SCRUM KNIGHTS - Knights will have the last set of the game.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Croft grubbers and finds Addo-Carr. He tries to pass to Asofa-Solomona, but the big man can't hold onto it.
Smith converts from almost in front.
Kasiano shrugs off some lazy defence and he runs 15 metres (or 90 metres in forwards speak) to score an easy try.
SCRUM STORM - Knights get a hand on the ball while effecting a tackle.
SCRUM STORM - Storm start 20m from their own line.
Sio with a break down the sideline, takes the Knights into the Storm half. The next tackle the Knights spread the ball to the other wing, but Mata'utia's pass to Ross drifts forward.
Smith's conversion is pushed well wide.
Jacks with a nice shart ball to Kaufusi, who steps out of a tackle and scores out wide on the right side.
Ponga raises the flags with his conversion.
Sio bags another try after another great pass from Ponga.
Smith fields a kick deep in his own in-goal and throws a pass to Addo-Carr who miraculously finds a way to just get back into the field of play.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Storm offside. Knights 40m out from the Storm line.
Scott with another good break but on the next play Addo-Carr's pass is intercepted by Fitzgibbon.
Smith from the right sideline converts.
Jacks puts up a bomb from 40m out. Pearce, acting as blocker for Sio actually gets in the way. The ball hits Pearce on the head and is cleaned up by Vunivalu who scores his second easy try off a kick for the night.
SCRUM STORM - Ponga with a good run, breaks through the left side and takes off down field, only for the old fox Slater to tackle him into touch.
Both sides with some open, but ultimately scrappy last tackle plays.
Pearce looks for Buhrer with a short ball, but the ball is dropped and another opportunity is squandered.
Buhrer help up over the line on the third tackle.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - 40/20 from Pearce, who kicked early from his own 35 and finds touch 1m from the Storm line.
Saifiti shuts down Smith and the Knights survive another raid.
SCRUM STORM - Knights with another conservative set as they try to get back into the game. Lamb finds touch on the last deep inside the Storm half.
Smith slots the sideline conversion.
Storm swing the ball left and Addo-Carr scores a miraculous try, reaching out and just getting the ball on the tryline.
Fitzgibbon sin-binned for infringing in the play the ball.
PENALTY - Knights penalised for interfering in the play the ball.
Scott makes a great break through the middle before being brought down after a good 40 metre run. Next set produces a kick which Ponga has to run dead.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Slater with a great run and throws another odd looking basketball pass to Addo-Carr who seemingly scored, only for it to be called back for a forward pass.
PENALTY STORM - Levi ran Slater off the ball and now the Storm are on the attack.
Back underway here at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.
Ponga from the left sideline curls it a tad too much and misses.
Pearce with a stunning hard, flat, cut-out pass finds Sio, who steps Vunivalu and dives over for a try.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Knights with some quick play the balls and easy metres. Hoffman knocks a ball forward from dummy half.
SCRUM STORM - Ross knocks on and they've turned a large amount of possession and field position into zero.
Fitzgibbon gets a lovely ball from Pearce and gets over the line, but he's held up.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Storm give away another penalty on their line.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Mata'utia attempts a quick catch and pass and loses the ball, however it goes forward off Scott.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Newcastle are 10m out and urgently need points.
SCRUM STORM - Brock Lamb drops the ball cold.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Bromwich in the way at the play the ball.
Ponga misses the conversion.
Ponga runs onto a pass at speed and gets Fitzgibbon running a strong inside line. The Knights backrower barges over for a good try.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Storm not square at marker.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Storm up too quickly. Knights get their first penalty of the night. Count is 7-1.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Hoffman with a forward pass to Munster.
PENALTY STORM - Knights with hands on the ball in the tackle and ruin a good defensive set. here comes the Storm again.
Munster puts in a shocker of a kick and the Knights let it bounce dead.
The Knights get the ball. It's been about a week.
Smith bangs the penalty goal over to extend the lead to 3 converted tries.
PENALTY STORM - Knights give away another penalty on their own line, late in the Storm tackle count.
PENALTY STORM - Knights kick off goes out on the full. Things going pear shaped fast for the Novocastrians
Smith adds the extras.
Bromwich with a nice quick ball to Glasby who falls over the line for a try.
Slater puts in a grubber behind the defensive line for Vunivalu, but Pearce bats it dead just in time. Knights drop out. Storm to get their 6th set in a row here.
PENALTY STORM - Lamb offside.
SCRUM STORM - Munster's grubber is fumbled by Lamb as he tries to reel it in.
PENALTY STORM - Knights give away another on the second tackle.
PENALTY STORM - Knights give away a penalty and the Storm with a full set inside the Knights 30m
Smith nails the easy conversion.
Slater puts in a cheeky little chip and Ponga gets a howler of a bounce. The ball lands right in the arms of Vunivalu who scores under the posts.
Fitzgibbon breaks through the Storm left edge and attempts a pass to Ponga, but the ball goes to ground and the Storm clean up.
Smith ends the set with a grubber, hoping for Slater to dive on it. The kick goes dead and the Knights get a 7 tackle set.
Storm advancing up through the middle all too easily here.
Jacks puts up a kick that is taken easily by Sio. Storm kick chase was poor there.
Knights with a pair of conservative sets. Storm on halfway with 3 tackles to go.
Smith's conversion attempts just goes across the face and is waved away.
Two tackles after the Penalty and Slater finds space after receiving a great Hoffman offload, before getting an unorthodox pass over the top to the Fox who dives over in the corner.
PENALTY STORM - Knights too eager to get off their line. Smith takes a quick tap and gets the Storm over halfway
The Knights kick off and are showing their trademark enthusiasm in the very first tackle
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Gerard Sutton, Peter Gough
Touch Judges: Tim Roby, Belinda Sleeman
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Luke Patten
MELBOURNE STORM (40)
Tries: Josh Addo-Carr (2), Suliasi Vunivalu (2), Tim Glasby, Felise Kaufusi, Sam Kasiano
Conversions: Cameron Smith (5/7)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (14)
Tries: Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Ken Sio (2)
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (1/3)