Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
4 days ago
It was supposed to be a special day for David Peachey, celebrating his 250th appearance in First Grade, and things were looking good for some time.
But it was the Warriors who began the day the stronger, scoring through Grant Rovelli who snaffled an intercept and ran 70m when Joe Williams went wide and go a little too fancy. The Warriors added a penalty goal in the 17th minute to take an 8-nil lead, but not without controversy.
The Warriors were twice denied a try courtesy of the obstruction rule, with the decision in the 14th minute probably fair enough. But what looked to be a neatly worked run-around close to the posts was also denied in the 22nd minute and there