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Round 22 - Friday 9th August @ 07:35pm
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Round 22 - Friday 9th August @ 07:35pm
STORM vs. RABBITOHS
AAMI Park
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H-T: 10
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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MELBOURNE STORM
Penalty goal attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

The siren had sounded before the attempt of the kick, and Smith makes no mistake with the shot at goal. That will be the ball game. Melbourne win 26-8.

Melbourne Storm 26-8

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PENALTY to Melbourne. Ben Lowe penalised at marker. He was not square and Cameron Smith ran straight at him. Smith decides to kick for goal with a few seconds remaining on the clock.

Melbourne Storm 24-8

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Bryson Goodwin makes an unforced error.

Goodwin throws what is judged to be a forward pass, though the ball looks flat.

Melbourne Storm 24-8

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Melbourne now lose possession 10m out from the South Sydney try line. Tackle count is restarted as South Sydney have the ball.

Melbourne Storm 24-8

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Adam Reynolds puts up a huge kick that almost lands exactly where it was kicked from. Luke Keary passes to Sam Burgess, who decides to have a go himself, and his huge kick loses a metre.

Melbourne Storm 24-8

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Smith offloads to Cronk who is tackled. Smith then dribbles the ball over the sideline and a scrum is ordered with loose head and feed South Sydney.

Melbourne Storm 24-8

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Justin O'Neill. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

A brilliant ball from Billy Slater puts Justin O'Neill through a gap. Obviously he recovered from his leg cramp. Waqa is looming on his inside, but O'Niell has enough strength to get over the line and score a try out wide. Cameron Smith makes no mistake with the conversion and Melbourne now lead by 16 points.

Melbourne Storm 24-8

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Slater makes a half break and Melbourne are pressing forward in attack.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Chambers puts a little kick in and Melbourne trap Merritt just outside of South Sydney's in goal. There is ten minutes left to go in the match.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Justin O'Niell forces time to be called off as he receives attention for a leg cramp. Its all happening down in Melbourne.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Nine is reporting that Farrell is able to move his fingers and his eyes are wide open.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Chambers gets up grabbing his shoulder, but remains on the field.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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It seems as if the knee of Everingham has collected the head of Dylan Farrell as Fonua took the mark in the 64th minute. He may have also collected the boot of Fonua on the way, but completely accidental if this was the case. Farrell has now been stretchered off, and play is resuming at AAMI park.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Crowd has been announced during this stoppage as 21,244.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Dylan Farrell has now been placed in a neck brace and care is being taken to put him onto a stretcher.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Matt King throws a forward pass into the hands of Sisa Waqa after some great play down the left touch line. The last pass was all that prevented South Sydney from scoring there. Time has now been called off as Dylan Farrell receives some attention on the sideline.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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A stretcher is being called upon for Farrell.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Peats comes on for Farrell who is still lying on his back on the side line. PENALTY to South Sydney for a push in the back. Great set from Melbourne, but also failed to capitalize.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Fonua marks the ball in his own in goal and Melbourne escape after a great set from South Sydney. Dylan Farrell down in the in goal 50m+ from play.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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PENALTY to South Sydney. Hoffman the man penalised.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Melbourne fail to make touch, and South Sydney now have the ball in their opposition's half.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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PENALTY to Melbourne Storm. Obstruction ruled against South Sydney. Some interesting play after the whistle leaves a few players from both sides groggy, but the original penalty stands.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Another kick from inside the 40 from Melbourne. Despite the fact that the ball almost rolls into the in goal, South Sydney were able to take it forward almost 50 metres before being tackled after some fancy footwork from Matt King.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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South Sydney seem to be dominating at the moment. They are making more metres at the moment, and Melbourne's last few tackles have been from inside the 40.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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South Sydney with another good set but fail to capitalize.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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South Sydney run the ball on last tackle. George Burgess offloads the ball, Adam Reynolds throws a pass to Dylan Farrell, who then puts a kick in that is taken by Melbourne.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Melbourne have a great set after points but Cronk's kick is too deep. South Sydney gain possession with a 20m tap.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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Replays show that Waqa seems to put the ball down on Matt King's boot, however momentum carries him over the line and he is able to put the ball down on the grass. That was all he needed for the four pointer.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Sisa Waqa. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Cooper Cronk throws a brilliant cut out pass to Sisa Waqa on the wing, who steps back in field and barges over. Referees happy with the play, though some South Sydney players are not.

Melbourne Storm 18-8

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PENALTY MELBOURNE. Slater is judged to have been tacked in mid air by Sam Burgess, though the call is dubious. Burgess blows up at the referee.

