Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
3 days ago
In what started as an evenly contested match, The Melbourne Storm soon ran away with the match and made Souths look embarrassing at times. Souths scored first from a clever kick by prop Paul stringer but that was the end of their joy as Melbourne slowly started to build some momentum, with Souths making a lot of silly mistakes and giving away undisciplined penalties.
Melbourne went to the break leading 12-6 but raced away with the game in the second stanza to run out winners 44-6 in front of a small but parochial Melbourne crowd. Best for Melbourne were Orford, Ross and Kearns. Melbourne now see themselves back in the top eight and look to gain some momentum after a much needed victory.
Storm 44 - Rabbitohs 6 Melbourne Storm (Tries: Moule x 2, Ross, Langi, Kearns, Perenara, Russo. Goals: Orford 8/9 ) South Sydney Rabbitohs (Tries: Stuart Goals: Stanley 1/1 )