Friday 21st September, 10:40 (UK)
What channel is it on?
UK – Sky Sports Arena
Australia – Foxtel, LIVE PASS
Where can I stream the match?
UK – Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go
Australia – https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer
Are tickets still available?
Head Coach: Craig Bellamy
Starting 13: Slater, Vunivalu, Chambers, Scott, Addo-Carr, Munster, Croft, J. Bromwich, C. Smith, Glasby, F. Kaufusi, Stimson, Finucane – Interchanges: K. Bromwich, Welch, Hoffman, Asofa-Solomona – Reserves: B. Smith, Hughes, Kasiano, Blair
Head Coach: Shane Flanagan
Starting 13: Holmes, Feki, Ramien, Leutele, Lee, Moylan, Townsend, Fifita, Brailey, Prior, Lewis, Capewell, Gallen – Interchanges: Sorensen, Segeyaro, Woods, Bukuya – Reserves: Dugan, Seumanufagai, Paulo, Flanagan
Unavailable: Jack Williams, Wade Graham
The first Preliminary final sees Melbourne host Cronulla with the Storm hoping to return to the Grand Final for a third straight season. These two teams met in the 2016 Grand Final when Cronulla were victorious, lifting their first Premiership in the process. The Sharks will be hoping for a repeat of that game but must do so with a few injury doubts with co-captain Paul Gallen set to play through the pain. Melbourne on the other hand are at full strength and enjoyed a week off last week after a win in week 1 of the finals. They will come into this much the fresher and that could make all the difference, especially at AAMI Park. The Sharks won’t fear heading there having beaten the Storm in Round 22 but this is a different kettle of fish. The Storm know how to get the job done and are a difficult side to beat under Craig Bellamy with his side expected to do just enough to make it to their third Grand Final in a row.