80:00
Mon 4 August 2014
Campbelltown Stadium - Crowd: 7782
80

FULLTIME :: Comfortable win for Melbourne in the end.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

80

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Billy Slater makes an unforced error.

Slater knocked it on going for the leap.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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PENALTY Tigers.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

76

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Ryan Hoffman makes an unforced error.

Hoffman was whacked by Thompson, losing it.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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PENALTY TIGERS! They will have a chance for points.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MELBOURNE STORM
Penalty goal attempt by Ben Roberts unsuccessful.

Ben Roberts will step up for the kick.. as Keith Galloway is subbed off. Back on-field, Roberts hits the woodwork and it's TIGER BALL.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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PENALTY Storm - Galloway once again, he was trampling the ruck.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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PENALTY Storm, Galloway should've known better.. slapping the man trying to play-the-ball.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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Akauola has got his sights on Slater now, the forward-cum-winger, has taken Slater late. He's ON REPORT and it's a PENALTY.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

69

UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Martin Taupau makes an unforced error.

Tapau tries to go kapow! but goes oh wow, as he spills it.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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PENALTY Tigers, Thompson wanted to go quickly but he hadn't taken the mark.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

66

UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Curtis Sironen makes an unforced error.

Farah trying too hard now, goes from dummy-half and sends Sironen a hospital ball.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

64

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Sisa Waqa makes an unforced error.

Waqa leaps high again but knocks on.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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RED LIGHTS..NO TRY! It was called a knock-on from Austin.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Blake Austin, was a rabbit through the foxhole there. Checking double movement and grounding.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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Another grubber through the line, produces a result for the Tigers. Six more incoming.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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PENALTY Tigers - right on the attack.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Marika Koroibete makes an unforced error.

Austin just gave room service to Fonua, who had jammed in.. the centre tried to get it to Koroibete, who spilled it cold.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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Farah stabbed a grubber through after Akauola was released down the right.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cam(don't call me Cameron) steps up, to convert his own try and does so.

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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

If it wasn't over before, it was now. Chambers started it down the right before going inside to Slater who went to Cronk, who found Smith who just had to dive over.

Melbourne Storm 26-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

A third sideline attempt for Smith, who is being heckled by the locals, pushes it wide.

Melbourne Storm 22-6

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

What a kick, what a catch! Sisa Waqa just got a run-up and lept over Simona, who was helpless, as the winger brought the ball down.

Melbourne Storm 22-6

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PENALTY Storm, laying on the player.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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PENALTY Tigers, the crowd has been baying for that, all night.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Mahe Fonua makes an unforced error.

Fonua made about ten errors there, in the bat-back.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

41

UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Robbie Farah makes an unforced error.

The good start is undone, Robbie Farah tried to milk a penalty but loses it.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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Storm kick-off, here we go!

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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Bulletproof is ringing through Campbelltown, as Wests will need to be heroic in this second half, if they want to overcome a Storm line-up, who has clicked.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL WESTS TIGERS
Penalty goal attempt by Mitchell Moses unsuccessful.

Moses sprays it wide. HALFTIME.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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The Tigers opt for goal.. Pat Richards is off through injury, so Mitchell Moses will take..

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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PENALTY Tigers, Akauola was taken out by Slater, as he was chasing the chipped kick.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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Sisa Waqa makes the acquaintance of the cameras on the dead-ball line, as he had to bat a ball dead.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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RED LIGHTS..NO TRY! Play-the-ball.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Curtis Sironen, ignored his support and goes himself, checking grounding.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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PENALTY Tigers. The Richards kick-off, was a rainmaker, as he forced Cronk to take out a Tiger.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

An easier kick for Smith, who duly puts it over.

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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

Once again, Cooper Cronk putting on a passing exhibition. The short ball to Chambers put the centre into space and with Moses slipping, it was an easy passage for him.

Melbourne Storm 16-6

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Marika Koroibete makes an unforced error.

Koroibete is the Storm target man tonight but he couldn't rake that in.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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PENALTY Storm, for interference.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Bodene Thompson makes an unforced error.

