80:00
Tue 25 April 2017
AAMI Park - Crowd: 22153
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It's fulltime and the Melbourne Storm have fought back to win 20-14 over the Warriors. Stay tuned for the 3,2,1's and the Match Report @LeagueUnlimited.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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The Warriors go for the short kickoff and Suliasi Vunivalu takes it. Storm have the ball on halfway.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM: Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Cameron Smith fails to add the extras. Storm lead 20-14.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM: Scored by Felise Kaufusi. Kick to come.

Felise Kaufusi scores after a nice short ball from Cameron Smith. Storm lead 20-14 kick to come.

Melbourne Storm 20-14

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: James Gavet makes an unforced error.

James Gavet puts down an inside ball from Kieran Foran. Storm a chance to put the game away now.

Melbourne Storm 16-14

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Warriors attack the line on the last and Shaun Johnson gets a poor kick on the last and it is comfortably taken by Suliasi Vunivalu metres from the Storm line.

Melbourne Storm 16-14

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Penalty Storm - Against James Gavet for not getting off Josh Addo-Carr metres out from the Storm line. Smith finds the line 30m out.

Melbourne Storm 16-14

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Nelson Asofa-Solomona makes an unforced error.

Nelson Asofa-Solomona puts the ball down after a hard pass from Cronk. Ryan Hoffman intercepts the ball and Warriors have the ball just short of halfway.

Melbourne Storm 16-14

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VIDEO REF - NO TRY! Cameron Smith grubbers towards the posts for Cronk but he misses the ball and Simon Mannering grounds the ball in goal. Dropout Warriors.

Melbourne Storm 16-14

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Suliasi Vunivalu almost breaks through and he is tackled on halfway. Storm starting to lift.

Melbourne Storm 16-14

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM: Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Cameron Smith pushes the kick wide to the right. Score remains Storm 16 Warriors 14.

Melbourne Storm 16-14

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM: Scored by Josh Addo-Carr. Kick to come.

Josh Addo-Carr scores in the corner after some superb hands from the Storm. Smith gets ball wide to Felise Kaufusi who finds Blair and he puts Addo-Carr over in the corner! Storm back in front 16-14 kick to come.

Melbourne Storm 16-14

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Shaun Johnson now runs the ball on the last he beats four defenders before finding Blake Ayshford and they get a kick away. Slater cleans up.

Warriors 14-12

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Ryan Hoffman grubbers on the last and Cameron Smith picks it up and is tackled 10m out from the Storm line on the 1st tackle.

Warriors 14-12

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Shaun Johnson kicks early in the tackle count looking for a 40/20, it finds Josh Addo-Carr and he is tackled just metres from his own line.

Warriors 14-12

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Some razzle dazzle stuff from the Storm to keep the ball alive on the last. Cooper Cronk grubbers in goal and the ball just goes dead. 20m tap Warriors.

Warriors 14-12

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: Bodene Thompson makes an unforced error.

Bodene Thompson now knocks on in the play the ball, 30m out from their own line and the Storm are a chance to respond.

Warriors 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL WARRIORS: Penalty goal attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Shaun Johnson adds the two points. Warriors lead 14-12.

Warriors 14-12

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Penalty Warriors - Storm defenders slow down the play the ball close to the line. Warriors point to the posts, kick to come.

12 all

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Dale Finucane makes an unforced error.

Dale Finucane loses the ball close to the line and now Warriors have a big chance!

12 all

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM: Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Cameron Smith misses the conversion and the scores remain 12 all.

12 all

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

Will Chambers now slices through after scooting around Bodene Thompson, he then finds Cooper Cronk in support and he scores. Storm hit back! 12 all kick to come.

12 all

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

Shaun Johnson from the sideline once again and he misses. Score remains 12-8.

Warriors 12-8

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TRY WARRIORS: Scored by David Fusitua. Kick to come.

David Fusitua gets his second try! Very similar play with Shaun Johnson attracting defenders close to the line, he finds Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, who puts David Fusitua over in the corner. Great try! Warriors lead 12-8 kick to come.

Warriors 12-8

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Penalty Warriors - Against Cameron Smith for lifting the leg in the tackle on Sam Lisone. Warriors find the line 33m out.

8 all

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We are underway in the second half!

8 all

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It's halftime and the scores are level at the break in what has been a very entertaining first half. Stay tuned @LeagueUnlimited for all the 2nd half action coming up!

8 all

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

Cameron Smith evens up the score as the siren sounds. 8 all at halftime.

8 all

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Billy Slater slices through from a great offload from Nelson Asofa-Solomona and a great tackle from Roger Tuivasa-Sheck brings him down. The Storm shift to the left and Blake Ayshford is penalised for being offside. Smith points to the sticks to level it up.

Warriors 8-6

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL WARRIORS: Penalty goal attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Shaun Johnson puts the Warriors back in front, they lead 8-6.

Warriors 8-6

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Penalty Warriors - Nelson Asofa-Solomona going on with the tackle. After some deliberation, Shaun Johnson points to the posts.

6 all

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Tim Glasby makes an unforced error.