Melbourne Storm 14-8

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Melbourne get to their kick and South Sydney now have possession of the ball.

Melbourne Storm 14-8

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Adam Reynolds loses the ball over the try line, and Melbourne dive on the ball. The ball is knocked backwards by Reynolds, therefore there is no error, however Melbourne steal possession.

Melbourne Storm 14-8

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Cronk puts a kick in from inside his 40m line. Nathan Merritt makes a brilliant line break and streaks up field. South Sydney now on the attack.

Melbourne Storm 14-8

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Reynolds puts up a kick that nobody wants to catch. Everingham chases and almost regathers the ball before Fonua dives on it. Melbourne with the ball now.

Melbourne Storm 14-8

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Penalty goal attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Reynolds makes no mistake with the shot at goal. South Sydney are now within a converted try.

Melbourne Storm 14-8

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Kevin Proctor makes an unforced error.

Proctor knocks the ball on midway through the first tackle. Proctor cannot believe what has happened and angrily throws the ball away. PENALTY. Souths awarded a penalty centrefield, 30m out for Proctor's outburst.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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Reynolds puts a kick in, but it rolls dead. Slater brings the ball back for a 20m tap.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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PENALTY. South Sydney receive a penalty after McLean is called for not being square.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Kevin Proctor makes an unforced error.

Trying to get up quickly to play the ball, Proctor loses the ball and a scrum now packs on South Sydney's 30m line.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
George Burgess makes an unforced error.

Big George Burgess loses the ball into the Melbourne Storm line of defense. Knock on is ordered and a scrum is packed just inside Melbourne's 40m line.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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Will Chambers makes a break down the left touch line. Cooper Cronk puts a kick in from inside Melbourne's 40m line but the ball rolls dead in goal. South Sydney with a 20m tap.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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South Sydney with a few line breaks in their first set and some great runs. They have obviously taken some momentum out of that late try in the first half.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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And we're underway in the second half.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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Melbourne Storm now take to the field.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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South Sydney now return to the field. Kick off shouldn't be too far away.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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Melbourne with four more sets of six than South Sydney during the first half, but South Sydney with fewer errors. Melbourne completing 14/21 sets and South Sydney completing 11/17. Most of the stats are fairly similar at the break, apart from the one that counts; the score. Just to repeat, Melbourne lead 14-6 at half time.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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Melbourne Storm head into the sheds 14-6 ahead of South Sydney.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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After what some would almost call 'time wasting', Melbourne Storm finally kick off. The hooter goes off in the background on second play and half time is called.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Ben Te'o. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Reynolds puts a kick in and Te'o scores the Rabbitohs' first try. Reynolds has no difficulty as Te'o had scored right under the black dot.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

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South Sydney looking very good in attack. Melbourne almost drag them into touch, but the ball or the player doesn't touch the line in the middle of four Melbourne Storm players.

Melbourne Storm 14-0

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Mahe Fonua makes an unforced error.

Fonua fails to play the ball now off the back of the scrum and South Sydney have a scrum centrefield, 10m out from the Storm try line.

Melbourne Storm 14-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Andrew Everingham makes an unforced error.

Everingham makes an error on the wing. Fonua picks up the ball and is off, but is tackled. A scrum to pack with Melbourne getting the feed.

Melbourne Storm 14-0

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Brett Finch makes an unforced error.

Finch couldn't handle the restart and the ball goes dead off his hands. Line drop out with South Sydney to receive.

Melbourne Storm 14-0

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

Didn't look like missing from that position.

Melbourne Storm 14-0

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Sam Burgess very upset with that penalty. He claims that Melbourne are grappling every time they tackle, yet whenever South Sydney hold the opposition down they are penalised.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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PENALTY. Jordan McLean is held down too long by Sam Burgess. Melbourne are right in front of the sticks and opt to kick for goal.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Sam Burgess makes an unforced error.

South Sydney now turn the ball over. Scrum to pack down.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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South Sydney lose the ball from the scrum and Sisa Waqa makes a massive break down field. He toes the ball ahead and looks certain to score, but is tackled inches away from the try line. A sloppy play the ball hands the ball back to South Sydney.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Will Chambers makes an unforced error.

An offload from Jason Ryles sets up some flashy play down the right hand side of the field, but is knocked on.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Adam Reynolds puts up a high ball. Fonua takes the ball just outside the in goal.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Melbourne with the ball now, and Smith attempts a sneaky 40/20. The ball lands too far in field to go into touch.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Interesting to note that all three of the Burgess brothers were in the front row of that last scrum.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Ryan Hoffman makes an unforced error.

