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23 Sep 2018

NRL: Five Grand Final week storylines

Picture credit: Cameron Spencer

They finished the regular season as one and two on the NRL ladder and after a gruelling finals series, the Melbourne Storm and Sydney Roosters will square off in the Grand Final on Sunday, September 30th.

As ever, the week leading into the Grand Final will be one of tense excitement and nerves for the two fanbases lucky enough to have their side make it through while the neutrals will be picking through the wreckage and two fairly unpopular teams in a bid to decide where their interests lay on Sunday afternoon.

Coverage of the Grand Final will also hit fever pitch, with journos, scribes and even one or two hack crisis merchants combing through every possible story and talking point. With that in mind, here are five storylines I expect will dominate media coverage and heated pub discussions over the next week.