Tim Glasby knocks on in the play the ball on the first tackle. Warriors on the attack!

6 all

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Penalty Storm - Kieran Foran not onside from the kick on the last. Storm find the line just short of halfway.

6 all

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Penalty Warriors - Storm put up a bomb from Cronk and Fusitua takes it, he then lays down and Will Chambers is penalised for pushing him back in goal. Rough call. Warriors find the line 20m from their own line.

6 all

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM: Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cameron Smith adds the extra two points. It is 6 all at AAMI Park.

6 all

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM: Scored by Nelson Asofa-Solomona. Kick to come.

Nelson Asofa-Solomona comes on and powers his way over for a try under the posts. Warriors goal line defence just didn't muscle up. Warriors lead 6-4 kick to come from in front.

Warriors 6-4

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Penalty Storm - Against Matulino for not getting back the 10m. Storm take the tap.

Warriors 6-0

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Penalty Storm - Against Bodene Thompson for hands on the ball as Munster tries a quick play the ball. Storm on the attack.

Warriors 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Felise Kaufusi makes an unforced error.

Felise Kaufusi again loses the ball in the play the ball with the Storm on the attack. Warriors scrum 15m out from their own line.

Warriors 6-0

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Penalty Storm - Against Solomone Kata not being square at marker while they had the Storm deep in their own half. Storm find the line on halfway.

Warriors 6-0

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Cameron Smith licks early in the tackle count, looking for a 40/20 but the ball spins back towards Fusitua. Unlucky.

Warriors 6-0

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Shaun Johnson kicks high on the last and again Billy Slater is on the spot. Storm ball 15m out from their own line.

Warriors 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Felise Kaufusi makes an unforced error.

Felise Kaufusi then loses the ball on just the 2nd tackle! Big let off for the visitors.

Warriors 6-0

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Penalty Storm - High shot by Jacob Lillyman on Jordan McLean, hits him right on the chin. Storm take the tap!

Warriors 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: David Fusitua makes an unforced error.

David Fusitua tries to get on the outside of Cheyse Blair and Blair pushes him into touch on the third tackle. Storm scrum on halfway.

Warriors 6-0

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Will Chambers rolls the ball into touch on the last. Warriors scrum 10m out from their own line. Good start from both sides, very much an arm wrestle at this stage.

Warriors 6-0

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Cooper Cronk puts in a great crossfield kick close to the line and David Fusitua out leaps Addo-Carr. Superb effort. Warriors ball 10m out from their own line.

Warriors 6-0

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Billy Slater charges back from a Foran kick and both Shaun Johnson and Issac Luke whack him to the ground. Storm have it 20m from their own line.

Warriors 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS: Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Shaun Johnson from the sideline and he hits the inside of the upright and it is good! Warriors lead 6-0.

Warriors 6-0

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TRY WARRIORS: Scored by David Fusitua. Kick to come.

Quick hands on the right hand side to Shaun Johnson who finds Blake Ayshford and he draws and passes for Fusitua to crash over in the corner. Great hands. Warriors lead 4-0 kick to come.

Warriors 4-0

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Shaun Johnson grubbers on the last and Josh Addo-Carr knocks it dead in goal. Repeat set for the Warriors.

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Penalty Warriors - Cameron Munster not getting back the 10m and Shaun Johnson finds the line on halfway.

0 all

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Kieran Foran tests Billy Slater again on the last with another massive bomb. Slater up to the task and the Storm have it 10m from their own line.

0 all

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Warriors hold on as Josh Addo-Carr is tackled on the last tackle. Warriors ball 10m out from their own line and Ken Maumalo will be relieved with that!

0 all

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS: Ken Maumalo makes an unforced error.

Ken Maumalo knocks on playing the ball on the first tackle! Storm scrum 20m out. Chance early for the home side!

0 all

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The Warriors put up a big bomb on the last and Billy Slater reaches his foot back on the goal post pad, however referees rule play on. Storm ball 3m out from their own line.

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We are underway on Anzac Day evening! Jesse Bromwich brings it back for the home side.

A huge crowd at AAMI Park, close to a sellout. The Storm and the venue do this game so well! Superb tribute to our ANZAC's!

Kenny Bromwich out tonight, as his partner went into labor this morning. Joe Stimson was added from outside their 19 man squad, which was approved by the NRL.

Welcome to AAMI Park for the final match of the round, which sees the Melbourne Storm host the New Zealand Warriors in their traditional Anzac Day clash.
The Storm have some late changes with Kenny Bromwich out, replaced by Joe Stimson and Cameron Munster starting a five-eighth, with Ryley Jacks starting from the interchange bench.
The Warriors welcome back international prop Ben Matulino for the first time in 2017. He will start from the bench in place of Charlie Gubb.
This promises to be another epic clash between these two sides, so getting ready for a cracking game on @LeagueUnlimited.
Stay tuned kickoff not too far away!

Referees:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Dave Munro

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea

MELBOURNE STORM (20)
Tries: Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Cooper Cronk, Josh Addo-Carr, Felise Kaufusi
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (1/4)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

WARRIORS (14)
Tries: David Fusitua (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (2/2)