SYDNEY - Two-time grand final winner Petero Civoniceva believes Canterbury's best chance of causing an upset in Sunday's NRL decider will be to rattle Melbourne's big stars.
The composure of Storm trio Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith has the likes of Civoniceva, Scott Prince and Johnathan Thurston expecting the trophy to find a home in Melbourne this year.
But the recently retired Civoniceva says Canterbury will have a chance if they can break up Melbourne's rhythm.
"The Bulldogs have got to play an unsettling style to really throw everything at Melbourne," Civoniceva told AAP yesterday.
"And they're a team that is capable of doing that.
"(Five-eighth) Josh Reynolds for sure he can play an unsettling style.
"That's the beauty of his game. He's just a tough little competitor. Just the performance on the weekend, he gave it his all.
"He was playing hurt with a busted shoulder for a while there but he just continued to keep finding something to drive them forward."
Perhaps the best chance for the Bulldogs to disrupt Melbourne's structured play is through their ball-playing forwards.