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Round 3 - Monday 24th March @ 07:00pm
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Round 3 - Monday 24th March @ 07:00pm
STORM vs. KNIGHTS
AAMI Park
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L: 0
H-T: 18
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Fulltime at AAMI Park and the Storm have run out 28-20 winners over the Knights.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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Roberts weaves his way across field before he throws the ball into touch.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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The Knights dive on the loose ball through Beau Scott.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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PENALTY Storm. Leilua bundles Fonua out of the way.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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Slater kicks in behind Uate and Minto wins the race to the ball to kick it dead.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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PENALTY Storm. Slater is taken out as he chased the kick through.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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Smith grubbers off the post and Clydsdale dives on the loose ball.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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Smith kicks out of dummy half into the corner and Minto knocks on. Storm scrum.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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The Knights run the ball on the last and Scott is caught in possession. Knights handover.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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Good defence from the Knights edge sees Uate and Gagai combine to put Hampton into touch. Knights scrum on halfway.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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Roberts chips in behind Tonumaipea again but Uate can't get the bounce. Storm scrum.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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Beau Scott throws a wayward pass out the back which is knocked on by the Storm. Knights scrum.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Smith can't add the extras from alongside the posts.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Cameron Smith. Kick to come.

Smith dives over from close range to perhaps secure the two points for the Storm tonight.

Melbourne Storm 28-20

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PENALTY Storm. Leilua hangs out an arm as Fonua went to step off his right foot. Storm on the attack.

Melbourne Storm 24-20

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PENALTY Storm. Gidley and Dobson ruled to have worked the tackled player on the ground.

Melbourne Storm 24-20

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Uate takes Smith's bomb very well under pressure.

Melbourne Storm 24-20

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Dobson kicks to Slater who finds Tonumaipea who is hit in a solid tackle from Beau Scott.

Melbourne Storm 24-20

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley unsuccessful.

Gidley pulls the conversion to the left from the sideline. Big final 18 minutes coming up.

Melbourne Storm 24-20

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Akuila Uate. Kick to come.

Uate scores his second to get the Knights to within four after a superb ball from Dobson to Gagai who then flick passed to his winger as he approached Slater.

Melbourne Storm 24-20

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PENALTY Knights. Uate earns his side another set in Melbourne territory.

Melbourne Storm 24-16

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Minto and Uate nearly collide before Uate takes the ball back 30m downfield.

Melbourne Storm 24-16

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Gidley chips into the corner and Waqa has possession 10m from his own line.

Melbourne Storm 24-16

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Minto's kick is charged down but he wins the race back to the ball and the Knights have six more.

Melbourne Storm 24-16

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No try. Tonumaipea puts the ball down in the corner but the young winger puts his hand on the sideline. Knights scrum.

Melbourne Storm 24-16

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Storm try.

Melbourne Storm 24-16

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PENALTY Storm. Cuthbertson not square at marker.

Melbourne Storm 24-16

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PENALTY Storm. Knights players hanging on for too long.

Melbourne Storm 24-16

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PENALTY Storm. Gidley ruled to have given the tackled player an unnecessary facial massage.

Melbourne Storm 24-16

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The Knights run the ball on the last and Roberts fired a pass meant to Uate but he was too flat and knocked the ball on. Storm scrum.

Melbourne Storm 24-16

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Tyrone Roberts successful.

Roberts converts from the sideline to close the gap back to eight.

Melbourne Storm 24-16

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Akuila Uate. Kick to come.

Uate crosses for the Knights out wide after a perfectly weighted Roberts chip.

Melbourne Storm 24-14

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Roberts grubbers into the in-goal and Slater bats it dead. Storm dropout.

Melbourne Storm 24-10

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PENALTY Knights. Fonua goes straight back through the play-the-ball.

Melbourne Storm 24-10

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The Storm run the ball down the right and Waqa is dragged into touch in a desperate tackle from Rochow.

Melbourne Storm 24-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith splits the uprights from out near the western touchline to extend the lead to 14.

Melbourne Storm 24-10

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Young Tonumaipea. Kick to come.

Tonumaipea outleaps Uate to score in the corner after a perfectly weighted chip-bomb from Cronk.

Melbourne Storm 22-10

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Cronk dribbles a kick into the in-goal and Minto is claimed. Knights dropout.

Melbourne Storm 18-10

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PENALTY Storm. Knights offside from the kick.

Melbourne Storm 18-10

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Waqa blocks Leilua who raced through to try to put pressure on Slater.

Melbourne Storm 18-10

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Second half action underway as Smith puts boot to ball.

Melbourne Storm 18-10

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Newcastle back out onto AAMI Park and ready to go on without Alex McKinnon. When we have an update on his condition we'll let you know.

Melbourne Storm 18-10

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Halftime at AAMI Park and the Storm lead the Knights 18-10 in an enthralling game of rugby league.

Melbourne Storm 18-10

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Penalty goal attempt by Tyrone Roberts successful.

Roberts adds the two from the penalty goal as the siren sounds.

