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Round 6 - Monday 14th April @ 07:00pm
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L: 0
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Round 6 - Monday 14th April @ 07:00pm
STORM vs. DRAGONS
AAMI Park
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L: 0
H-T: 10
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CROWD: 13130
H-T: 12
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That was insane. The ball went everywhere on that final play and Tonumaipea scored in the corner. There's some discussion about the final play, the clock had elapsed when the ball was played - but the referee is the sole judge of time and play went on. Full credit to both sides - an outstanding game. FULLTIME.

Melbourne Storm 28-24

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith converts the matchwinning try. Dragons players inconsolable on the field, that was an INCREDIBLE finish!

Melbourne Storm 28-24

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

Tonumaipea SCORES ON THE SIREN. WHAT AN AMAZING TRY. AMAZING FINISH!

Melbourne Storm 26-24

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Storm deep on the attack....

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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Great set from the Dragons, they make halfway on the last. Ordinary touchfinder means Storm scrum about 15 short of halfway with 50 seconds left.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Billy Slater makes an unforced error.

SLATER SPILLS IT! Scrum packs for the Dragons on their own 10m.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Jason Nightingale makes an unforced error.

Dragons error through Jason Nightingale. "Flossy" reckons it's been stripped but the scrum will pack....

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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Storm run it on the last... O'NEILL! AT THE LINE! NO! He's short!!! Handover Dragons.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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Forward pass ruled against Will Matthews as he looked for Bronson Harrison. Storm scrum on their own 30m.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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Storm last tackle kick dribbles dead, Dugan watched it go. Now stalling tactics as they come back for the 20m restart attract the derision of the pro-Melbourne crowd.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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Ben Roberts with a break now, the Storm have two tackles left and they're on the attack!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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Dragons take full advantage and get the ball to the Storm goalline, but the last tackle kick goes to the Storm. They start on tackle one on their own line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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Last tackle for the Storm, they're inside the Dragons' half... a high ball, Dugan fields it in-goal, 20m restart.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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Ben Creagh chases through a Gareth Widdop bomb, he takes it... but Chambers steals it! Storm now surge up-field.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith no mistake from in front and the margin is back to TWO!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-22

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Cooper Cronk. Kick to come.

That's a four pointer for the Melbourne Storm's number seven and now we have a finish on our hands!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-20

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VIDEO REFEREE possible TRY to Cooper Cronk for the Storm - checking obstruction. Ben Roberts set that up!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-16

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

The captain converts to reduce the margin and put Dragons fans back on the edge of their seats.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-16

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

Great outside ball finds Chambers, and this game just keeps producing outstanding tries! Cronk's throw was outstanding!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-14

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Storm playing some good footy, making plenty of metres coming out of their own end... now on the attack 3 tackles into this set.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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INJURY - Joel Thompson is down injured. Nothing illegal there it's play on. He'll have a concussion test, Dragons will play on.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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Ben Roberts runs it wide on the last, he's tackled. Dragons handover.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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Penalty Storm, another set. Dragons defending stoically...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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Dragons forced into a line drop-out after a sideways grubber has Gerard Beale falling over backwards in-goal.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

Crowd announced as 13,130

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Billy Slater makes an unforced error.

Billy Slater is ruled to have gotten a finger tip on a Cooper Cronk outside ball before Tonumaipea picks it up. That's a knock on in the ref's book.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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Gareth Widdop of all players fields the Storm's last tackle cross-field kick. Dragons out of trouble for now.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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Storm with a handy penalty giving them the territorial advantage. Attack time for the hosts...

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

Widdop makes the margin fourteen.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 24-10

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Trent Merrin. Kick to come.

The TRY is awarded. Dugan not clearly offside enough for the video referee to overturn. "Insufficient evidence". Widdop had put the ball high, the Storm couldn't handle it, Dugan got it and sent it over to Merrin who crashed over.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 22-10

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VIDEO REFEREE possible TRY to Trent Merrin. Checking whether Josh Dugan is onside... it's touch and go here.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

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Storm ball goes over the sideline just as they looked promising in attack.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

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Nightingale grubbers down the touchline on the last but it goes touch in-goal. Storm 20m restart.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

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Everything going the Red-and-White's way, Hoffman penalised for a strip. Dragons new set starts just inside the Storm half.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

And a great sideline conversion puts the Dragons eight in front.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 18-10

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Gerard Beale. Kick to come.

That's an absolute SPECIAL from the Dragons! Gerard Beale is on the end of an outstanding few plays - Dugan makes a huge break, they find Thompson inside who's tackled. They spread it to the other wing, Nightingale finds Beale, who puts it out to Morris, back in to Beale... TRY TIME!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 16-10

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Slater does the same at the other end, albeit not in goal.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-10

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Nightingale takes a last tackle bomb in-goal, 20m restart.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-10

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Injury Update from halftime - Dylan Farrell's issue appears to be the pectoral muscle. Not returning tonight.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-10

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Teams back on the park and we are GO for the second half, with Saints 12 leading Storm 10.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-10

HALFTIME in Monday Night Football - the Dragons have staved off a determined Storm to clinch a 12-10 lead at the break. Well and truly an open contest.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-10

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Penalty goal attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

The penalty results in a shot on goal 32m out, Widdop has no problem adding the two points giving, yes, the DRAGONS the lead at halftime!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 12-10

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Dugan with the physio prodding and grabbing his face, possible cheekbone injury? Will Chambers is ON REPORT.

