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

TOM SANGSTER

SUPERCOACH

■ Storm 12-6

■ First try-scorer: Cur­tis Scott

■ CC Medal: Dale Fin­u­cane Will be a bat­tle of de­fences at an ANZ Sta­dium slugfest, but the Storm are just too well-drilled.

PHIL ROTHFIELD

SUN­DAY TELE­GRAPH

■ Roost­ers 19-14

■ First try-scorer: Blake Fer­gu­son

■ CC Medal: James Tedesco Mas­sive boost to get La­trell Mitchell and Dy­lan Napa back for the big­gest game of the sea­son in a team that has the best de­fence in the com­pe­ti­tion.

LAU­RIE DA­LEY

BIG SPORTS BREAK­FAST

■ Storm 14-10

■ First try-scorer: Josh Addo-Carr

■ CC Medal: N/A ( judge) Even if both teams were at full strength, I still think Mel­bourne will win. Both are de­fen­sively ori­en­tated. It will be a low scor­ing game. Cameron Smith and Billy Slater are big-mo­ment play­ers.

STEVE MOR­TIMER

CLUBS NSW

■ Storm 18-4

■ First try-scorer: Josh Addo-Carr

■ CC Medal: Cameron Mun­ster The Storm have a bet­ter kick­ing game to get to where they want to. Their de­fence is as good as the Roost­ers’ as well.

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS

SUN­DAY TELE­GRAPH

■ Roost­ers 16-12

■ First try-scorer: Cameron Mun­ster

■ CC Medal: La­trell Mitchell The Roost­ers have built their sea­son on de­fence. And there will be no bet­ter time to put it to good use with a touch of La­trell Mitchell magic to get them home.

RAY HADLEY

2GB

■ Storm 26-16

■ First try-scorer: Billy Slater

■ CC Medal: Billy Slater Roost­ers can prove me wrong but loss of Cronk is too big a hur­dle.

DAVID RICCIO

SUN­DAY TELE­GRAPH

■ Storm 18-14

■ First try-scorer: Blake Fer­gu­son

■ CC medal: Billy Slater I was on the Roost­ers, but the up­heaval sur­round­ing Cooper Cronk has turned me. The Storm are full-strength, ex­pe­ri­enced and hell-bent on send­ing Slater out on top.

DAR­RYL BROHMAN

2GB

■ Storm 24-12

■ First try-scorer: Billy Slater

■ CC medal: Cameron Mun­ster Too much class in the key po­si­tion and the Cronk-fac­tor hurts the Roost­ers.

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