ROOSTERS 26 SEA EAGLES 18
Sonny Bill Williams, please don't go - rugby league needs you.
For all those interview requests you turn down, fan days you might skip and shonky fights you stage in the off season, just one mind-boggling pass has us begging for more.
That's all it took, one pass. The enigmatic James Maloney on the end of it, feeding to Anthony Minichiello who somehow found a flying Shaun Kenny-Dowall to score in the corner. Momentum changer, game decider and the Roosters somehow sink those ever so gallant Sea Eagles 26-18 in the big dance at ANZ Stadium.
Now when will you tell us you will be staying with the greatest game of all?
Williams' moment of magic inspired a shellshocked Roosters - having nightmares about blowing another 8-6 half-time lead in a grand final - to gift Trent Robinson the ultimate present at the end of a dream debut season at the helm.
Now he just has to convince SBW to stay in the Tricolours. It's a cause not just for the sake of Roosters fans, but for rugby league fans in general.
A steaming Manly obviously weren't willing to oblige to Williams' script for most parts of the grand final on Sunday night.
On the wrong end of a couple of dubious first-half calls, they received the best type of gift straight after the break.
Perhaps the only person more grateful than Manly coach Geoff Toovey would have been Jamie Ainscough. The former Dragons winger will no longer be remembered as the last man to be the culprit in that penalty try.
This time Jamie Lyon was a beneficiary, dragged down from behind by Mitch Aubusson as he pursued a Daly Cherry-Evans kick. Worthy of a penalty try? Debatable. Video referees Luke Patten and Ashley Klein thought so.
Steve Matai then latched onto a crisp backline movement to pad Manly's lead early in the second half to 10 points. We'd been here before with the boys from the peninsula.
Enter SBW. After watching Aiden Guerra score, the back-rower popped the pass for Maloney to dart through which resulted in Kenny-Dowall's electrifying try.
He wasn't done yet. He burst through the middle inside the last 10 minutes. Almost inevitably, the Roosters scored only moments later with Michael Jennings somehow touching down to seal the Tricolours' first premiership in 11 years.
But it didn't always look like Williams would have that type of effect on the game.
He had barely done anything wrong since returning to league. In the first half he could barely do anything right.
Widely tipped to return to boxing before whisking himself back to rugby union, the only blows Williams landed in the first 20 minutes were on his own teammates. Shonky offloads which found the turf, missed tackles and most costly a spilt ball conspired to gift Manly the first points in the big dance.
Sea Eagles winger Jorge Taufua dived over despite the desperate - yet fruitless - attempt of Williams to slap the ball free while Taufua grounded it.
It didn't matter. Williams finished the winner. His last game in the 13-man code? What an impact it was.
SYDNEY ROOSTERS 26 (Daniel Tupou, Aiden Guerra, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Michael Jennings tries; James Maloney 5 goals) defeated MANLY SEA EAGLES 18 (Jorge Tafua, Steve Matai, penalty try; Lyon 3 goals) at ANZ Stadium. Referee: Shayne Hayne, Ben Cummins. Crowd: 81,491.