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Round 5 - Monday 8th April @ 07:00pm
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Round 5 - Monday 8th April @ 07:00pm
STORM vs. TIGERS
AAMI Park
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L: 8
H-T: 4
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H-T: 6
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Fulltime at AAMI Park and the Storm have run out 26-12 victors over a gallant Wests Tigers.

Melbourne Storm 26-12

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MELBOURNE STORM
Penalty goal attempt by Gareth Widdop successful.

Widdop adds the extra two from in front and the Storm will make it five successive victories to start 2013.
Melbourne Storm 26-12

Melbourne Storm 26-12

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PENALTY Storm. Akauola is ruled to have hit Hinchcliffe in the head. Widdop lines up a penalty goal attempt.

Melbourne Storm 24-12

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

Waqa makes it extremely difficult for the Tigers after he goes through some soft Tigers defence after Slater floated a pass over the top. Smith adds the extras from out wide to extend the lead to 12.
Melbourne Storm 24-12

Melbourne Storm 24-12

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Cooper Cronk. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.
And just like that the Storm are flexing their muscle! They bust through the Tigers defence inside their own half and Cronk is there in support, he gets the ball and scores. Smith converts.
Melbourne Storm 18-12

Melbourne Storm 18-12

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PENALTY Storm. Blair penalised for a leg twist and placed on report.

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PENALTY Storm. Woods not square at marker.

12 all

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Fonua takes Farah's kick in the in-goal. Storm 20m restart.

12 all

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Slater knocks on Widdop's kick in the in-goal. Tigers 20m restart.

12 all

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PENALTY Storm. Robbie Farah ruled to have his hand on the ball.

12 all

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Waqa heads down the sideline and throws the ball back on the inside before Blair touches the ball as it goes in touch. Storm scrum.

12 all

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by Benji Marshall. Conversion attempt by Braith Anasta successful.

Marshall scores out wide to put the Tigers back in front! Farah's kick was hooked back towards Fonua who was out leapt by Reddy before the pass from Murdoch-Masila to Marshall was ruled to have been ok. Anasta adds the extras from the sideline.
Wests Tigers 12-6

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Widdop is thrown over the sideline on the first tackle and the Tigers again go on the attack.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Pettybourne is hit in a solid tackle from Vave and puts the ball down. Storm scrum.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Fonua gets a touch on Marshall's wayward pass and the Tigers get six again.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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PENALTY Tigers. Storm offside.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Moltzen takes Cronk's floating bomb amongst the seagulls.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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No Try. PENALTY Storm. Tigers ruled to have taken a Storm player out in the wrestle to get the ball down.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Tigers try.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Waqa knocks Anasta's kick on before Farah is thrown over the sideline. Tigers scrum 10m from Storm line.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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PENALTY Tigers. Storm not back the 10.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Vave drops the ball on the second tackle. Tigers breathe easy.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Smith takes the tap quickly and is held up.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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PENALTY Storm. Blair with a push.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Double knock on. Tedesco first, Chambers second. Storm scrum.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Second half is underway and the Storm get first possession.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Halftime in Melbourne and the home side and the Tigers are locked at 6-all in an absorbing Monday night encounter.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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

Vave crashes over next to the posts to score the Storm's first try of the night and finally the home side get through a determined Tigers defence. Smith adds the extras from beside the posts.
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Melbourne Storm 12-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Storm try.

6 all

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Widdop puts the ball into the in-goal and Reddy forces it for a dropout.

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PENALTY Storm. Woods with a hand in the ruck.

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Cronk kicks for Widdop but Moltzen is back to save the day for the Tigers.

6 all

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL WESTS TIGERS
Penalty goal attempt by Braith Anasta successful.

Anasta adds the two from in front to put the Tigers out by a converted try.
Wests Tigers 6-0

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PENALTY Tigers. Hinchcliffe walks back through the ruck.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Another error from the Storm and the Tigers go on the attack.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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PENALTY Tigers. Storm slowing the play-the-ball down.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Some more top-line Tigers defence repels the Storm and Reddy takes the cross-field kick.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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PENALTY Storm. Slater not allowed to get up quickly. Successive penalties warrants an official warning from the referees to Farah.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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PENALTY Storm. Tigers high tackle on Ryles.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Smith's kick is charged down and Fonua goes on a 30m run before being knocked over 10m from the Tigers line.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Smith attempts a 40/20 but Reddy is back in time before Cronk leads the chase and makes the tackle.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Marshall finds touch 1m from the Storm corner post. Storm scrum.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Bromwich knocks on. Tigers scrum.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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PENALTY Storm. Slater not allowed to get a quick play-the-ball.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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Moltzen again allows Cronk's floating bomb to bounce and the ball is batted back by Slater but into the arms of Buchanan for the Tigers.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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TRY WESTS TIGERS
Scored by James Tedesco. Conversion attempt by Braith Anasta unsuccessful.

