Storm outlast Dragons

The Melbourne Storm have defeated the St-George Illawarra Dragons 24-10 in a grinding NRL match in Sydney tonight (Saturday).The Storm led 10-4 at halftime and apart from a nervous first half hour rarely looked troubled by the injury-riddled Dragons.

The Storm crossed the line in only the fourth minute, however the possible try to Steve Turner was ruled out for a knock on.

The Dragons opened the scoring the ninth minute, with a Wes Naiqama try following great lead up play by the Dragons, with Matt Cooper running onto a pass at speed and offloading to Naiqama who dotted down for a 4-0 lead.

The Storm had a number of scoring opportunities, however they were let down by poor finishing and struggled with the Dragons good defence. Finally, they did cross with Steve Turner scoring the first of his two tries, including a circus act juggle before getting the ball down out wide. Cameron Smith