penalties by Adam Reynolds. It is still unknown if Roosters halfback Cooper Cronk will play in this weekend’s Grand Final after suffering a shoulder injury. The star player has admitted he is a long shot for Sunday’s final, but is doing everything possible to join his team on the day.

 

Melbourne Storm dominated Cronulla Sharks 22-6 on Friday night, claiming a spot in their third consecutive Grand Final. Storm could also be missing one of their star players this weekend, with Billy Slater to face the NRL judiciary for the right to play. The match review committee charged Slater with a grade one shoulder charge, with Storm enlisting a lawyer to help fight the charges. If charged, it would be a devastating result for Slater who is retiring at the end of the season.

 

THE 2018 NRL GRAND FINAL:

Sunday, September 30th  

Sydney Roosters (1) v Melbourne Storm (2) – ANZ Stadium

 

Top Performing Players – Final 2018 Wrap Up

 

SCORING
Jamayne Isaako – Broncos
Points: 239

 

ATTACK
James Tedesco – Roosters
Tackle Breaks: 155

 

PASSING
Cameron McInnes – Dragons
All Receipts: 2,794

 

KICKING
Anthony Milford – Broncos
Kick Metres: 8,766

 

DEFENCE
Jake Friend - Roosters
Tackles: 1,162

 

RUNNING
Blake Ferguson – Roosters
All Runs: 507

 

NEGATIVE PLAYS
Andrew Fifita – Sharks
Penalties: 36

 

SUPPORT PLAY
Chad Townsend – Sharks
Player in Support: 617

James Fisher-Harris – Panthers
Decoy Runs: 235

 

Check out the final NRL ladder

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