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All the latest news before the heavyweight clash between Cronulla Sharks and Melbourne Storm.
Dale Finucane lost a grand final to Melbourne just four years ago. Now he is back in an NRL decider, his third, wearing purple.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has vowed not to shield his grand final rookies from the hysteria building in the Shire as the club estimates up to 10,000 fans to send off the team bus
The Sharks' never-ending conga line of major sponsors was solved by a humble Google search from a man who didn't really know who they were – and he is now about to get the type of exposure marketers only dream about.
The pizza shop owner who saved Cronulla's home ground has backed calls for a government-funded upgrade, believing a growing supporter base desperately needs an bigger venue.
The latest news, big and small, in the lead up to the NRL grand final, including Harold Holt Watch and our new game: Shark or No Shark?
Craig Bellamy knows the suffering that comes from being labelled a cheat. Which is why when Shane Flanagan went through a similar ordeal during the ASADA investigation, the Melbourne coach was in his corner offering advice and support on a regular basis.
The 9,155 souls who turned up at Cronulla's home ground at Woolooware Bay on a Monday night in late March would not have realised they were witnessing the start of something very special.
A Sydney team in an AFL grand final at the MCG and a Melbourne team in the NRL grand final at ANZ stadium would suggest the cultural and recreational differences between Australia's two biggest cities are blurring.
James Maloney is about to play in his third grand final, each at different clubs. Had Brett Finch not also been squeezed out of Parramatta, that total would be four.
Johnathan Thurston used his acceptance speech moments after booting the Cowboys to a maiden title to make a controversial statement. And the Sharks could follow a similar route if they win their first premiership.
Kurt Capewell may be on the brink of a special type of grand final heartache, but it might not be as bad as actually making it to ANZ Stadium and not playing on grand final day.
Cronulla will be sweating on the recovery of fullback Ben Barba, who revealed he is not 100 per cent fit heading into Sunday's grand final against Melbourne.
The veteran leader reveals he only began enjoying the game against midway through last season.
They've waited decades for a glimpse of a new batch of grand final heroes – and the fans gave the Sharks a rock star reception befitting the 1970s.
Tension between Valentine Holmes and Cameron Munster has intensified after the Cronulla winger questioned why his counterpart reopened old wounds ahead of the biggest game of their young lives.
What prompted Peter Sterling to dash from his commentary box vantage point and rush to speak to Cronulla's halfback, Chad Townsend would prefer to be kept private. But the Sharks' No.7 admits the words will be ringing in his ears come grand final day.
Cronulla have slapped a media ban on Andrew Fifita over fears the antics of the outspoken forward could overshadow the club's quest for a maiden NRL premiership.