In the second half the Storm pushed passes, missed tackles and dropped too much ball to trouble the Tigers. After leading by 2 points at half time the Tigers put themselves 10 points clear with a try to Hassan Saleh and a pentalty goal to Joel Caine.
Storm number 6 Scott Hill got his team within 4 points with a try from dummy half in the 74th minute, but 20 points was too much for the Storm too reel in. Ben Gamea made sure of victory to the Tigers with a well deserved try in the 79th minute, which was converted by outgoing Tiger Kevin McGuinness.
Tigers 26 - Storm 16
Wests Tigers (Tries: Withers, O'Donnell, Saleh, Galea. Goals: Caine 4/4, McGuinness 1/1) Melbourne Storm (Tries: Bai, Bell, Hill. Goals: Orford 2/3)