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NRL Grand Final: Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys set to play out historic decider

The all-Queensland angle is a dead horse worth beating as two clubs from rugby league's heartland returning to the game's biggest stage after almost a decade absent is vitally important for the sport as a whole, but it is far from the only reason to get excited about today's clash.

Granville confident he's up to speed

Playing behind a forward pack that totally dominated their opposition in running for over 500 more metres in hit-ups in Saturday night's semi-final, Granville played 52 minutes and a key role in getting his forwards over the advantage line with searching runs from dummy-half.

Seven days earlier the 26-year-old struggled to keep pace in the biggest game of his young NRL career but said it was a valuable lesson in preparing to take on the Sharks in their sudden-death encounter in Townsville.