Storm Post 50 As Souths Crash

Melbourne Storm have romped in nine tries to thrash the South Sydney Rabbitohs 50-4 at Olympic Park tonight.

Despite having plenty of opportunities, Souths struggled in the first half and at half time it 26-0. For all intents and purposes, was looking like a long night for the Rabbitohs.

The Storm took full advantage of the lack of urgency from their opponents to rack up a half century.

For the Storm, replacement Jake Webster scored a hat trick of tries while Danny Williams scored a double in his 200th career game.

STORM 50 Tries: Webster 3, Williams 2, Kidwell, Orford, C Smith, Cooper Goals: C Smith 4/5, Orford 1/2, D Williams 1/1 defeated RABBITOHS 4 Tries: Hookey Goals: 0/1

Olympic Park Melbourne Referee: Steve Lyons Video Referee: Chris Ward. Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Peter Sciberras

By the clock: 0 min: Kickoff!

8 min: TRY - Storm. Jake Webster scores his first try in first grade. Conversion Cameron Smith. Storm 6-0

18 min: TRY - Storm. David Kidwell scores following Scott Hill bomb. Conversion Smith. Storm 12-0

26 min: TRY - Storm. Webster gets a double. Follows Souths having seven consecutive sets of six at the Storm line. Matt King then made a break for the Storm for Webster to score. Conversion Matt Orford. Storm 18-0

37 min: TRY - Storm. Matt Orford scores following Webster chip ahead. Conversion Orford unsuccessful. Storm 22-0

39 min: NO TRY - Souths try disallowed. Glenn Hall denied after obstruction is ruled against team mate Justin Smith.

HALF TIME: Storm dominating and its looking like a long night for Souths.

Second half underway...

42 min: TRY - Storm. Danny Williams scores. Conversion unsuccessful. Storm 26-0

48 min: TRY - Storm. Cameron Smith scores. Conversion Smith. Storm 32-0

55 min: TRY - Storm. Danny Williams gets a double. Conversion Smith. Storm 38-0

65 min: TRY - Storm. Webster gets a hat trick. Conversion Smith. Storm 44-0

68 min: TRY - Rabbitohs. Lee Hookey scores and Souths are finally able to trouble the scoreboard attendants. Conversion unsuccessful. Storm 44-4

72 min: TRY - Storm. Dustin Cooper scores, Danny Williams converts. Storm hit the half century. 50-4

FULL TIME: Hooter puts the Rabbitohs out of their misery.

----------------------------------------- players of the match: 3 - M Kearns (Storm) 2 - M Orford (Storm) 1 - D Williams (Storm) -----------------------------------------