80:00
Sat 12 August 2017
AAMI Park - Crowd: 17221
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Mitchell Pearce has knocked-on and the Storm have won 16-13.

Melbourne Storm 16-13

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Roosters have the ball for 20 seconds.

Melbourne Storm 16-13

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One minute to go!

Melbourne Storm 16-13

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PENALTY Storm. Josh Addo-Carr tackled in mid-air.

Melbourne Storm 16-13

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

Off the posts!

Melbourne Storm 16-13

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL MELBOURNE STORM: Field goal attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Unsuccessful Field Goal attempt charged down by Connor Watson

Melbourne Storm 16-13

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM: Scored by Joe Stimson. Kick to come.

Grounded. Green light. Melbourne up.

Melbourne Storm 16-13

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Stop the clock. Checking obstruction and try to Joe Stimson. Ref says TRY.

Sydney Roosters 13-12

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The Storm will level this game up here.

Sydney Roosters 13-12

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Blake Ferguson sends the ball over the dead ball line, 7 tackle set for Storm.

Sydney Roosters 13-12

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Field goal attempt by Luke Keary successful.

The Roosters in front by 1! A repeat of Adelaide?

Sydney Roosters 13-12

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The Roosters get the Scrum.

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

Must make it known that Billy Slater knocked the ball on!

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Goal Line Dropout Storm. Roosters run Slater out of the goal.

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SCRUM Roosters. Nelson Asofa-Solomona loses the ball

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Latrell Mitchell successful.

To even the game... NAILS IT! The game is even once again!

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Mitchell Aubusson. Kick to come.

ITS A TRY!

Melbourne Storm 12-10

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Stop the clock. Bunker wants to check grounding. Possible try to Mitchell Aubusson. Ref says TRY.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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PENALTY Roosters. Suliasi Vunivalu leads with the knees in a jump while in attack, after taking a wonderful take.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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SCRUM Storm. Connor Watson passes to Ryan Matterson but Matterson doesn't read the play and knocks on.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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PENALTY Roosters. The penalty count is 10-5 Storm way.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Tim Glasby tackled on the 6th, and it's a handover on the try line. Roosters need to run 100m.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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Line Dropout Roosters. Josh Addo-Carr tackles Connor Watson in goal.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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

The Storm in front by 6.

Melbourne Storm 12-6

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PENALTY Storm. They will take the two after Mitchell Pearce makes a high tackle.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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SCRUM Storm. Roosters' Latrell Mitchell fails to catch the ball and knocks on into Cooper Cronk.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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PENALTY Roosters. The Roosters get the first penalty of the second half.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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We're finally underway!

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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The Roosters will kick off this second half.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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PENALTY COUNT: Storm 9 - 3 Roosters

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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The second half will begin shortly, as the Roosters and Storm head back out from the sheds.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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The Siren goes off, and the First Half very eventful at Aami Park. The Storm in front by 4 here, 10-6.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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Line Drop Out Roosters.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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PENALTY Storm. Roosters cause of fight.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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FIGHT! FIGHT!

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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PENALTY Storm. Roosters strip the ball.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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Cameron Smith arguing with the referees. Where's the sin bin for him! Deadset, Cameron Smith will become a referee after he retires.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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The refs have called the play back. The Storm are celebrating a try. Josh Addo-Carr's try is nothing.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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Goal Line Dropout Storm.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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Ferguson is okay!

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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Blake Ferguson bounced the ball, and has injured his shoulder on the landing!

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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SCRUM Roosters. Will Chambers strips the ball from Connor Watson, but knocks on in the process.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Latrell Mitchell successful.

Nailed it, and the score back down to 4 the difference.

Melbourne Storm 10-6

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Luke Keary. Kick to come.

Redemption!

Melbourne Storm 10-4

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Sutton has a TRY for the Roosters. To the bunker we go.

Melbourne Storm 10-0

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PENALTY Roosters. They finally get a call!

Melbourne Storm 10-0

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

Smith will convert the try here.

Melbourne Storm 10-0

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

Vunivalu tackled before getting to the ball. Ref calls penalty try.

Melbourne Storm 8-0

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PENALTY Storm. Stop the clock. Gerard Sutton wants a penalty try. To the Bunker!

Melbourne Storm 4-0

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PENALTY Storm. Lifting Josh Addo-Carr. 7 penalties in a row to the Storm in 20min, and they're only in front by 4. Good sign for Roosters.

Melbourne Storm 4-0

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PENALTY COUNT: Storm 6 - 1 Roosters

Melbourne Storm 4-0

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

From a load of penalties, the Storm can only muster another 2 points.

Melbourne Storm 4-0

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Storm will take the two... again.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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PENALTY Storm... once again. The ref is giving an official warning to Roosters about slowing the play.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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PENALTY Storm... again.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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SCRUM Storm. The Refs call for a knock-on by Guerra. There's no knock-on.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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The Roosters finally get a set of six, after 3 sets to defend their line.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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PENALTY Storm. Billy Slater is tackled.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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SCRUM Storm. Latrell Mitchell stops a possible try, but unfortunately the Storm come up with the ball once again.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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PENALTY Storm. 20m out from the Roosters line.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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The rain starts to fall in Melbourne.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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SCRUM Roosters. Billy Slater with a loose carry, loses the ball from a tackle by Dylan Napa.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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

Right in front, sees the Storm go ahead by 2.

Melbourne Storm 2-0

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The Storm are taking the two points....

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PENALTY Storm. Slater taken out by Mitchell Pearce.

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The Roosters holding the Storm back and not allowing them to have the ball over in the Roosters half.

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SCRUM Roosters. Suliasi Vunivalu couldn't get to the ball from a bad pass. Roosters get a scrum on the 50m line.

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PENALTY STORM. Ryan Matterson tackles Suliasi Vunivalu in mid-air.

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GOAL LINE DROPOUT Storm. The Roosters are on the attack early in this game.

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PENALTY Roosters. Storm too long in the tackle.

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We are underway in Melbourne!

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Storm kicking off this afternoon!

The boys are making their way out onto the field.

TARANTOSAURUS TIP: I have the Roosters by 1-6. Roosters will be hungry for that Minor Premiership!

LAST TIME: The Roosters won 25-24 in Adelaide earlier this season against the Storm.

STORM LATE MAIL: Jahrome Hughes gets the 5/8 Spot over Brodie Croft. Croft and Robbie Rochow are sitting out this week. Tim Glasby benched for Nelson Asofa-Solomona who will be starting on field.

ROOSTERS LATE MAIL: Joseph Manu goes to the bench, Ryan Matterson to start, which moves Latrell Mitchell to the wing. Kane Evans takes the final bench spot with Radley and Smith omitted from the side.

History: The two sides have come together in 33 prior matches. Storm edging out 18 wins, to the roosters 15. A 54.54% win percentage.

Milestones: Aidan Guerra celebrates 150 NRL Games this afternoon.

Good afternoon and welcome to the LeagueUnlimited live coverage of First vs Second. Sit back and relax, grab your takeaway cafe latte's (or your deconstructed ones if you're in Melbourne) and get ready to tune into, what will be a huge game.

Referees:

Referees: Gerard Sutton, Dave Munro

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Jeff Younis

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea

MELBOURNE STORM (16)
Tries: Suliasi Vunivalu, Joe Stimson
Field Goals: Cameron Smith (0/1)
Conversions: Cameron Smith (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (3/3)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (13)
Tries: Luke Keary, Mitchell Aubusson
Field Goals: Luke Keary (1/1)
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (2/2)
Penalty Goals: