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Round 13 - Sunday 9th June @ 06:30pm
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Round 13 - Sunday 9th June @ 06:30pm
STORM vs. SHARKS
AAMI Park
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L: 6
H-T: 20
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The Sharks throw the ball around after the siren before Wright is pulled down to end the match. Storm win 38-6 and celebrate Smith's 250th game with the right result.

Melbourne Storm 38-6

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Beau Ryan. Conversion attempt by Todd Carney successful.

Beau Ryan gets his side on the board with the Storm defence finally cracking. Luke Lewis played an integral role in the try with his cutout pass finding Ryan who kept his width before running 20m untouched. Carney adds the extras.

Melbourne Storm 38-6

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Chambers gets a touch on the ball and the Sharks get six again.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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The ball rebounds off the Sharks after Smith's cross-field bomb is uncontested. Sharks in possession.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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O'Neill again takes a bomb on the full in the in-goal. Storm restart.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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Ryan puts boot to ball before it rebounds off O'Neill and into touch.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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The Storm run the ball on the last and Chambers is tackled on the far side. Hoffman now joins Slater and Cronk on the bench.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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Carney runs down the short side and knocks on as Slater is also given an early mark by coach Bellamy.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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The Sharks spin the ball to the left side and Feki looked to score but the ball came free.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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Widdop chips for Waqa but the ball goes out on the full. 20m restart.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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Tagataese drops the ball in a loose carry.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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Carney throws the pass to Bukuya who ran a good line but couldn't hang onto the ball.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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Sharks throw the ball around and Waqa knocks on. Repeat set for the visitors here.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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Cooper Cronk gets an early mark from Craig Bellamy.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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Little piece of scrappy play from the Storm and the ball goes free. Sharks to feed a scrum.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Billy Slater. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Billy Slater scores almost from the kick-off! Widdop delivered the short ball to Blair who burst into the back field before drawing Gordon and putting Slater on an unimpeded sprint to the try line. Smith gets the radar back on track from alongside the posts.

Melbourne Storm 38-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Justin O'Neill. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

O'Neill continues the one-way traffic after Widdop grubbered into the in-goal. The Storm winger picked up the rolling ball before placing it in the corner. Smith's conversion swings across the face of goal.

Melbourne Storm 32-0

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Robson continues his disappointing game with a kick that sails out on the full.

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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Ryan runs a good block on Hoffman as he chased Cronk's bomb.

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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Harris spills the ball as the home side pressed the Sharks line.

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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Widdop kicks into the in-goal. Dropout Sharks.

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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PENALTY Storm. Bukuya with the leg pull.

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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Wright plays catch-up footy and throws an unnecessary pass out the back which goes in touch. Storm scrum.

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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Slater latches onto Robson's disappointing kick and the Storm work the ball up field.

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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PENALTY Sharks. Ryles too long on the tackled player.

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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Slater takes Carney's bomb well.

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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Second half action is underway!

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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Halftime at AAMI Park and the Storm lead 28-0.

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Gareth Widdop. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Widdop gets his name on the scoresheet and the carve up continues. Smith darted out of dummy half and found Widdop who pushed away from Carney to score. Smith hits the upright after a seagull put him off.

Melbourne Storm 28-0

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PENALTY Storm. Cronk put Slater through a yawning hole in the Sharks defence before the fullback has the ball knocked out.

Melbourne Storm 24-0

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Robson's fifth-tackle option is another poor one for the Sharks. Ball goes touch in-goal. 20m restart Storm.

Melbourne Storm 24-0

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Globetrotters play from the Storm sees the ball go free. Sharks in possession.

Melbourne Storm 24-0

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Carney runs the ball on the last and his cutout pass is knocked on by Feki.

Melbourne Storm 24-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Tohu Harris. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Harris scores another try for the Storm! Cronk kicked on the last and the ball rebounded off Wright into his arms before he flicked a speculative one-handed pass into the arms of the replacement who scored his first try of his career. Smith converts from beside the posts.

Melbourne Storm 24-0

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Smith kicks out of dummy half and Ryan has to go back to his tryline to pick up the ball.

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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Robson's kick across field is again taken by O'Neill in the in-goal. Storm restart.

