NRL grand final by the clock

NRL grand final – the key moments

5th: Marika Koroibete takes Chad Townsend high, setting off an all-in push-and-shove. The Storm winger is put on report and James Maloney takes the easy two. Cronulla 2 Melbourne 0.

10th: Andrew Fifita gets an arm free and offloads to Townsend, who looks to be away, however the Sharks No.7 drops it cold, blowing a golden opportunity.

13th: Luke Lewis is pulled down just short of the tryline by Blake Green after Maloney makes a mid-field break.

15th: Paul Gallen picks up the ball from the scrumbase and turns it inside for Ben Barba for the first try of the game. Maloney makes no mistake with the conversion. Cronulla 8 Melbourne 0.

35th: Maloney puts in an inch-perfect kick for Sosaia Feki however Suliasi Vunivalu gets a hand to it, saving a try.

47th: Storm centre Will Chambers is put on report for a tipping tackle on Feki, who leaves the field with a leg injury and is replaced by Gerard Beale.

50th: Despite the Sharks dominating, the Storm pull back to within two when Jesse Bromwich charges over. With nothing doing, the world’s best prop beats three Sharks defenders to get the ball down. Sharks 8 Storm 6

64th: The Storm take the lead when Chambers finds his way to the line on the back of some ad-lib football. Smith converts. Sharks 8 Storm 12.

69th: The Sharks are gifted field position by a string of Storm penalties and take advantage. Fifita carries fives defenders over the line and Maloney converts. Sharks 14 Storm 12

77th: Chambers does well to pick up his own grubber but fails to pass to Cooper Cronk who is unmarked with the line wide open, blowing a likely try.

80th: The Storm throw everything at the Sharks with one final play but Cronulla hold on, securing their first premiership in 50 years.

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