FULL TIME @ Suncorp Stadium and the Storm have taken a comfortable 34-20 victory over the Brisbane Broncos.
Matt Lodge on report for a dangerous tackle on Christian Welch after he offloaded the ball
A false start with a kick off before Ashley Klein blew his whistle but we're going again now
Cameron Smith with an exhibition of goal kicking brilliance, doesn't deviate from going through the middle of the posts
The Storm are wrapping this one up in style from a scrum on the Broncos 10m line and there's space on the outside for the Storm and Will Chambers goes one on one with Bird, beats him then has to much momentum and strength for a still Corey Oates
Cameron Smith pushes the conversion across the face of the posts
The Bunker takes one look at it and Vunivalu gets the green lights, Milford goes from hero to zero in the space of a few minutes
WTF Anthony Milford? Anthony Milford strolls to let a kick from Will Chambers goes dead and Suliasi Vunivalu goes for it and grounds it well inside the dead ball line
Jamayne Isaako slots the conversion from right in front
Anthony Milford take a bow, runs for the line kicks through and grounds his own kick
Smith converts the JAC try
JAC scores off a Munster kick
No issues from right next to the uprights for Jamayne Isaako and the Broncos are well and truly back in it.
Momentum is all with the Broncos - The Storm defensive line makes another shocking read as Will Chambers rushes out and Alex Glenn runs a beautiful line off a Tevita Pangai jnr ball.
Broncos go on the attack after Suliasi Vunivalu loses the ball on his own 20
Isaako can't convert his own try from the right touchline
Nikorima strides across field gets into position and Josh Addo Carr for no reason comes charging in and Nikorima throws the long ball out onto the chest of Jamayne Isaako has too much strength to get over the line.
JAC gets his foot back into the ingoal and takes the high kick catch, in the ensuing set the Storm make good metres before being called for a forward pass.
Broncos compressed defence caught out again and and JAC gets the ball after the first kick and he kicks but it's just too deep
Darius Boyd runs towards the touchline and wants Oates to come inside and doesn't, Boyd offloads but finds a Storm hand
Anthony Milford takes a brilliant kick down field and it takes the right kind of bounce and rolls out for a 40/20.
Second half underway in Brisbane - Bad start for Melbourne with Jesse Bromwich ruled out of the second half with an MCL injury
HT siren goes and there's a bit of a fracas at the point of the break for the second time in 5 minutes but we're going to HT at 18-4
Second play from the kick off and Sam Kasiano loses the ball, Broncos scrum 15m out
Zero issues from the 10m line for the Storm captain
PENALTY STORM: Storm get a penalty right in front of the posts with Josh McGuire and Andrew McCullough taking too long to get away from the ruck, Smith will take a penalty shot from right in front.
Cameron Smith from the left touch line doesn't hit it as sweetly as he would want and it's waved away
BUNKER TIME: Vunivalu finds space on one side then kicks infield for Slater who this time is tackled and then Vunivalu throws a magnificent long ball out to JAC who scores in the corner
Play one from the scrum after the NAS error, the Broncos captain Darius Boyd loses the ball
Cameron Smith converts the Billy Slater kick from out wide to the right of the upright.
WOW.... WOW... WOW.... Jamayne Isaako drops back and James Roberts is a long way infield and JAC has space down the sideline and gets through and kicks inside to Billy Slater who has a double.
Smith converts the try from close range
Some controversy on that one, Billy Slater looked to have dropped the ball but it's ruled a drop kick and it doesn't have to be at the posts and Steve Chiddy gives it
PENALTY STORM: Storm get their second penalty of the night with Josh McGuire penalised for not being square
Jamayne Isaako starts the conversion left and can't hook it back enough to get it through the posts
JIMMY THE JET - Milford kicks from the opposite side of the field and Jamayne Isaako takes the leap under the pressure of three Storm players and James Roberts accelerates to the try line
Munster kicks through for JAC and it's ruled to have gone touch in goal...
ONE ON ONE - Isaako picks up the long kick then Munster strips the ball...
Both sides just testing each other through the middle in the first set
Great start with the ball given to Cameron Smith lacking some air... but now we're underway in Brisbane
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Ashley Klein, Gavin Badger
Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Clayton Sharpe
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Luke Patten
BRISBANE BRONCOS (20)
Tries: James Roberts, Jamayne Isaako, Anthony Milford, Alex Glenn
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (2/4)
MELBOURNE STORM (34)
Tries: Billy Slater (2), Josh Addo-carr (2), Suliasi Vunivalu, Will Chambers
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/6)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)