Full Time
80:00
3:00pm Sat April 7, 2018
Round 5 - Mt Smart Stadium - Crowd: 25600
80min

THEY'VE DONE IT - The Tigers have taken two wins in the season against the Storm

79min

JAC chases through a kick and gets a shocking bounce and the ball goes out as he tries to fling it back in.

77min

Storm cough up possession in attack and now the Tigers have the ball on the Storm 20

75min

TRY...... NO FORWARD PASS - Storm aim up for the field goal but great pressure from the Tigers and Munster has to run it and throws the last pass forward.

73min

Field Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Benji Marshall.

Cool head, calm and collected from Benji Marshall who knocks over the one pointer after some great play from Lolohea down the other end

Wests Tigers lead Wests Tigers 11 - 10 Storm
71min

Both sides throwing punches in attack but they're not doing much damage, Tigers now having to work it deep from their own half

65min

A repeat set for the Tigers after Brooks forced a dropout - Tigers start the set 30m from the Storm line

63min

A lazy tackle from Matulino and the referees deem it to be high, Storm on the attack 25m fromthe Tigers line on tackle 3

61min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Tuimoala Lolohea.

Lolohea knocks over the conversion from right of the uprights and we're all level in Auckland

Tied up at Wests Tigers 10 - 10 Storm
60min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Chris Lawrence. Kick to come.

Luke Brooks runs to the line, engages the defenders and throws it short to Chris Lawrence who scores the Tigers second

Storm lead Wests Tigers 8 - 10 Storm
58min

Brodie Croft inexplicably leaves the kick off to bounce and the Tigers will start the set 40m out

57min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Brodie Croft.

Brodie Croft nails the penalty goal and the gap is out to a converted try for the Storm

Storm lead Wests Tigers 4 - 10 Storm
56min

Esan Marsters penalised for grabbing hold of Cam Munster too early and the Storm will take the 2

55min

Tigers trying to create something but nothing comes of it on the last - Storm now on the attack

54min

Tigers survive yet again with Vunivalu tackled into touch

53min

Ben Matulino drops the ball on halfway and the Storm deep in attack on tackle 4

51min

Brodie Croft gets the ball on the last and Kevin Naiqama with a great defensive read shuts it down.

50min

The Tigers survive after Chris Lawrence puts pressure on Brodie Croft who comes up with another bad pass

50min

The Tigers survive after Chris Lawrence puts pressure on Brodie Croft who comes up with another bad pass

48min

Storm go on the attack after the Tigers are called for a knock on, Tigers unlucky to not get a penalty for the Storm markers never being square

46min

Storm win the battle of the set and Benji's kick is down the throat of JAC. Storm start the set close to halfway

45min

Storm having the better of the field position but still a game centred in the middle of the field.

41min

Solid set for the Tigers as the Storm work it away from their own 10

40min

Adam Gee calls time on and the Tigers get first use of the possession

40min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Brodie Croft.

Brodie Croft nails the conversion and the Storm head into HT with the lead.

Storm lead Wests Tigers 4 - 8 Storm
40min

Try: Storm
Scored by Billy Slater. Kick to come.

A great piece of play off the Scrum from Cam Munster to kick through and Billy Slater charges through and grounds the ball

Storm lead Wests Tigers 4 - 6 Storm
38min

Benji Marshall kicks for the sideline but it's a shocker and the Storm go on the attack in the Tigers half

36min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Tuimoala Lolohea.

Tui Lolohea hits the conversion thinly and it shaves the outside of the upright and waved away

Wests Tigers lead Wests Tigers 4 - 2 Storm
35min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Josh Aloiai. Kick to come.

Not sure when Benji Marshall put a kick in from outside of his own 40 he'd get a try off it. Josh Addo-Carr tries to stop the ball going out (not sure why though), flicks it massively forward infield straight into Esan Marsters hands and Josh Aloiai gets the 4 pointer

Wests Tigers lead Wests Tigers 4 - 2 Storm
32min

Croft goes for a 40/20 but referees call it outside and the Tigers survive

30min

Inside the final 10 minutes and the Tigers are on the attack off the back of a penalty

28min

Luke Brooks tries to kick high and long but it lands on the sideline and the Storm begin the set 48m from the Tigers line

26min

CLOSE BUT NOPE - Benji with a high bomb that's let to bounce and it bounces perfectly for MWZ but he's brought down centimetres from the line

24min

Just a 20m gain in the set for the Tigers starting on their own line - A second tackle kick from the Storm helps the Tigers

23min

Benji kicks deep on tackle 4, can't find the sideline and the Storm are on their own 40 come tackle 3

21min

Brodie Croft gets to the line throws it inside forward to nobody

20min

Another lost ball from the Tigers and they have to defend deep in their own half

19min

MWZ loses the ball, Storm get a penalty, Billy takes a quick tap and almost gets through but loses the ball. Tigers working away from their own 30

18min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Brodie Croft.

Brodie Croft nails the penalty goal and Storm get first points

Storm lead Wests Tigers 0 - 2 Storm
17min

PENALTY STORM: The Bunker rules that Young Tonumaipea knocked it on but there's a penalty for the Storm for a player taken out.

17min

BUNKER TIME: Croft puts a kick in for Young Tonumaipea who goes over the top of the ball, BUT Adam Gee has said TRY

15min

PENALTY STORM: Drop ball in trying to take a kick on the Tigers line but they get a penalty with Adam Gee ruling that Esan Marsters took a player without the ball

14min

Pita Godinet takes a run from dummy half and puts the kick through and it's way too deep, Tigers now defending in their own half

13min

Another error from NAS and the Storm have to defend inside their half

12min

Both sides still testing each other out n the opening 15 minutes

7min

PENALTY STORM: Confusion between Adam Gee and Ziggy Prezklasa-Adamski about who the penalty goes to, but it's turned into back to back penalties for the Storm

5min

The Tigers spinning the ball around Benji throws a hard flat ball to Naiqama but it's too hard for the centre to hold and he drops it, Storm scrum on their own 10

3min

REPEAT SET - Luke Brooks bananas a grubber into the ingoal at the posts and Billy Slater is forced to knock it dead

2min

Some jungle ball on the last from the Tigers and Corey Thompson puts boot to ball and it rolls like a soccer ball and Vunivalu trying to leave it is forced to kick it dead.

1min

Two runs in the set for man nicknamed NAS but he loses it on the second run on tackle 4. Tigers start the set 40m from the Storm line

A touch of audio issues between the officials but Adam Gee calls time on and the Tigers kick us off. Storm up towards the 40 on tackle 4.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Chris McMillan

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea

WESTS TIGERS (11)
Tries: Josh Aloiai, Chris Lawrence
Field Goals: Benji Marshall (1/1)
Conversions: Tuimoala Lolohea (1/2)
Penalty Goals:

MELBOURNE STORM (10)
Tries: Billy Slater
Field Goals:
Conversions: Brodie Croft (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Brodie Croft (2/2)