Melbourne Storm 18-10

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PENALTY Knights. Jordan McLean is placed on report for the tackle which saw McKinnon put into a dangerous position.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Alex McKinnon is stretchered off the AAMI Park playing surface to a generous round of applause.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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All the precautions taking place here at AAMI Park as the trainers do their best to look after Alex McKinnon.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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PENALTY Knights. McKinnon upended in a dangerous tackle from Bromwich and the Novocastrian is in some trouble in the hands of the trainers.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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PENALTY Knights. Cronk offside.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Waqa charges down the sideline and goes to hand the ball to Chambers who knocks on. Knights scrum.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Minto fires a pass to Uate who can't hang onto the ball. Melbourne scrum.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Cronk chips for Slater who gets the bounce but he can't quite hang onto possession. Knights scrum.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Smith pulls the conversion attempt to the right of the posts.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Will Chambers. Kick to come.

Chambers this time gets on the scoresheet after some paper thin defending by the Knights right edge in Gagai and Uate.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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PENALTY Storm. McKinnon makes a second effort in the tackle.

Melbourne Storm 14-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith puts the Storm out by a converted try.

Melbourne Storm 14-8

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Kevin Proctor. Kick to come.

Proctor puts the Storm back in front by running onto a sublime pass from Cronk. The halfback held up the ball until the last minute and Proctor went through untouched.

Melbourne Storm 12-8

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Hampton grubbers into the in-goal before Gagai picks up the ball and is hit in what looks like a high tackle. Knights dropout.

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PENALTY Storm. Fonua has the ball stolen in a two-man tackle as he looked to stretch out.

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The Storm shift the ball to the left and race down the touchline before Gidley in an offside position dives on a loose ball. Melbourne on the attack.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith locks us up with a successful conversion from beside the posts.

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Sisa Waqa. Kick to come.

Leilua comes up with an error on the first tackle as he looked to get the pass away. Fonua scooped up the loose ball before passing to Waqa who raced 60m to score.

Newcastle Knights 8-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Melbourne try.

Newcastle Knights 8-2

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Cronk tries to put Slater through back on the inside with a no-look pass which goes to ground. Knights scrum on halfway.

Newcastle Knights 8-2

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Cronk is hit after putting boot to ball but the referees rule play on despite the boos from the Melbourne crowd.

Newcastle Knights 8-2

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Roberts kicks early in the tackle count which finds Waqa on the full on his own 20m.

Newcastle Knights 8-2

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Penalty goal attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

Gidley puts the Knights out by a converted try with a 20m attempt at goal just to the left of the posts.

Newcastle Knights 8-2

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PENALTY Knights. Bromwich and Fonua get Rochow into a dangerous position.

Newcastle Knights 6-2

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PENALTY Knights. Uate hit in a tackle which went a bit high according to the referees,

Newcastle Knights 6-2

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No try from Jordan McLean who loses the ball trying to put it on the tryline. Newcastle scrum.

Newcastle Knights 6-2

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Storm try.

Newcastle Knights 6-2

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PENALTY Storm. Knights taking too long getting off the tackled player.

Newcastle Knights 6-2

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Leilua gets on the outside of his man and drags his winger in before passing to McManus who can't get a handle on the ball otherwise he would have scored.

Newcastle Knights 6-2

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Slater looks for a penalty which isn't forthcoming and then Fonua puts the ball down. Knights on the attack.

Newcastle Knights 6-2

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Slater throws a wayward pass which misses Waqa but finds Tonumaipea.

Newcastle Knights 6-2

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Roberts goes to the air and Slater takes the bomb well before running into a solid tackle from Gidley.

Newcastle Knights 6-2

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

Kurt Gidley adds the extras from alongside the posts.

Newcastle Knights 6-2

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Jeremy Smith. Kick to come.

Jeremy Smith scores the first try for the Knights after Dobson's kick bounces off the upright.

Newcastle Knights 4-2

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PENALTY Knights. Hoffman in front of Cronk but makes the tackle.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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Cronk puts boot to ball and the Knights finally get their hands on the ball through Minto.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MELBOURNE STORM
Penalty goal attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith adds the two from in front to open the scoring.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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PENALTY Storm. Gidley ruled to have hit Norrie in the head.

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Norrie slow to his feet after being hit in a tackle from Kurt Gidley.

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PENALTY Storm. Newcastle offside through Fa'alogo.

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PENALTY Storm. Jeremy Smith ruled to have gotten Norrie into a dangerous position.

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Kurt Gidley gets us underway!

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The Knights head out onto AAMI Park led by Kurt Gidley. They'll kick off and head to the southern end of the ground.

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Fulltime at AAMI Park in the NYC curtain raiser and the Knights have racked up the half century and disposed of the Storm 50-0.

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Confirmation from Melbourne sees the Storm 1-17. For the Knights, Willie Mason drops back to the bench for David Fa'alogo who starts and Adam Clydsdale comes onto the bench for Travis Waddell.

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In team news it is expected the Storm will be 1-17 as named last Tuesday with Chris Houston and Travis Waddell rumoured to be dropping off the Knights bench for hooker Adam Clydsdale and back rower David Fa'alogo. Once we have confirmation we will let you know.

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Good evening footy fans and welcome to AAMI Park in Melbourne for the culmination of round 3 in the Telstra Premiership. It's the Storm and the Knights as the Novocastrians look for their first win of the season.

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Referees: Gerard Sutton, Gavin Morris

Touch Judges: Steve Carrall, Dave Munro

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Ben Galea

MELBOURNE STORM (28)
Tries: Cameron Smith, Sisa Waqa, Kevin Proctor, Will Chambers, Young Tonumaipea
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/5)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (20)
Tries: Jeremy Smith, Akuila Uate (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (1/2), Tyrone Roberts (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (1/1), Tyrone Roberts (1/1)



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