Tedesco scores the first points tonight! A classy piece of play from Farah saw him trickle the ball into the in-goal and the winger won the race to the ball to open his sides account. Anasta misses from out wide.
Wests Tigers 4-0

Melbourne Storm 6-4

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PENALTY Tigers. Slater ruled to have been in front of Widdop after it appeared he was taken out by Thompson. Another tough call against the Storm.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Marshall grubbers for Reddy but the ball beats him and Slater across the touch in-goal line. Storm restart.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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PENALTY Tigers. Slater allows the bomb to bounce but is ruled to have taken Anasta out. Possibly a tough call against the home side.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Farah kicks to the corner and the Storm will feed a scrum 10m from their own line.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Quality defence from the Tigers forces a dropped ball from Hoffman.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Smith grubbers into the in-goal. Moltzen forces it. Tigers dropout.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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PENALTY Storm. Woods too slow to get off the tackled player.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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PENALTY Storm. Marshall hits Sa'u in a high tackle off the scrum.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Moltzen knocks on a floating Cronk bomb and the Storm will go on the attack after feeding a 10m scrum.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Marshall's cut-out pass meant for Ayshford is knocked on by the centre. Storm to feed a scrum.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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PENALTY Tigers. Junior Sa'u caught offside as Thompson went down the short side.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Farah's cross-field kick is spilt by Fonua, but Slater picks up the scraps and is tackled in-goal. Storm dropout.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Bromwich and Hinchcliffe combine before Widdop knocks on. Tigers scrum.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Mistake free opening from the Tigers and Waqa takes Anasta's kick and is tackled on the 10m line.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Cam Smith gets us underway and the Tigers will have first use of the ball, defending the northern end of AAMI Park.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

Fulltime in the Holden Cup and the Storm 24 have defeated the Tigers 14.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

Just waiting to see if Tigers coach Mick Potter has any changes to the side he named last Tuesday. Once they come through, you will be first to know. The Storm have won the toss and will kickoff.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

Good evening footy fans and welcome to the penultimate match in Round 5 of the Telstra Premiership coming to you live from AAMI Park in Melbourne. Team news just filtering through out of the Storm camp and winger Matt Duffie is out. He will be replaced by Sisa Waqa, while Kenny Bromwich makes his debut off the bench.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Matt Duffie 3. Will Chambers 4. Tafeaga Junior Sa'u 5. Mahe Fonua 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Bryan Norrie 11. Tohu Harris 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe
Interchange: 14. Jason Ryles 15. Lagi Setu16. Siosaia Vave 17. Kevin Proctor 18. Slade Griffin 19. Junior Moors

Tigers: 1. Tim Moltzen 2. Joel Reddy. 3. Blake Ayshford 4. Chris Lawrence 5. James Tedesco 6. Benji Marshall 7. Braith Anasta 8. Aaron Woods 9. Robbie Farah 10. Jack Buchanan 11. Bodene Thompson 12. Liam Fulton 13. Adam Blair
Interchange: 14. Ben Murdoch Masila 15. Ava Seumanufagai 16. Matt Bell 17. Eddy Pettybourne

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Mahe Fonua. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.
The Storm work it through the hands and it's a TRY! Fonua scores in the corner, Smith converts and we're all square!
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Melbourne Storm 6-0

Team news from the Tigers - Liam Fulton is out. Matt Bell starts while Sitaleki Akauola is added to the bench. Kick-off scheduled for a little after 7pm.

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Referees: Jason Robinson, Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Dave Ryan

Video Referee: Henry Perenara, Sean Hampstead

MELBOURNE STORM (26)
Tries: Siosaia Vave, Mahe Fonua, Cooper Cronk, Sisa Waqa
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Gareth Widdop (1/1)

WESTS TIGERS (12)
Tries: James Tedesco, Benji Marshall
Field Goals:
Conversions: Braith Anasta (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Kenneath Bromwich (1/1)



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