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Round 20 - Friday 25th July @ 07:40pm
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L: 0
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Round 20 - Friday 25th July @ 07:40pm
BRONCOS vs. STORM
Suncorp Stadium
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L: 0
H-T: 4
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#NRLbrimel
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H-T: 12
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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MELBOURNE STORM
Penalty goal attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith pushes it to 30 on fulltime.

Melbourne Storm 30-8

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20m restart for the Broncos, Slater ruled to have touched it dead.

Melbourne Storm 28-8

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Brisbane try a crafty kick mid-field but Koroibete is wise to it and counters! Down the touchline he's away, throws it inside for Slater, who toes it ahead... but he won't make it to ground it. Upstairs for the NO TRY checking who touched it last.

Melbourne Storm 28-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

No good for this one from the sideline for Cameron Smith.

Melbourne Storm 28-8

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

No problems for the Cronkster in the corner.

Melbourne Storm 28-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cameron Smith pushes the lead out to 16 points now, Melbourne home and hosed with less than 15 left, it would seem.

Melbourne Storm 24-8

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Ryan Hinchcliffe. Kick to come.

Beauty of a try extends the Storm's lead, Hinchcliffe gets it down under the posts.

Melbourne Storm 22-8

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Brisbane with an error coming out of their own end. Storm scrum 40m out.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS
Conversion attempt by Corey Parker unsuccessful.

Parker misses again, not helping his side's chances of getting back into this one.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Alex Glenn. Kick to come.

Kahu taps it back, Reed surges, into Copley and then Glenn picks it up and SCORES!

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Brisbane, try as they might, can't break through the Storm defence. Last tackle here... High ball...

Melbourne Storm 18-4

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Added extras for Smith and it's suddenly a 14 point lead.

Melbourne Storm 18-4

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Ryan Hoffman. Kick to come.

Ryan Hoffman is the scorer for Melbourne.

Melbourne Storm 16-4

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Storm knock on, then Brisbane attack but it comes to nothing. Now the Storm get a penalty coming out of their own end.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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VIDEO REFEREE and subsequent NO TRY Broncos. Storm will get the ball after a Brisbane knock-on.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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Brisbane penalty - Ben Hunt taken out after putting a kick up. Late hit by Bromwich.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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We're back and Melbourne have kicked early on their first set back today.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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Barba defuses a tense situation near the corner, Brisbane work it away but it looks like they'll take it to halftime trailing by 8.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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Jack Reed grubbers through on the last but it's too deep. Storm 20m restart. Compounded by a penalty.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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Brisbane break up the park through Barba then Copley but the Storm have held them out.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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Replay after replay after replay... we can't see that Cronk has scored that. NO TRY.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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VIDEO REFEREE possible Storm TRY to Cooper Cronk....

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Ryan Hoffman makes an unforced error.

Ryan Hoffman with a case of the dropsies. Broncos scrum 10m out.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS
Conversion attempt by Corey Parker unsuccessful.

From out wide Parker comes in but he's shanked it to the right.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Dale Copley. Kick to come.

Barba with a sublime pass out wide and Copley slams it down.

Melbourne Storm 12-4

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Penalty Broncos... borderline sin bin there. Mahe Fonua has clearly taken Maranta out attempting to chase a grubber through.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Ben Roberts rocks and diamonds - rocks this time, some of his kicks in the last few minutes have been woeful. Barba now with a break, he's dragged down just short of the line!

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Storm break away... positive there was a forward pass in there but it's not heeded. Storm peppering the Broncos' line.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Intecept-ception! Chambers intercepts it for Melbourne only for Barba to intercept it back 2 seconds later! Broncos fresh set from halfway!

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Brisbane survive what seemed like a panic set from Melbourne. Now they get a penalty...

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Lots happening here, Slater's broken through and Thaiday's taken a player out off the ball. Melbourne don't score so it comes back for a penalty.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Smith with no trouble at all.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Ryan Hoffman. Kick to come.

Well well well. They've overturned this. Billy Slater's taken a player out but the video referee ignores it and gives Hoffman the try.

Melbourne Storm 10-0

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VIDEO REFEREE - possible NO TRY Storm, Hoffman's claiming a try, grounding and contest in question.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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ERROR - and now Will Chambers sprints away! He's eventually dragged down just inside the Broncos' 40m. Storm attack now.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Brisbane earn a penalty and will finally get the chance to attack the Storm line.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Superb defence, Will Chambers down the right touchline - Copley and Kahu help push him into touch and Brisbane now have a scrum on their own 10m.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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And another dropout... Ben Roberts grubbers and Hoffman has to tap it dead.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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McGuire trapped in-goal for Brisbane, another dropout, more pressure applied by the Storm.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Melbourne force the error off a Cronk bomb. Next tackle, Chambers is held up, tackle after and Hinchcliffe's stopped a metre short!

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cam's sideline attempt is a great one from out wide.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Marika Koroibete. Kick to come.

The Fijian flyer scores the Storm's first off a cheeky kick missed by Brisbane winger Maranta. Koroibete scores!

Melbourne Storm 4-0

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Melbourne with plenty of metres on their return set. Cronk puts it up, comes back for the Storm... Barba forced in goal.

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We're underway, Brisbane with it first.

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The centre-table logjam won't be clearing any time soon but these two clubs will both be keen to get the jump on their competitors with a win tonight. Brisbane are perched inside the top eight and the Storm are teetering in eighth, so the winner here earns a massive leg up as the pack jockeys for positions. In TEAM NEWS - the visiting Storm are as per program with both Weston and Tonumaipea dropping out, while the Broncos have dropped Jarrod Wallace, Jake Granville, Daniel Vidot and Martin Kennedy from the 21 man squad named on Tuesday. This means Jack Reed and Corey Oates return from their club-induced suspension on the bench. The starting side is 1-13.

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Referees: Jared Maxwell, Gavin Reynolds

Touch Judges: Jason Walsh, Russell Turner

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Ben Galea

BRISBANE BRONCOS (8)
Tries: Dale Copley, Alex Glenn
Field Goals:
Conversions: Corey Parker (0/2)
Penalty Goals:

MELBOURNE STORM (30)
Tries: Marika Koroibete, Ryan Hoffman (2), Ryan Hinchcliffe, Cooper Cronk
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)



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