Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
3 days ago
19-03-2011 05:30PM at AAMI Park
Even though they've only played one match with an overhauled roster, the Storm seem to have announced their intentions to play a grinding style of football in the hopes of winning with their defence. Probably a smart move considering the attacking weapons they have lost since last season's infamous demise. The Titans, on the other hand, must be cursing the NRL scheduling process as they face arguably the two best defensive teams in the competition in rounds 1 and 2.
Pummelled by the Dragons last week, Scott Prince and company must work on something extra this week to beat Melbourne, in Melbourne, on Saturday night. To add to the visitors struggles, they will again be without 2 of their most experiences players in Anthony Laffranchi and Nathan Friend. Too much to overcome for mine. The home side win by smothering the Titans attack and scraping through using the masterful skills of Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk in a low scoring affair.
|Melbourne Storm Gold Coast Titans|
|2010||NRL - Round 5||Skilled Park||Gold Coast Titans||20-16|
|2009||Round 4||Olympic Park, Melbourne||Gold Coast Titans||18-6|
|2008||Round 21||Olympic Park Stadium||Melbourne Storm||44-4|
|2008||Round 13||Skilled Park||Gold Coast Titans||18-0|
|2007||Round 25||Olympic Park||Melbourne Storm||50-6|