Queensland no longer has a team in the NRL finals series.
The Cowboys were knocked out of the race for the Premiership by Cronulla at the Sydney Football Stadium on Friday night.
The Sharks’ 32-20 victory makes this their first grand final in 19 years.
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Johnathan Thurston’s Cowboys did manage a couple of late consolation tries but it wasn’t enough.
North Queensland was of course backing-up from its win over the Broncos a week ago while Cronulla had a week off.
On Saturday night Melbourne takes on Canberra at AAMI Park starting at 7:40pm. The Storm’s the short-priced favourites to win according to TAB Sportsbet.