Full Time
80:00
7:50pm Fri April 20, 2018
Round 7 - Suncorp Stadium - Crowd: 37209
80min

FULL TIME @ Suncorp Stadium and the Storm have taken a comfortable 34-20 victory over the Brisbane Broncos.

76min

Matt Lodge on report for a dangerous tackle on Christian Welch after he offloaded the ball

75min

A false start with a kick off before Ashley Klein blew his whistle but we're going again now

75min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith with an exhibition of goal kicking brilliance, doesn't deviate from going through the middle of the posts

Storm lead Broncos 20 - 34 Storm
74min

Try: Storm
Scored by Will Chambers. Kick to come.

The Storm are wrapping this one up in style from a scrum on the Broncos 10m line and there's space on the outside for the Storm and Will Chambers goes one on one with Bird, beats him then has to much momentum and strength for a still Corey Oates

Storm lead Broncos 20 - 32 Storm
69min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith pushes the conversion across the face of the posts

Storm lead Broncos 20 - 28 Storm
69min

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

The Bunker takes one look at it and Vunivalu gets the green lights, Milford goes from hero to zero in the space of a few minutes

Storm lead Broncos 20 - 28 Storm
69min

WTF Anthony Milford? Anthony Milford strolls to let a kick from Will Chambers goes dead and Suliasi Vunivalu goes for it and grounds it well inside the dead ball line

67min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

Jamayne Isaako slots the conversion from right in front

Storm lead Broncos 20 - 24 Storm
67min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Anthony Milford. Kick to come.

Anthony Milford take a bow, runs for the line kicks through and grounds his own kick

Storm lead Broncos 18 - 24 Storm
62min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith converts the JAC try

Storm lead Broncos 14 - 24 Storm
62min

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

JAC scores off a Munster kick

Storm lead Broncos 14 - 22 Storm
61min

Conversion: Broncos
Kicked by Jamayne Isaako.

No issues from right next to the uprights for Jamayne Isaako and the Broncos are well and truly back in it.

Storm lead Broncos 14 - 18 Storm
60min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Alex Glenn. Kick to come.

Momentum is all with the Broncos - The Storm defensive line makes another shocking read as Will Chambers rushes out and Alex Glenn runs a beautiful line off a Tevita Pangai jnr ball.

Storm lead Broncos 12 - 18 Storm
58min

Broncos go on the attack after Suliasi Vunivalu loses the ball on his own 20

56min

Conversion: Broncos
Attempted by Jamayne Isaako.

Isaako can't convert his own try from the right touchline

Storm lead Broncos 8 - 18 Storm
54min

Try: Broncos
Scored by Jamayne Isaako. Kick to come.

Nikorima strides across field gets into position and Josh Addo Carr for no reason comes charging in and Nikorima throws the long ball out onto the chest of Jamayne Isaako has too much strength to get over the line.

Storm lead Broncos 8 - 18 Storm
47min

JAC gets his foot back into the ingoal and takes the high kick catch, in the ensuing set the Storm make good metres before being called for a forward pass.

44min

Broncos compressed defence caught out again and and JAC gets the ball after the first kick and he kicks but it's just too deep

43min

Darius Boyd runs towards the touchline and wants Oates to come inside and doesn't, Boyd offloads but finds a Storm hand

41min

Anthony Milford takes a brilliant kick down field and it takes the right kind of bounce and rolls out for a 40/20.

40min

Second half underway in Brisbane - Bad start for Melbourne with Jesse Bromwich ruled out of the second half with an MCL injury

36min

HT siren goes and there's a bit of a fracas at the point of the break for the second time in 5 minutes but we're going to HT at 18-4

34min

Second play from the kick off and Sam Kasiano loses the ball, Broncos scrum 15m out

32min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Zero issues from the 10m line for the Storm captain

Storm lead Broncos 4 - 18 Storm
30min

PENALTY STORM: Storm get a penalty right in front of the posts with Josh McGuire and Andrew McCullough taking too long to get away from the ruck, Smith will take a penalty shot from right in front.

22min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith from the left touch line doesn't hit it as sweetly as he would want and it's waved away

Storm lead Broncos 4 - 16 Storm
22min

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

BUNKER TIME: Vunivalu finds space on one side then kicks infield for Slater who this time is tackled and then Vunivalu throws a magnificent long ball out to JAC who scores in the corner

Storm lead Broncos 4 - 16 Storm
18min

Play one from the scrum after the NAS error, the Broncos captain Darius Boyd loses the ball

17min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith converts the Billy Slater kick from out wide to the right of the upright.

Storm lead Broncos 4 - 12 Storm
15min

Try: Storm
Scored by Billy Slater. Kick to come.

WOW.... WOW... WOW.... Jamayne Isaako drops back and James Roberts is a long way infield and JAC has space down the sideline and gets through and kicks inside to Billy Slater who has a double.

Storm lead Broncos 4 - 10 Storm
12min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith converts the try from close range

Storm lead Broncos 4 - 6 Storm
12min

Try: Storm
Scored by Billy Slater. Kick to come.

Some controversy on that one, Billy Slater looked to have dropped the ball but it's ruled a drop kick and it doesn't have to be at the posts and Steve Chiddy gives it

Tied up at Broncos 4 - 4 Storm
7min

PENALTY STORM: Storm get their second penalty of the night with Josh McGuire penalised for not being square

6min

Conversion: Broncos
Attempted by Jamayne Isaako.

Jamayne Isaako starts the conversion left and can't hook it back enough to get it through the posts

Broncos lead Broncos 4 - 0 Storm
6min

Try: Broncos
Scored by James Roberts. Kick to come.

JIMMY THE JET - Milford kicks from the opposite side of the field and Jamayne Isaako takes the leap under the pressure of three Storm players and James Roberts accelerates to the try line

Broncos lead Broncos 4 - 0 Storm
5min

Munster kicks through for JAC and it's ruled to have gone touch in goal...

3min

ONE ON ONE - Isaako picks up the long kick then Munster strips the ball...

2min

Both sides just testing each other through the middle in the first set

Great start with the ball given to Cameron Smith lacking some air... but now we're underway in Brisbane

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Clayton Sharpe

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Luke Patten

BRISBANE BRONCOS (20)
Tries: James Roberts, Jamayne Isaako, Anthony Milford, Alex Glenn
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (2/4)
Penalty Goals:

MELBOURNE STORM (34)
Tries: Billy Slater (2), Josh Addo-carr (2), Suliasi Vunivalu, Will Chambers
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/6)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)