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Round 23 - Sunday 18th August @ 03:00pm
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L: 7
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Round 23 - Sunday 18th August @ 03:00pm
KNIGHTS vs. STORM
Hunter Stadium
23
L: 4
H-T: 8
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CROWD: 26822
H-T: 4
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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Bryan Norrie. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

TRY! Smith puts Byan Norrie into a small gap and the prop has enough size to muscle his way through and score. Smith adds the extras and that will be the ball game. The Storm have defeated the Knights in front 26,822 at Newcastle.

Melbourne Storm 23-10

79

The Storm are over halfway on tackle two.

Melbourne Storm 17-10

75

Storm receive their fourth penalty of the match and they will go right on the attack.

Melbourne Storm 17-10

72

The Storm will receive a penalty on halfway after a short kickoff from Roberts doesn't go the ten.

Melbourne Storm 17-10

72

SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL MELBOURNE STORM
Field goal attempt by Cooper Cronk successful.

Cronk kicks a field goal on the third tackle.

Melbourne Storm 17-10

71

UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Robbie Rochow makes an unforced error.

Storm will feed a scrum 40 out from the Knights' line after a knock on from Robbie Rochow.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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James McManus is tackled into touch.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Justin O'Neill makes an unforced error.

Billy Slater cleans up a Mullen kick in the field of play but O'Neill knocks on moments later and the Knights are back on the attack.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

66

Mullen forces a line drop out.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

64

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Kenneath Bromwich makes an unforced error.

Knights will get an opportunity to hit right back after Kenneth Bromwich loses the ball.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Billy Slater. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

TRY! Cooper Cronk and and Billy Slater are clinical as Slater plucks a pefectly waited Cronk chip bomb out of the air and scores. Smith adds the extras.

Melbourne Storm 16-10

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The Storm force a line drop out.

10 all

59

UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Joseph Leilua makes an unforced error.

Leilua is pinned for a forward pass and the Storm are off the hook.

10 all

58

The Knights receive a penalty 20 out from the Knights line on tackle four.

10 all

57

Knights are on halfway on only the second tackle.

10 all

56

No try! Uate's boot went into touch before he grounded the ball.

10 all

56

Possible try to Uate.

10 all

55

The Knights receive another penalty.

10 all

54

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

No try! Penalty to the Knights and Cronk narrowly escapes being sin binned. Knights opt to go for the two. Gidley kicks his first goal of the match to level the scores.

10 all

54

Possible penalty try to the Knights after Darius Boyd was tackled without the ball chasing a Mullen chip.

Melbourne Storm 10-8

54

The Knights will get a scrum 30 out after tackling Sisa Waqa into touch.

Melbourne Storm 10-8

49

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

TRY! Cameron Smith scores on the back of a great run from Ryan Hinchcliffe. Smith converts his own try.

Melbourne Storm 10-8

47

The Storm receive a penalty and will go right on the attack.

Newcastle Knights 8-4

45

A poor kick from Cronk on the last tackle is fielded on the full by Leilua in his own in-goal relieving the pressure for the Knights.

Newcastle Knights 8-4

44

Storm are 40 out from the Newcastle line on the back of a kick return from Billy Slater.

Newcastle Knights 8-4

41

We are underway in the second half.

Newcastle Knights 8-4

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Jordan McLean. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

TRY! Jordan McLean muscles his way over the try line from right in front after a poor set from the Storm. Cameron Smith misses a simple conversion to finish off the first half.

Newcastle Knights 8-4

39

The Storm receive their first penalty of the match.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

36

The Knights are caught with the ball on the last and the Storm are given an easy let off.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

34

Penalty to the Knights on halfway after Cameron Smith's kick off goes dead.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

34

TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Akuila Uate. Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley unsuccessful.

TRY! Mullen chips to a racing Uate who scores in the right corner. Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley is unsuccessful again.

Newcastle Knights 8-0

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Storm are pinned for an obstruction after Billy Slater runs behind a teammate. The Storm have concede 5 penalties while the Knights are yet to concede one.

Newcastle Knights 4-0

27

UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Kade Snowden makes an unforced error.

Kade Snowden spills the ball and the Storm will get a scrum 15 out from the Newcastle line.

Newcastle Knights 4-0

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Joseph Leilua. Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley unsuccessful.

TRY! The Knights spread it wide to the right creating an overlap and BJ Leilua scores in the corner. Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley is unsuccessful.

Newcastle Knights 4-0

22

Akuila Uate cleans up for the Knights and they survive the Storm set before being handed a relieving penalty.

0 all

21

Ryan Hinchcliffe dives on a loose ball and the Storm are in good field position.

0 all

19

Tyrone Roberts throws a dummy and goes through two defenders before attempting a chip and chase but Tohu Harris cleans up for the Knights.

0 all

18

Penalty against the Storm.

0 all

9

Video referee called upon for the first time today, Uate's scored in the corner but it's no try, he's gone out. Storm scrum.

0 all

4

The Knights receive the first penalty of the match just short of halfway.

0 all

2

Game underway. Newcastle dominating field position early.

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TEAM NEWS - one change for the Melbourne Storm, with Mahe Fonua OUT, replaced by Maurice Blair. Newcastle have a range of changes, with Beau Scott and Alex McKinnon to start. Neville Costigan and Jeremy Smith are OUT, while Korbin Sims is the new face on the bench.

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Knights: 1. Darius Boyd 2. James McManus 3. Dane Gagai 4. Joey Leilua 5. Akuila Uate 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Tyrone Roberts 8. Kade Snowden 9. Danny Buderus 10. Zane Tetevano 11. Robbie Rochow 19. Beau Scott 17. Alex McKinnon
Interchange: 12. Chris Houston 14. Kurt Gidley 15. David Fa'alogo 20. Korbin Sims

Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Sisa Waqa 3. Will Chambers 4. Justin O'Neill 21. Maurice Blair 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 18. Slade Griffin

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Referees: Jared Maxwell, Brett Suttor

Touch Judges: Russell Turner, Jason Walsh

Video Referee: Henry Perenara, Luke Patten

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (10)
Tries: Joseph Leilua, Akuila Uate
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (0/2)
Penalty Goals: Kurt Gidley (1/1)

MELBOURNE STORM (23)
Tries: Jordan McLean, Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Bryan Norrie
Field Goals: Cooper Cronk (1/1)
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/4)
Penalty Goals:



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