NRL Grand Final Betting Preview: North Queensland vs. Melbourne Odds

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   Jason Taumalolo is a pivotal part of the Cowboys gameplan

"It was more a medical thing", Green said.

Munster revealed they had hatched a plan to get up in Morgan's face and made no secret of their desire to nullify his influence and rattle his cage. They finished the season in eighth and no team has ever won the big prize from that position. They are the last two pieces to fall in a 12-leg multi. The Storm are so well-drilled in the way they defend from the inside out, you have to upset them with inside balls.

Now they are on the brink of a second Premiership, but the odds are hugely stacked against them.

You know it is going to deliver on grand final night.

The best odds on the Cowboys are $4, and they have drifted throughout the week.

"But Taumalolo with his big charges and his footwork is devastating and Morgan has been the best player in the play-offs so far".

But the Storm will be quietly confident going into this final.

The NRL runs a subscription service known as NRL Live Pass, which gets you access to live streams of every NRL game played over the season - including the Grand Final.

You just can't relax with Melbourne, it is just too good, too in sync, too clinical, too professional.

They came out with an added ferocity after the break, playing for their season and soon getting a reward.

It may well be one of the most explosive NRL grand finals for some time with not all the action focused on the field.

The two teams have played 35 times with the Storm winning 25 of the encounters and the Cowboys claiming 10.

But once that try was confirmed, Melbourne took over the match. However, the Storm have beaten the Cowboys on each of the last seven times they have met, and majority have been comfortable victories.

Their big three Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk - in his farewell match for the club - and Billy Slater were hugely influential figures and the contest looked over at halftime.

He hasn't yet been to a game but Dylan, 2, already cheers his team on.

THE ideal game for the flawless Storm. Morgan has grown into one of the best halves in the league and Taumalolo might be the best player in the world full stop. His pass for Kane Linnett to score against the Roosters was absolutely exquisite, and he was nearly faultless throughout.

In the past three years, the NRL narrative has been about the fulfilment of longing: South Sydney, the Cowboys and Cronulla became premiers for either the first time or what seemed like it.

It also makes sense to consider unders on the points.

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