Farah darted from dummy-half, trying to find Bodene Thompson who couldn't handle it.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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It's a double whammy, as they concede a PENALTY for a strip.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Marika Koroibete makes an unforced error.

Storm tried a scrum play but Slater erred giving, an inside ball to Koroibete who never had a chance.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR WESTS TIGERS
Sitaleki Akauola makes an unforced error.

Since his try, Akauola has had a horror show on that wing. He's been caught out twice and now dropped a spiraling bomb.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

It's the same position, as the first kick for Smith, can he make it 2/2? Yes he can, sneaking it inside.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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

Too big, too strong, is Koroibete. It was a lovely ball from a stationary Cronk, who found Marika on the chest who steamrolled Mitchell Moses.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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SIX MORE for the Storm! Blair knocked it down.

6 all

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cameron Smith, looking to make it six-a-piece, he does so.

6 all

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

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! That was beautifully worked by the Storm. Three charges close to the sticks created space out wide, leaving Ben Roberts to chip it to Koroibete, who held his run well.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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VIDEO REFEREE: Checking onside.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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PENALTY Storm, smart run from the Queensland and Australian captain, caught the marker not square.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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PENALTY Storm, Farah stripping the ball.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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That was strength from Mahe Fonua. He was one-on-one with Akauola, who eyed a double but he was grabbed and tossed over the sideline.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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PENALTY Tigers for a blocker! Last time I saw that, Ben Hornby got pinged for it.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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RED LIGHTS..NO TRY! They have deemed Smith, had obstructed a Tiger.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Jesse Bromwich looked to power his way over, checking grounding and obstruction.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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Blake Austin was on a slip n slide there, as he thought he eyed the hole but only got introduced to the sideline.

Wests Tigers 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS
Conversion attempt by Pat Richards successful.

Richards, who has struggled with injury lately, shrugs it off there and swings it inside the posts.

Wests Tigers 6-0

8

TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Sitaleki Akauola. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS..TRY! Akauola did it easily! It was the simple overlap, that gave them the space for the play.

Wests Tigers 4-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Akauola might have snuck inside the touchline, checking grounding.

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PENALTY Tigers - Cronk got a sneaky hand in.

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Will Chambers makes an unforced error.

Sisa, Sisa, Sisa. He made a great take on last but as he was coming to ground, he throws it to Chambers who wasn't expecting it.

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PENALTY Tigers - Melbourne were never back the ten.

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Here comes the away side; Melbourne in their white away strip are onto a hostile Campbelltown Stadium. Next is the Wests Tigers, led out by 150 game man, Keith Galloway, onto their home turf. They line up on halfway, ready to kick-off!

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Welcome to Campbelltown Sports Stadium, a crisp one at that, for the final fixture of Round 17 which has seen quite a few lopsided score-lines over the weekend. Tonight, Wests Tigers honour Simon Dwyer, with #StandWithSimon and $10 from every ticket sold, going straight to the former Tiger. Otherwise it has been tumultous week for the joint venture, as the Mick Potter/Robbie Farah situation bubbled along after their loss to the Dragons last Sunday. For their part, Melbourne has had a quiet build-up and come to Campbelltown, looking to secure their top eight position. KICK-OFF is at 7:00PM AEST.

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TEAM CHANGES:

WST: The Tigers have lost young halfback, Luke Brooks for tonight's clash. He is replaced by Blake Austin, who moves into his position while second rower, Curtis Sironen, goes into five-eighth. Sitaleki Akauola moves into Sironen's vacant secondrow spot.

MEL: No changes. They are 1-17.

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Referees:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Chris James

Touch Judges: Brett Suttor, Grant Atkins

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Luke Phillips

WESTS TIGERS (6)
Tries: Sitaleki Akauola
Field Goals:
Conversions: Pat Richards (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Mitchell Moses (0/1)

MELBOURNE STORM (28)
Tries: Marika Koroibete (2), Cameron Smith, Will Chambers, Sisa Waqa
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Ben Roberts (0/1)