A great run from Hoffman, but loses it before getting up to play the ball. Scrum ordered.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Andrew Everingham forces the ball in his own in goal after a Cronk kick. Line drop out is ordered.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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PENALTY to Melbourne. Sam Burgess not square at marker.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Adam Reynolds makes an unforced error.

A double knock on is ordered after some flashy play from South Sydney. Reynolds with the first error though.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Cameron Smith makes an unforced error.

Knock on called 30m out from Melbourne's goal line. South Sydney with the ball now.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Correction. The big hit was from George Burgess.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Slater looking a bit groggy after a big hit from Sam Burgess. He is ok to play on, and that is what is called.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Slater was the player that was called offside from the scrum.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Penalty to South Sydney. Melbourne Storm called offside.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Mahe Fonua makes an unforced error.

Loses the ball on his 10m line.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Great defense from Melbourne restricting South Sydney to only a 31m gain. Adam Reynolds puts a kick in from inside his own 40.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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South Sydney make a massive break down field through Isaac Luke, but lose posession and Melbourne are awarded a penalty. George Burgess was accused of holding down Fonua.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Melbourne pinged for accidental offside. South Sydney get the loose head and feed.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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South Sydney manage to prevent another try being scored on Melbourne Storm's 4th tackle play, but the tackle count has been restarted.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Billy Slater returns an Adam Reynolds kick. Forwards making easy metres now.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Souths get to their kick and muscle up in defense. Melbourne struggling to make easy metres as they have done in the last ten minutes.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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Another great kick from Melbourne on the back of that set. Hinchcliffe catches the ball and offloads it, but Sam Burgess dives on it. Souths now with the ball.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Jesse Bromwich. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Green lights for Melbourne. It seems as if Merritt has lost the ball in the tackle, and held was not called. Bromwich puts down the ball cleanly so there is no reason not to award it. Melbourne off to a great start.

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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The Melbourne defense are up on South Sydney, pushing Merritt back into his in goal. Merritt loses the ball and Melbourne claim a TRY. Video referee is now checking for a possible strip.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Melbourne with a tremendous set after a try, mainly thanks to their forwards and a line break from Billy Slater. They gain 78m and have South Sydney on their line.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Will Chambers. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cooper Cronk runs the ball on the last tackle and is through a gap. He manages to offload the ball before being tackled and a few passes later Chamber barges over.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Mahe Fonua now catches a ball on the full in his in goal. Melbourne with another 20m restart.

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Nathan Merrit watches a Melbourne kick roll dead. South Sydney now have a 20m tap.

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Reynold's completes South Sydney's first set of six. Billy Slater takes a kick on the full in goal. 20m tap to Melbourne.

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Melbourne complete their first set with a big kick. Everingham looking shaky under the first high ball of the night.

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We're underway.

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Welcome to AAMI Park for a top of the table clash - 4th versus 2nd. Both teams have made their way onto the field and kick off is imminent. South Sydney to kick off, Melbourne running right to left.

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Welcome to LeagueUnlimited's LIVE coverage from AAMI Park in Melbourne as the Storm host the South Sydney Rabbitohs to kick off Round 22.

Team changes for the Storm are in with one change which sees Maurice Blair ruled out, Justin O'Neill returns into the side in the centres.

For the Rabbitohs, Dylan Walker has been ruled out with Andrew Everingham returning the side. George Burgess shifts to the bench to give Roy Asotasi a start in the forwards. Jeff Lima has been ruled out which sees Ben Lowe move to the bench and Dave Tyrell start at lock

1. Billy Slater 2. Sisa Waqa 3. Will Chambers 23. Justin O’Neill 5. Mahe Fonua 6. Brett Finch 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith (c) 10. Bryan Norrie 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe
Interchange 14. Jason Ryles 15. Tohu Harris 16. Jordan McLean 17. Kenneath Bromwich

Rabbitohs: 1. Nathan Merritt 2. Dylan Farrell 3. Bryson Goodwin 4. Dylan Walker 5. Matt King 6. Luke Keary 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Sam Burgess 9. Issac Luke 16. Roy Asotasi 11. Chris McQueen 12. Ben Te'o 18. Dave Tyrell
Interchange: 14. Nathan Peats 10. George Burgess 17. Thomas Burgess 13. Ben Lowe

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Referees: Ben Cummins, Matt Cecchin

Touch Judges: Paul Holland, Brett Suttor

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Justin Morgan

MELBOURNE STORM (26)
Tries: Will Chambers, Jesse Bromwich, Sisa Waqa, Justin O'Neill
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (2/2)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (8)
Tries: Ben Te'o
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)



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