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Kevin Proctor. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Proctor scores the try next to the posts after Feki spills a Cronk bomb. Smith again adds the extras.

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Storm try.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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O'Neill takes Carney's chip in the in-goal. Storm restart.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Scrambling defence from the Storm prevents Feki scoring in the corner.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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PENALTY Sharks. Pomeroy ruled to have had the ball stolen after the tackle was completed.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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PENALTY Sharks. Fifita has the ball stolen in a two-man tackle.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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The Storm spill the ball and Ryan goes up field with a 40m run.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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PENALTY Storm. Lewis ruled to have stolen the ball.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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PENALTY Storm. Hoffman put in a dangerous position in the tackle by Pomeroy and Carney.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Ryan Hoffman. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Hoffman extends the Storm's lead! Again they ran a second-man play to the left side before Widdop found his second-rower on a straight line through some flimsy Cronulla defence. Smith adds the extras from beside the posts.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Storm try.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Cronk's towering bomb is spilled by Gordon in front of his own posts. Storm scrum.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Good scrambling defence from the Sharks bundles Chambers into touch as the Storm looked very crisp with ball movement to their right side. Sharks scrum.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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PENALTY Storm. Heighington ruled to have a hand on the ball slowing down the play-the-ball

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Maurice Blair. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Maurice Blair opens the scoring here tonight! The Storm swept play to the left side after the scrum with Cronk finding Widdop who put Blair through a yawning hole. Smith adds the extras from out wide.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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40/20 MELBOURNE STORM
Cooper Cronk kicks a 40/20.

Cooper Cronk comes up with a 30/10 to put the Storm on the attack where he will feed a scrum for his side.

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The Sharks go down the short side on tackle two and Ryan was forced to kick the ball before the Storm dive on it.

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PENALTY Sharks. Carney goes to the air and the ball sails out on the full but Hoffman is penalised for taking the pivot out after boot went to ball.

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The Storm run the ball on the last with Cronk delivering the pass on the inside to Slater who is cut down in a scything tackle from Wade Graham.

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Cronk again goes to the air for the Storm but this time Ryan makes the catch.

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Cronk goes to the air but Feki is up to the challenge and defuses the bomb.

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Mistake free stuff from the Sharks in the opening set.

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Cam Smith gets us underway in Melbourne in game 250!

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Fulltime in the Holden Cup and the Storm have run out comfortable 34-10 victors over the Sharks. First Grade to kick-off in around 45 minutes.

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TEAM NEWS for the Cronulla Sharks. A few alterations to the side named on Tuesday. NSW representatives Andrew Fifita and Luke Lewis drop back to the bench with Sam Tagataese and Jayson Bukuya coming into the run-on side. Chris Heighington will come off the bench and into the vacant lock position for suspended captain Paul Gallen.

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A Super Sunday of rugby league wraps up in the southern capital where the Melbourne Storm clash with the Cronulla Sharks at AAMI Park. TEAM NEWS for the home side sees all State of Origin players named and they will run out 1-17 for Cam Smith's 250th first grade game.

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Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Sisa Waqa 3. Maurice Blair 4. Will Chambers 5. Justin O'Neill 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Bryan Norrie 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe
Interchange: 14. Jason Ryles 15. Tohu Harris 16. Junior Moors 17. Jordan McLean 18. Brett Finch 19. Tim Glasby 20. Kenneath Bromwich

Sharks: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Ben Pomeroy 4. Jonathan Wright 5. Beau Ryan 6. Todd Carney 7. Jeff Robson 19. Sam Tagataese 9. John Morris 10. Ben Ross 15. Jayson Bukuya 12. Wade Graham 14. Chris Heighington
Interchange: 8. Andrew Fifita 11. Luke Lewis 16. Isaac De Gois 17. Anthony Tupou

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Referees: Ashley Klein, Chris James

Touch Judges: Steve Carrall, Michael Wise

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Luke Patten

MELBOURNE STORM (38)
Tries: Maurice Blair, Ryan Hoffman, Kevin Proctor, Tohu Harris, Gareth Widdop, Justin O'Neill, Billy Slater
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (5/7)
Penalty Goals:

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (6)
Tries: Beau Ryan
Field Goals:
Conversions: Todd Carney (1/1)
Penalty Goals:



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