SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Cameron Smith of the Melbourne Storm, Jake Friend of the Sydney Roosters and Boyd Cordner of the Sydney Roosters pose with The Provan-Summons Trophy during the 2018 NRL Grand Final press conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground on September 27, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The 2018 NRL grand final will take place between the Storm and the Roosters in what will likely be a tough, physical match. It will likely take a few inspired performances to separate the sides and these 10 players may well be the ones to stand up for their team.

Cooper Cronk has not been included due to his injury which may prevent him from taking part in the match.


10. Dylan Napa

Though he has been named on the bench, Dylan Napa is sure to have a big impact on the grand final. The Queensland prop is known for his big hits and strong defence, and he will be looking to inspire his side by dominating the Storm forwards.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 25: Dylan Napa of the Roosters leaves the field after being sin binned during the round 24 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)