Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater has added a second Clive Churchill Medal to his already bulging trophy case, after starring in their emphatic NRL grand final win over North Queensland at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
It will be broadcast live on Channel 9. They were far and away the best team in the NRL all season.
A sixth straight win over the Cowboys would be a fitting way to cap off an unbelievable season for the side from the Victorian capital and see the club secure a third Premiership.
The voice of rugby league, Ray "Rabs" Warren, will then lead Nine's NRL commentary team for the 2017 Telstra Premiership Grand Final.
Cronk announced earlier this year that he'd leave the club to move to Sydney to be with his fiancee and his future in the game is still unknown.
Luckily for the Storm, less so for the Cowboys, the precision and execution returned at just the right time to coast to the premiership.
The first was a flash of lightning, with Josh Addo-Carr showing why he is largely considered the fastest man in rugby league when he sprinted 75 metres for the first try of the night against the run of play.
After some good work from Cronk and Slater, Addo-Carr completed his try double - and his side's victory - seven minutes from time.
"If we could have sustained pressure for a little bit of a longer period there but when momentum swung a bit they scored off it, and you can't afford to do that". "That scoreline doesn't reflect the effort we put in this year".
Cameron Smith because duh, he's Cameron Smith.
And while the NRL is continually under fire on many fronts, fans keep voting with their feet.
"So I think that might be a summary of (Sunday night)".
They also have nothing to lose, and that makes them risky, so Melbourne will have to be at the top of their game if they are to win what promises to be an electrifying Grand Final. If a guy like Taumalolo can do that he will get Jake Granville, Lachlan Coote and Michael Morgan into play.
Thirteen of the 17 Cowboys have grand final experience, 12 of which came in 2015, and you can bump that number by one should Matt Scott make a shock comeback.
Never before have we seen a trio of players like this but, more importantly we'll never see it again. Only a fool would discount their chances of another monumental upset.
Although it was predictable play that showed why this decider won't be forgotten too quickly.
The Bromwich line break was one of two opportunities the Storm had to open the scoring, only for some desperate Cowboys defence to hold firm.
All the Cowboys are operating at peak capacity and I will fight you if you say otherwise.
Two grand final wins were scrubbed out due to the salary cap rort, they were defeated twice at the "big dance" (2006 and 2016) and had also lost several preliminary finals over the years.