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Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks
The Melbourne Storm take on the Cronulla Sharks in the first Preliminary Final form the 2018 NRL Finals (Play-Offs) and with a place at next weekend Grand Final on the line, the great news for all Rugby League fans is that you can watch all of the action live online via our NRL live streaming partners.
Both the Storm and the Sharks have shown over the past few seasons that they know exactly what it takes to get through this knock out semi-final and with lots of quality on both sides of park, this match is set to be a close one and one that will be in the balance throughout.
The trip down to Melbourne is always a difficult one and with a packed house at AAMI park expected, many teams could wilt under the pressure but the Sharks defeated the Storm down in Victoria just last month, so they will have to no fear going into this match up that is simply an unmissable one for rugby and sport fans.
The Storm have won 3 of their last 4 matches and they have won 7 of their last 10 at home.
The Sharkies have won 5 of their last 6 outings and 3 of their last 5 on the road.
The Storm can strengthen for this one with both Will Chambers and Nelson Asofa-Solomona named after injury and suspension.
Cronulla make no changes to their squad but their are doubts over Paul Gallen and despite named as 18th man, Josh Dugan is expected to make the run on team.
The Storm will be well rested after a week off and as the champion side look for their 3rd straight NRL Grand Final, they will be the favourites for many heading into this one.
The Sharkies have had the upper hand in their games so far this season, including keeping Melbourne tryless on Good Friday but the Storm also step up in the paly-offs and with that extra rest, they should have that extra boost heading late into what will likely be a close game throughout and in front of a large and vocal home backing, they should have enough to get over the line.
Score Prediction Melbourne Storm by 4