80:00
Sun 21 May 2017
nib Stadium - Crowd: 11433
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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Suliasi Vunivalu makes an unforced error.

Vunivalu spills it from a scrum play. The clock will wind down now.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

75

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

Smith from the right sideline again, misses.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

73

TRY MELBOURNE STORM: Scored by Suliasi Vunivalu. Kick to come.

Storm produce some lovely rugby league to probably secure the two points tonight. Shifted it right and Vunivalu was just too big, too strong for Walker.

Melbourne Storm 14-6

68

Sutton looking to get his side out of danger hammers one over the sideline on the full.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

64

PENALTY RABBITOHS! 10 out.. tapped and go.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

63

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Josh Addo-Carr makes an unforced error.

After a lengthy delay due to a Burgess injury. Time was on for tackle five and Sutton launched a bomb that Addo-Carr spilled.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

58

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

Reynolds just spills one before he could get it onto the boot.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

57

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Mark Nicholls makes an unforced error.

Nicholls.. YOU JUST MADE THE LIST.. of people who made errors.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

54

UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Thomas Burgess makes an unforced error.

Nevermind Thomas Burgess drops it on first.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

54

PENALTY RABBITOHS! Too long on Crighton.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

53

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

Kaufusi adds himself to the list of players with an error, as Sutton with a casual one-handed pick up.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

50

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Suliasi Vunivalu makes an unforced error.

What a run! What a chase! What a tackle! The Sydney Heads opened for Vunivalu strode down the left touchline but he was matched by Alex Johnston with a classic legs tackle, the ball popped out so Souths survive the raid.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

48

Hunt was dragged in-goal but some luck for the Rabbitohs as Munster was offside from the kick.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

47

UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Zane Musgrove makes an unforced error.

The dropsies must be infecting, as Musgrove dropped one.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

46

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Tohu Harris makes an unforced error.

Sloppy start from the Storm in this second half, a second error from Harris.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

45

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

A nice kick from Reynolds almost produced something but Goodwin lost it.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

44

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Cameron Munster makes an unforced error.

Munster has dragged it forward in trying to collect the ball. Now Storm have been pinged for back chat.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

42

PENALTY RABBITOHS! Sutton earns the whistle for a second effort.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

40

Reynolds put too much on his first kick after the break, putting it out on the full.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

40

Storm are lined up at halfway, here we go! Second half underway!

Melbourne Storm 10-6

40

Some rain has freshened up the playing field at the break, now we're back on to see if Souths can overhaul this four point deficit.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

40

Rabbitohs have a handful of tackles to create something but a banana kick from Reynolds ends up in Chambers hands as the half ends.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

39

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Josh Addo-Carr makes an unforced error.

Some better signs for the Rabbitohs with a slice of fortune, as the chipped kick bounces before Addo-Car retrieves and has it reefed loose. Last chance for the Rabbitohs.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

38

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Cameron Munster makes an unforced error.

Some relief for the home side, as Munster spills it.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

36

PENALTY STORM! Slater with a circus pick up there after Souths threatened down the right. George Burgess then ragdolled the fullback to concede the whistle.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

32

Souths looked to be in there but the ball floated forward from Sutton to Johnston.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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Reynolds with a pin-point kick to force a GLDO.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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PENALTY RABBITOHS! Now the inmates are getting a tad restless after Walker didn't like something in the tackle.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

25

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

After his challenge from the right touchline, Smith has one from the left now. If it was a game of HORSE, Smith would have the H only, he missed it.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

24

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

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! There was nothing wrong with that - I think the referee just wanted to have another look! Addo-Car got that well in and Storm are back in front.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

24

BUNKER TIME! Josh Addo-Car might have squeezed one in here.

6 all

23

PENALTY STORM! Cronk tapped quick and almost stumbles to the line.

6 all

21

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Billy Slater makes an unforced error.

It's a play which we have seen a million times before! Cronk sensed Slater streaming through and grubbered for him.. the star fullback couldn't take it and got hammered for his troubles.

6 all

20

PENALTY STORM! Blair earns one for the Storm as the rain begins to pelt down.

6 all

18

Well Jordan McLean decided to become a halfback there, grubbered it through which rebounded off a Rabbit to Slater who punched it right to a defender.

6 all

17

PENALTY STORM! Crighton was too eager coming off his defensive line.

6 all

15

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Reynolds nails it close to the posts.

6 all

14

TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Scored by John Sutton. Kick to come.

Souths got some field position and get points! The forwards were pushing up and Farah found the five-eighth who wrestled over.

Melbourne Storm 6-4

13

PENALTY RABBITOHS! Farah with a typical scoot caught the markers off.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

12

UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM: Jordan McLean makes an unforced error.

Big let off for Souths there. McLean got white line fever and just bobbled it close to the line.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

11

40/20 MELBOURNE STORM: Cameron Smith kicks a 40/20.

Smith putting on a kicking clinic in the early minutes. He hooked this enough to get the 40/20.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

9

PENALTY RABBITOHS! A much needed relief for the Rabbitohs. They will start on halfway.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

5

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

From the touchline, Smith squeezes it inside.

Melbourne Storm 6-0

4

TRY MELBOURNE STORM: Scored by William Chambers. Kick to come.

Just slick movement from the Storm! Slater linked into the backline and basketballed it to the centre to dive over.

Melbourne Storm 4-0

3

UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Kyle Turner makes an unforced error.

More pressure coming on the Rabbitohs. Kyle Turner has a kick rebound off his shins and in trying to recover, loses it.

0 all

1

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

Melbourne with a workman-like first set, as Souths try to get over halfway.. Sam drops it.

0 all

Souths KICK-OFF! Here we go!

Melbourne are wearing their white away jersey as the sun sets in the west. Glory glory rings out across the generous crowd as the famous cardinal and myrtle run out onto an immaculate turf.

Welcome to the night-cap for a sensational sunday of football! The Rabbitohs have taken their annual game to the west! NIB Stadium is the venue, as Melbourne look to rebound off a points fest on the glamour strip while South Sydney demolished Wests last weekend.

Referees:

Referees: Gavin Badger, Jon Stone

Touch Judges: Tim Roby, Michael Gordon

Video Referee: Ashley Klein, Luke Patten

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (6)
Tries: John Sutton
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (1/1)
Penalty Goals:

MELBOURNE STORM (14)
Tries: William Chambers, Josh Addo-Carr, Suliasi Vunivalu
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (1/3)
Penalty Goals: