2017 NRL Grand Final Results: Melbourne Storm (34) def. North Queensland Cowboys (6)
The NRL Grand Final is the premier Rugby League match held in Australia each year and pits the season’s best two teams against each other in the Premiership decider.
Traditionally taking place on the first Sunday in October the NRL Premiership Grand Final plays out in Sydney at ANZ Stadium, which has been the game’s home since 1999. To determine the two NRL Grand Final teams the NRL Finals play out over the three weeks leading up to the clash, which attracts more betting than any other game of the season.
As well as bragging rights the Grand Final winners are awarded the Provan-Summons Trophy, which is the NRL’s major prize and the design of which replicates the Winfield Cup trophy.
Every player in the winning NRL Grand Final team are also awarded Premiership Rings, while the standout player of the Premiership decider is awarded the Clive Churchill man-of-the-match medal named in honour of the former champion Australian fullback.
The NRL Grand Final draws some of the largest audiences of any sporting event in Australia with an average attendance of 80,000 and a record match attendance of 102,999 achieved in it’s opening year at ANZ Stadium in 1999.
2017 NRL Grand Final
- Final Score: Melbourne Storm (34) def. North Queensland Cowboys (6)
- Premiers: Melbourne Storm (3rd Title)
- Runners-Up: North Queensland Cowboys
- Clive Churchill Medallist: Billy Slater (Storm)
- Date: Sunday October 1, 2017
- Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
- Kick-off: 6:15pm (AEST); 7:15pm (AEDT)
- Teams: Melbourne Storm vs North Queensland Cowboys
The Melbourne Storm were red hot favourites in NRL 2017 Grand Final betting to continue their ace run of form for the season with victory over the 2015 Premiers North Queensland who were the surprise Grand Final team this year. Minor Premiers Melbourne had been the picture of consistency and, despite looking a little rattled early in the previous weekend’s Preliminary final, quickly got back to their best and destroyed Brisbane 30 – nil. The Cowboys meanwhile had to overcome all the odds and a growing list of injuries to win their three Finals games, including a cool performance against the Roosters in finals week three. North Queensland failed to make history as the first NRL Premiers to have finished the regular season sitting eighth on the ladder, thrashed in their 34 – 6 Grand Final loss to the Storm. Cooper Cronk played his last game for Melbourne, who made it ten straight wins to see out the 2017 NRL Season. Melbourne Storm have officially won five NRL Grand Finals, but after being stripped of two titles, the 2017 Grand Final victory was their third Premiership title. They were the first team since the Sydney Roosters (2013) to complete the Minor Premiership – Premiership double.
NRL Grand Final Results
Since the inception of the NRL competition in its current format, the Melbourne Storm have won more Grand Finals than any other club. Of their five Premiership wins however only three officially remain on the record – 1999, 2012 and 2017 – with their 2007 and 2009 Premierships stripped due to the club’s salary cap breaches.
The Brisbane Broncos then hold the official NRL Grand Final winning record since 1998 with three wins – 1998 over the Bulldogs, 2000 over the Roosters and 2006 over the Storm.
Brisbane also played in the 2015 NRL Grand Final, the first ever all-Queensland NRL Premiership decider, against the North Queensland Cowboys going down 17 – 16 in a thrilling Golden Point Extra Time clash.
Other multiple NRL Grand Final winners are the Sydney Roosters (2002 and 2013) and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (2008 and 2011).
Betting on the 2017 NRL Grand Final result is already open via our all-in NRL Premiership markets.
NRL Premiership Winners
|2018||NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS||MELBOURNE STORM||50-0|
|2017||MELBOURNE STORM||NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS||34-6|
|2016||CRONULLA SHARKS||MELBOURNE STORM||14-12|
|2015||NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS||BRISBANE BRONCOS||17-16|
|2014||SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS||CANTERBURY BULLDOGS||30-6|
|2013||SYDNEY ROOSTERS||MANLY SEA EAGLES||26-18|
|2012||MELBOURNE STORM||CANTERBURY BULLDOGS||14-4|
|2011||MANLY SEA EAGLES||NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS||24-10|
|2010||ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS||SYDNEY ROOSTERS||32-8|
|2009||MELBOURNE STORM*||PARRAMATTA EELS||23-16|
|2008||MANLY SEA EAGLES||MELBOURNE STORM||40-0|
|2007||MELBOURNE STORM*||MANLY SEA EAGLES||34-8|
|2006||BRISBANE BRONCOS||MELBOURNE STORM||15-8|
|2005||WEST TIGERS||NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS||30-16|