Suliasi Vunivalu bats the ball dead and Melbourne come away with the first win of the 2019 season.
Josh Addo-Carr looks to run the length of the field, but a knock on in the lead up sees Brisbane pack a scrum with 15 seconds remaining.
After winning tonight the Melbourne Storm will continue their record of winning Round 1 matches - their last loss was 2001.
Brisbane come up with a mistake on the last tackle.
Brodie Croft cleans up as Broncos try to produce points from a chip kick.
Tom Eisenhuth is on for his first match in the NRL since Round 24, 2012.
Joe Ofahengaue loses the ball and compounds the error by giving away a penalty.
If the Broncos can score here the game is still on.
Penalty to Brisbane on the last tackle.
Brodie Croft finds touch close to the Broncos tryline.
Melbourne should get home with 10 minutes remaining.
He gifted Corey Oates a try five minutes ago, but the Kiwi prop has redeemed himself.
Matthew Lodge makes an important tackle.
The momentum has shifted. The Broncos are full of energy and Melbourne are suddenly under pressure.
Andrew Johns and Paul Vautin have just compared Corey Oates to Robert Patrick in 'Terminator 2'. Don't you love footy being back!
The comeback is well and truly on.
Jesse Bromwich offloads, but instead of finding a Melbourne player, the Broncos are within a try!
Last year the Broncos came from 16-0 down to win against the Raiders. Will history repeat tonight?
From the sideline, Isaako adds the extras.
With their first chance to attack inside Melbourne's half, the Broncos score. The comeback is on?
Corey Oates is claiming a try. The Bunker will check the touchline, but there appears to be no problems.
Brisbane get a penalty and will start a set in attacking territory.
Cameron Smith almost sets up Brodie Croft for a try.
Brisbane manage to prevent another try.
Brodie Croft makes a great run charging onto a Jesse Bromwich offload.
Brandon Smith OFF. Dale Finucane ON.
Brodie Croft puts a bomb up, but Darius Boyd is up to the task.
Jesse Bromwich is back on for the Melbourne Storm.
Brisbane will start a seven tackle set after Darius Boyd allows the ball to go dead.
Interesting stat: Kenny Bromwich has now played in five Round 1 matches and scored in four of them.
Brisbane will need to pull off a remarkable comeback to get back into this match.
The left edge forward streaks into a gap and gets the Storm's third!
Jack Bird is collected in-goal by Jahrome Hughes. Line drop out.
Josh Addo-Carr makes a nice run down the left sideline.
McCullough finds touch close to the Storm line.
Both teams exchanging sets early on in the second half.
Matt Lodge takes the first run of the second half and is greeted by the AAMI Park crowd's ire.
Cameron Smith take the Storm out for the second half.
Brisbane are back onto the field. Can they post first points and make a game of it?
After dominating the first half, the Storm lead 10-0 in the opening match of the season.
Melbourne finish the first half with an attacking raid.
Melbourne get a penalty coming out of trouble.
Suliasi Vunivalu manages to get out of the in-goal.
Brisbane are on the attack inside the Storm 20.
Brandon Smith knocks on. Brisbane will be praying for a penalty to get into an attacking position.
Jaydn Su'a loses possession close to halfway.
Jamayne Isaako manages to get out of his in-goal, despite strong pressure from the Melbourne chasers.
Kotoni Staggs makes a bust down the right, but passes the ball forward to Jamayne Isaako.
Matthew Lodge is collected by Tui Kamikamica in his first involvement.
Jahrome Hughes makes a nice kick return.
Jack Bird takes a run coming out of his own end.
Jaydn Su'a is down after being collected in a heavy tackle by Will Chambers.
Brandon Smith and Tevita Pangai are on for their respective clubs.
Considering the wealth of possession Melbourne have had during the first 20 minutes, the Broncos are well in this match at 10-0.
Thomas Flegler is on the field for his NRL debut.
Brisbane find touch from a penalty inside their own half.
Dale Finucane comes up with an error in the play the ball. Brisbane have possession inside their own 10 metre zone.
Darius Boyd has to run the ball into touch to prevent a roaring Josh Addo-Carr from scoring another Melbourne try.
Christian Welch ON. Nelson Asofa-Solomona OFF.
Milford finds touch inside the Storm half.
Felise Kaufusi is claiming a try after collecting a Brodie Croft kick, but in grounding the ball the Test forward has dropped the ball. No Try.
Brisbane conceded possession inside their own half.
No Try. Jamayne Isaako has been deemed to have been denied an opportunity to contest the ball due to interference from Josh Addo-Carr.
Melbourne are claiming another try, but the referee has referred the play "No Try" for the Bunker to adjudicate.
After missing his first attempt, the skipper lands his second.
Brisbane looked to be making ground down the left, only for Suliasi Vunivalu to belt Jack Bird, forcing the ball free and allowing Curtis Scott to streak 55 metres to score.
Melbourne are in again!
Corey Oates makes a nice run coming out of his own end.
Melbourne are well and truly on top during the opening stages.
Kaufusi makes a bust but can't find support.
Darius Boyd is collected by Kenny Bromwich, but the tackle is deemed legal.
Munster kicks for Addo-Carr, but Isakko is able to collect the ball in-goal - 20 metre restart.
Jahrome Hughes catches a Nikorima bomb in goal - 20 metre restart.
James Roberts is off, Kotoni Staggs comes into the game much earlier than expected.
Brodie Croft bombs and Corey Oates get the Broncos first touch of the evening.
James Roberts is struggling with injury.
The captain misses with his first shot at goal.
After declining two shots at goal, the Storm are rewarded for attacking football by posting the first try.
The man who takes over from Billy Slater scores the first try of the season.
Jahrome Hughes is claiming a try, but Kenneath Bromwich may have knocked on in the lead up.
Felise Kaufusi almost gets over for the first try.
Once again the Storm opt against taking the 2.
Nelson Asofa-Solomona throws an intercept, but the Broncos are ruled to be offside.
The Storm opt to keep the pressure on close to the Broncos line.
Cameron Munster is collected by Matthew Lodge while kicking. Storm penalty close to the posts.
Brisbane kick off and Jesse Bromwich takes the first run of 2019.
The game's most-capped player - Cameron Smith - takes the Melbourne Storm out to the sound of rapturous applause from the Victorian faithful.
Kick-off is only moments away as Darius Boyd leads the Brisbane Broncos onto AAMI Park.
Playing the first NRL match at AAMI Park back in 2010, the Broncos have managed just three wins at the venue from 10 appearances.
Melbourne have dominated recent meetings against Brisbane, winning 22 of 26 contests since the 2006 Grand Final.
The Broncos are as per program, 1-17. 19-year-old prop Thomas Flegler will make his NRL debut off the bench, while Jack Bird, Jadyn Su'a and Matt Gillett will missing extended periods of last season through injury.
The Storm have made one change from the side named on Tuesday afternoon, with former Penrith lower grader Tom Eisenhuth coming onto the bench in place of Patrick Kaufusi.
Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of the 2019 NRL Season. Going down in the Grand Final last September, the Melbourne Storm will take on the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park.
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Gerard Sutton, Matt Noyen
Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Belinda Sleeman
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea
MELBOURNE STORM (22)
Tries: Jahrome Hughes, Curtis Scott, Kenneath Bromwich, Jesse Bromwich
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/4)
BRISBANE BRONCOS (12)
Tries: Corey Oates (2)
Conversions: Jamayne Isaako (2/2)