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The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - 2018 GRAND FINAL -

YVONNE SAMP­SON

FOX LEAGUE

■ Storm 20-14

■ First try-scorer: Su­liasi Vu­ni­valu

■ CC Medal: Felise Kau­fisi Mel­bourne are the best team in the big games. I can see a Billy Slater chip and chase for the match-win­ning try.

LARA PITT

FOX LEAGUE

■ Storm 19-12

■ First try-scorer: Josh Addo-Carr

■ CC Medal: Cameron Mun­ster Mel­bourne will be boosted by the re­turn of Billy Slater and with ques­tions marks over Cooper Cronk, I think they’ll be too good.

JESSICA HALLORAN

SUN­DAY TELE­GRAPH

■ Roost­ers 12-10

■ First try-scorer: La­trell Mitchell

■ CC Medal: James Tedesco Trent Robin­son’s Roost­ers, the best de­fen­sive team, for the win. The at­tack­ing in­flu­ence of James Tedesco, La­trell Mitchell and Luke Keary get them home.

BOB FUL­TON

IM­MOR­TAL

■ Storm 22-18

■ First try-scorer: Billy Slater

■ CC Medal: Cameron Smith Should be a fab­u­lous grand fi­nal. Slater and Smith have been there, done that. Cham­pi­ons in any era. They’ll give Storm a slight edge.

ERIN MOLAN

CHAN­NEL 9

■ Roost­ers 14-12

■ First try-scorer: Billy Slater

■ CC Medal: Luke Keary Billy’s in­clu­sion is huge for the Storm but I reckon Roost­ers will roll them. La­trell and Napa re­turn to spark the Chooks!

JAMES SIL­VER

SUN­DAY TELE­GRAPH

■ Storm 10-8

■ First try-scorer: Su­liasi Vu­ni­valu

■ CC Medal: Cameron Mun­ster The Roost­ers’ play­ers, mi­nus Cooper Cronk, have played a com­bined nine grand fi­nals. The Storm have fea­tured in a com­bined 36 grand fi­nals. That ex­pe­ri­ence will get them across the line in a low-scor­ing slugfest.

MATT LOGUE

SUN­DAY TELE­GRAPH

■ Storm 18-10

■ First try-scorer: Josh Ad­doCarr

■ CC Medal: Cameron Mun­ster Mel­bourne’s big game ex­pe­ri­ence will prove too good for the Roost­ers to give cham­pion full­back Billy Slater the fairy­tale fin­ish.

JAMES PHELPS

SUN­DAY TELE­GRAPH

■ Storm 13-6

■ First try-scorer: Su­liasi Vu­ni­valu

■ CC Medal: Cameron Smith Cameron Smith will prove the dif­fer­ence in a game dom­i­nated by de­fence.

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