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PENALTY Dragons - Josh Dugan's been hit by a shoulder charge from Will Chambers.

10 all

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Storm go wide as they get loser to the line, but the will go back to the Dragons after an error. Dylan Farrell is now off injured.

10 all

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

Scores level!

10 all

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Brett Morris. Kick to come.

The try is awarded, accidental offside prior to the play not an issue. Brett Morris gets through several defenders to get it down.

Melbourne Storm 10-8

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Dragons TRY to Brett Morris. Billy Slater's spilled it, checking the aerial contest.

Melbourne Storm 10-4

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Ryan Hoffman makes an unforced error.

Hoffman with his second error of the night, tries popping an offload and it's dropped.

Melbourne Storm 10-4

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Dugan's been trapped in goal on the Storm's return set there. He's not impressed by the drop-out is ruled.

Melbourne Storm 10-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Cam Smith has pushed it wide.

Melbourne Storm 10-4

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

Too easy for the Storm, Slater grubbers through, Dugan goes to ground to claim it but it's bounced above him slightly, he fumbles and Chambers takes the ball for an easy try.

Melbourne Storm 10-4

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Storm TRY to Will Chambers. Dugan's spilled it. Can't see why this wouldn't be awarded...

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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High ball puts pressure on the Dragons at the back, it's forced dead by the visitors and as a result it's a line drop-out.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Penalty nine of the evening, Dragons with an odd in-field kick and the chasing tacklers are ruled offside. Storm start things on the 40m.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Ryan Hoffman makes an unforced error.

Hoffman with a loose carry and the impact of the tackle forces the ball free. Dragons feed the scrum on their own 30m.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Dragons looking to slow the game down, their last two sets have seen Widdop find touch deep in Storm territory to force a scrum.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Promising Storm attack breaks down on the left side, Dragons get it and now get a penalty as well. 8 penalties awarded in the first 23 minutes.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Storm penalty to bring them out of their own end. Set to start five short of halfway.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Storm denied a try to Kevin Proctor with Cooper Cronk delivering a marginal forward pass on the 10m line.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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UNFORCED ERROR ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Josh Dugan makes an unforced error.

Dugan spills his lollies in front of his own goalline. Storm scrum and they'll attack 10m out!

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Conversion is good, Storm now lead!

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Jesse Bromwich. Kick to come.

Contest is ruled okay, Jesse Bromwich takes the pass from Young Tonumaipea after the contest saw the ball spill out the back and crashes over untouched.

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Possible Storm TRY to Jesse Bromwich, we're checking upstairs. Lots of hands in the contest.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Dragons attack breaks down, forward pass ruled.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Good defence from the Dragons and the last tackle kick trickles dead. Saints 20m restart.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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And there's another, now just 10m out! Penalty count went from 0-3 to 3-3 within two minutes... Storm keep attacking.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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And another penalty halfway through that set. Now Storm with the ball 30m out from the Dragons line.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Storm's first penalty comes on their own line after the Dragons were ruled offside chasing through a kick.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Storm looking likely but Dragons get the penalty just as Melbourne had good field position.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Conversion attempt by Gareth Widdop unsuccessful.

Widdop fails to convert the Farrell try.

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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TRY ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS
Scored by Dylan Farrell. Kick to come.

They go wide late in the set and it's a TRY! Dylan Farrell gets it down... no video ref required!

St. George Illawarra Dragons 4-0

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Another penalty for the Dragons, count already 2-0. Attacking right on the Melbourne line.

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Ben Roberts makes an unforced error.

Roberts back in first grade and there's an error. Dragons feed 30m out.

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Early penalty for the visitors, attack doesn't work out for the Dragons though and Melbourne will work it out.

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We are UNDERWAY in Monday night football at AAMI Park. Melbourne have the ball first - they wear their navy and purple, while the Dragons are in their predominantly red away jersey and shorts.

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Welcome to our coverage of Monday night football. Big night for both sides here in Melbourne - the Storm are staring down the barrel of three straight losses after starting the season with three straight wins, an alarming form slump since defeating Newcastle in Round 3. The Dragons are in the same conundrum, two losses following three early wins. Earlier tonight, the Under 20's Storm outfit ended the Dragons' unbeaten run 24-8.

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TEAM NEWS | Dragons move Leeson Ah Mau into the starting lineup, with Dan Hunt dropping to the bench. Kyle Stanley, Adam Quinlan and Josh Ailaomai drop out. Will Matthews takes the remaining place on the bench. For Melbourne, Ben Roberts replaces Ben Hampton at five-eighth.

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Referees: Matt Cecchin, Grant Atkins

Touch Judges: Steve Carrall, Adam Reid

Video Referee: Steve Folkes, Steve Clark

MELBOURNE STORM (28)
Tries: Jesse Bromwich, Will Chambers (2), Cooper Cronk, Young Tonumaipea
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/5)
Penalty Goals:

ST. GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS (24)
Tries: Dylan Farrell, Brett Morris, Gerard Beale, Trent Merrin
Field Goals:
Conversions: Gareth Widdop (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)



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