Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Fri April 13, 2018
Round 6 - AAMI Park - Crowd: 12386
79min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Knights will have the last set of the game.

76min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Croft grubbers and finds Addo-Carr. He tries to pass to Asofa-Solomona, but the big man can't hold onto it.

75min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith converts from almost in front.

Storm lead Storm 40 - 14 Knights
74min

Try: Storm
Scored by Sam Kasiano. Kick to come.

Kasiano shrugs off some lazy defence and he runs 15 metres (or 90 metres in forwards speak) to score an easy try.

Storm lead Storm 38 - 14 Knights
73min

SCRUM STORM - Knights get a hand on the ball while effecting a tackle.

73min

SCRUM STORM - Storm start 20m from their own line.

72min

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.

70min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Smith.

Smith's conversion is pushed well wide.

Storm lead Storm 34 - 14 Knights
69min

Try: Storm
Scored by Felise Kaufusi. Kick to come.

Jacks with a nice shart ball to Kaufusi, who steps out of a tackle and scores out wide on the right side.

Storm lead Storm 34 - 14 Knights
68min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga raises the flags with his conversion.

Storm lead Storm 30 - 14 Knights
66min

Try: Knights
Scored by Ken Sio. Kick to come.

Sio bags another try after another great pass from Ponga.

Storm lead Storm 30 - 12 Knights
64min

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.

63min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Storm offside. Knights 40m out from the Storm line.

62min

Scott with another good break but on the next play Addo-Carr's pass is intercepted by Fitzgibbon.

60min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith from the right sideline converts.

Storm lead Storm 30 - 8 Knights
60min

Try: Storm
Scored by Suliasi Vunivalu. Kick to come.

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.

Storm lead Storm 28 - 8 Knights
58min

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.

58min

Both sides with some open, but ultimately scrappy last tackle plays.

56min

Pearce looks for Buhrer with a short ball, but the ball is dropped and another opportunity is squandered.

55min

Buhrer help up over the line on the third tackle.

54min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - 40/20 from Pearce, who kicked early from his own 35 and finds touch 1m from the Storm line.

53min

Saifiti shuts down Smith and the Knights survive another raid.

50min

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.

48min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith slots the sideline conversion.

Storm lead Storm 24 - 8 Knights
47min

Try: Storm
Scored by Josh Addo-Carr. Kick to come.

Storm swing the ball left and Addo-Carr scores a miraculous try, reaching out and just getting the ball on the tryline.

Storm lead Storm 22 - 8 Knights
46min

Fitzgibbon sin-binned for infringing in the play the ball.

46min

PENALTY - Knights penalised for interfering in the play the ball.

45min

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.

42min

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.

41min

PENALTY STORM - Levi ran Slater off the ball and now the Storm are on the attack.

40min

Back underway here at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.

39min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga from the left sideline curls it a tad too much and misses.

Storm lead Storm 18 - 8 Knights
38min

Try: Knights
Scored by Ken Sio. Kick to come.

Pearce with a stunning hard, flat, cut-out pass finds Sio, who steps Vunivalu and dives over for a try.

Storm lead Storm 18 - 8 Knights
36min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Knights with some quick play the balls and easy metres. Hoffman knocks a ball forward from dummy half.

34min

SCRUM STORM - Ross knocks on and they've turned a large amount of possession and field position into zero.

34min

Fitzgibbon gets a lovely ball from Pearce and gets over the line, but he's held up.

34min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Storm give away another penalty on their line.

33min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Mata'utia attempts a quick catch and pass and loses the ball, however it goes forward off Scott.

32min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Newcastle are 10m out and urgently need points.

31min

SCRUM STORM - Brock Lamb drops the ball cold.

31min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Bromwich in the way at the play the ball.

29min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga misses the conversion.

Storm lead Storm 18 - 4 Knights
28min

Try: Knights
Scored by Lachlan Fitzgibbon. Kick to come.

Ponga runs onto a pass at speed and gets Fitzgibbon running a strong inside line. The Knights backrower barges over for a good try.

Storm lead Storm 18 - 4 Knights
27min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Storm not square at marker.

26min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Storm up too quickly. Knights get their first penalty of the night. Count is 7-1.

26min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Hoffman with a forward pass to Munster.

24min

PENALTY STORM - Knights with hands on the ball in the tackle and ruin a good defensive set. here comes the Storm again.

23min

Munster puts in a shocker of a kick and the Knights let it bounce dead.

21min

The Knights get the ball. It's been about a week.

19min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith bangs the penalty goal over to extend the lead to 3 converted tries.

Storm lead Storm 18 - 0 Knights
19min

PENALTY STORM - Knights give away another penalty on their own line, late in the Storm tackle count.

18min

PENALTY STORM - Knights kick off goes out on the full. Things going pear shaped fast for the Novocastrians

17min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith adds the extras.

Storm lead Storm 16 - 0 Knights
16min

Try: Storm
Scored by Tim Glasby. Kick to come.

Bromwich with a nice quick ball to Glasby who falls over the line for a try.

Storm lead Storm 14 - 0 Knights
14min

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.

14min

PENALTY STORM - Lamb offside.

13min

SCRUM STORM - Munster's grubber is fumbled by Lamb as he tries to reel it in.

12min

PENALTY STORM - Knights give away another on the second tackle.

11min

PENALTY STORM - Knights give away a penalty and the Storm with a full set inside the Knights 30m

10min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith nails the easy conversion.

Storm lead Storm 10 - 0 Knights
9min

Try: Storm
Scored by Suliasi Vunivalu. Kick to come.

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.

Storm lead Storm 8 - 0 Knights
8min

Fitzgibbon breaks through the Storm left edge and attempts a pass to Ponga, but the ball goes to ground and the Storm clean up.

7min

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.

7min

Storm advancing up through the middle all too easily here.

6min

Jacks puts up a kick that is taken easily by Sio. Storm kick chase was poor there.

4min

Knights with a pair of conservative sets. Storm on halfway with 3 tackles to go.

3min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Smith.

Smith's conversion attempts just goes across the face and is waved away.

Storm lead Storm 4 - 0 Knights
1min

Try: Storm
Scored by Josh Addo-Carr. Kick to come.

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.

Storm lead Storm 4 - 0 Knights

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
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (5/7)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (14)
Tries: Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Ken Sio (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (1/3)
Penalty Goals: