Hynes kicks the ball dead as Melbourne head through to the GF.
Hynes kicks over the sideline.
Valemei can't hold onto a cut out pass.
Cameron Smith gets an early set as Nico Hynes enters the field.
The kick is wide.
Rapana produces a flick pass to send Cotric over for a consolation effort.
Canberra get a penalty.
A frazzled last tackle play from the Raiders results in a dud kick from Jack Wighton.
Munster finds touch inside the Raiders half.
Nick Cotric makes a break, kicks for himself and almost scores - but Cameron Smith saves the day for the Storm.
Vunivalu gathers in the short kick-off.
Melbourne are through to the GF.
The milestone man gets his second try of the season (both against the Raiders).
In his 200th NRL appearance, Dale Finucane looks to have secured the result for the Storm.
Vunivalu does well to stay in the field of play.
The Raiders can't get a kick away on the last tackle.
The Raiders look more threatening at the moment, but the Storm are up to the defensive challenge.
Ryan Papenhuyzen is trapped in-goal.
Brenko Lee has been placed on report for a high shot.
The Raiders make a nice shift down the left and earn a penalty.
NAS will play the ball.
Nelson Asofa-Solomona is in agony clutching at his lower leg.
Both teams are trading sets early on in the second half.
Valemei makes a great catch to deny Vunivalu a metre out from the try line.
Valemei is pushed over the sideline.
Semi Valemei makes a good kick return up to his 30 metre line.
Josh Addo-Carr produces a sensational tackle to take Jordan Rapana over the sideline.
Ryan Papenhuyzen makes an error that gifts the Raiders the ball 10 metres out from the Storm line.
Tom Starling is on for the Raiders.
Canberra get a penalty after a second effort on Siliva Havili.
George Williams finds touch a few metres out from the Storm line.
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is driven back in-goal. Great defence from the Storm.
The Raiders come up with an error through Hudson Young.
Canberra will get the ball back from the line drop out.
Dale Finucane is driven back in-goal off the kick-off.
Both teams are back out for the second half.
Tino Fa'asuamaleaui is tackled as the halftime siren sounds.
The Raiders spread the ball, but the Storm are able to clean up in defence.
Valemei allows the ball to bounce, but fortunately Croker is able to clean up for the visitors.
Cameron Smith lets his disappointment at no penalty known to the referee.
Tino Fa'asuamaleaui is down clutching at his neck after a crusher tackle and contact to the head.
The Raiders come up with an error a metre out from the goal line.
Josh Addo-Carr is trapped in-goal off the back of a quality kick from Williams.
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is off for the Raiders. Rapana appears to be playing fullback with Cotric pushing out to the wing.
Josh Addo-Carr is clutching at his lower leg.
The Raiders come up with a good set after points.
Croker nails the kick from the sideline.
Williams kicks for Cotric to get the Green Machine on the board.
No Try. CHN to play the ball.
The referee will check with the bunker.
Corey Harawira-Naera is denied by a try-saving effort from Ryan Papenhuyzen
Olam is ruled to be offside - Raiders penalty.
The Raiders finally get a result by trapping Addo-Carr in-goal.
Canberra get a penalty coming out of their own end.
Corey Harawira-Naera is also on for the Raiders.
Dunamis Lui and Iosia Soliola are on for the Raiders.
The kick is good.
The Storm have produced one of the greatest openings to a big match. CHANGE OUR MIND.
We're calling it - Melbourne are through to the Grand Final.
Papenhuyzen kicks for himself, the ball bounces in-goal, allowing Olam to pounce. The Storm look to have scored another!
Tino Fa'asuamaleaui is on for Melbourne.
Hughes kicks for Vunivalu. The ball beats Vunivalu and Valerie, but CNK puts a foot on the sideline.
George Williams fires a long kick that is fielded by Addo-Carr on the full.
Munster aims for a 40/20. He doesn't nail the execution, but the Foxx is able to trap Cotric 10 metres out from the Raiders line.
Vunivalu latches onto a Canberra bomb.
No Try. The Foxx is deemed to have failed to sufficiently ground the ball.
Josh Addo-Carr is claiming a try, but may have a foot on the sideline prior to grounding the ball.
Brandon Smith is on for Melbourne.
Kenny Bromwich appears to lose possession inside his own half, but the referee rules an error against the Raiders.
After missing his last attempt, Smith makes amends from right of the posts.
Smith will kick to put the Storm up 18-0.
Croker deemed to have escorted Vunivalu off the ball.
Hughes dummies but can't escape Wighton's tackle.
Papalii makes a good bust up to halfway, but can't find a man in support.
The Raiders get a repeat set coming out of their own end.
Smith kicks from inside his own half to trap Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad inside his own 10 metre zone.
The kick is wide from the sideline.
The Raiders haven't turned up so far. They fought back from 18-0 against Melbourne last year, but it's hard to imagine the Storm letting this one slip.
Hughes kicks for Vunivalu. Vaemei knocks the ball on. The ball bounces backwards. Hughes makes a dart, passes to Vunivalu who tip-toes down the sideline to score an incredible try!
Suliasi Vunivalu is claiming a bizarre try.
Big metres from Asofa-Solomona in that set after points.
Smith makes it 2 from 2.
The Storm must have watched the 2001 Grand Final based on the way they've started this one!
Off the kick off the Storm are in again!
The Storm make another break through Addo-Carr.
The Storm get off to a perfect start.
A shift back to the posts sees Jahrome Hughes send his prop over with a short ball.
Addo-Carr is cut down just short of the tryline.
The Raiders elect to run on the last and concede an error through Elliott Whitehead.
Papenhuyzen makes a half break over halfway as Munster's bomb bounces into touch.
A strong first set from the Raiders sees Papenhuyzen collected 15 metres out from his own line.
Josh Papali'i takes the first run of the evening.
For what may be the final time, Cameron Smith takes the Storm onto the field - kick-off is only moments away.
Jarrod Croker leads the Raiders onto Suncorp Stadium.
This is the fifth finals meeting between the Storm and Raiders - Melbourne leads the lever 3-1 with Canberra triumphing in the most recent meeting in last year's Qualifying Final.
The Raiders have won three of the past four clashes between the two sides; however the Storm prevailed in the most recent meeting back in July.
The Raiders will field the same side as last week with Siliva Havili and Hudson Young starting in place of Tom Starling and Iosia Soliola.
The Storm have been boosted by the inclusion of Dale Finucane - celebrating his 200th NRL appearance - at the expense of Tom Eisenhuth on the bench.
Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of the First Preliminary Final between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders from Suncorp Stadium.
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Ashley Klein
Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Peter Gough
Video Referee: Jared Maxwell
MELBOURNE STORM (30)
Tries: Jesse Bromwich, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Suliasi Vunivalu, Justin Olam, Dale Finucane
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)
CANBERRA RAIDERS (10)
Tries: Nick Cotric (2)
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/2)