Cinderella stories or continuing dominance. That’s the story of two grand finals.
Both Melbourne and Sydney have been there or there abouts in final calculations for the last decade, while Cronulla and Western Bulldogs have generations of fans who have never known premiership success.
Sport loves sentiment and romance, but realism dictates that the better performed teams deserve favouritism, while perhaps one of these two perennial also-rans will break through.
I’d love it to be the Western Bulldogs.
NRL (last round 1/2; season tally 130/202)
AFL (last round 2/2; season tally 144/205)