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Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith says it's nothing new for the Storm to go into an NRL grand final with the crowd against them.

In next Sunday's title decider, the Storm will face Cronulla, who are set to have the majority of the support at ANZ Stadium on their side.

Playing in his fifth grand final in Sydney, Smith said his team were used to being the enemy.

"I don't think we've played a final in Sydney when anyone's been going for us," Smith said.

"That's sport and that's part of the game and we've done it all year.

"We've played 13 games away this year and we haven't had too many people there supporting us but I'm sure we'll have some purple in the crowd.

"At the end of the day, the crowd isn't going to have an influence on the game, for us it's there to be won and we can control what we do."

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy watched the Sharks roll North Queensland 32-20 to win through to the grand final, taking note of playmaker James Maloney, who scored two tries and kicked six from seven goals.

But Bellamy said he wouldn't take too much from the Sharks' performance against the Cowboys, preferring to concentrate on their own meeting in round 26 when the Storm beat Cronulla to win the minor premiership.

"We played them only a couple of weeks ago, so we will probably go back to what we saw there, and our games before that, as far as what we're going to go with for a game plan," Bellamy said.

"You know they've got real quality halves - Jim Maloney was outstanding - and they've got a tough pack of forwards and some really quick, strong outside backs, so they've got a really good balance."

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