Sydney Roosters 12
South Sydney Rabbitohs 4
The Sydney Roosters have advanced through to the NRL Grand Final after flooring long time rivals the South Sydney Rabbitohs in a tense clash at Allianz Stadium.
44,380 fans packed out the stands to produce the biggest crowd seen in the venue's history.
A litany of knock-ons from either side dotted the second Preliminary Final, which saw the Rabbitohs try-less. Despite being down a goal-kicker with Latrell Mitchell suspended, the Roosters were able to hold out and claimed victory.
But it wasn't all flowers and sunshine for the Roosters as million-dollar halfback Cooper Cronk pulled up with an injured shoulder at halftime. A late hit from Tevita Tatola sent the former Storm star to the deck and put a cloud over his grand final appearance against his old club.
The Roosters' last minute addition of Paul Momirovski, who played just one first grade game prior to Saturday night, was a winner as the 22-year-old plonked down the last try of the match after picking up a wild rebound off a Luke Keary bomb.