Full Time
80:00
7:50pm Thu May 16, 2019
Round 10 - AAMI Park - Crowd: 11402
80min

The Storm have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, outlasting the Tigers 24-22 at AAMI Park. Full report to come...

79min

Melbourne come up with possession from the short kick off.

78min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Smith.

The margin is two.

Storm lead Storm 24 - 22 Wests Tigers
77min

The Tigers will be shattered with this result - they do not deserve to lose this game!

77min

Try: Storm
Scored by Will Chambers. Kick to come.

Despite some concerns over the grounding, the Melbourne centre scores the match-winner.

Storm lead Storm 24 - 22 Wests Tigers
77min

Will Chambers is claiming a try.

77min

Will Chambers is claiming a try.

76min

Suliasi Vunivalu makes a strong kick return.

75min

Corey Thompson makes a massive diving catch to prevent Ryan Papenhuyzen from collecting Cameron Munster's attacking kick.

74min

Suliasi Vunivalu comes up with an important catch to give the Storm possession.

73min

Will Chambers takes Luke Brooks' grubber dead. Play to resume with a line drop out.

73min

Esan Marsters is held up over the line.

72min

Will Chambers comes up with a costly error near halfway.

72min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

From the sideline the margin is narrowed to just two points.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 20 - 22 Wests Tigers
70min

Try: Storm
Scored by Marion Seve. Kick to come.

The young centre scores an important try with ten minutes to play.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 18 - 22 Wests Tigers
69min

Melbourne will come up with possession just shy of the halfway line.

68min

The Tigers deserve to win this match, but it was only three weeks ago Melbourne snatched victory against the Warriors under similar circumstances.

67min

Benji Marshall finds touch 30 metres out from the Storm goal line.

66min

Jesse Bromwich is collected on the last tackle metres out from the Tigers goal line.

65min

Vunivalu almost costs his side a try with a flagrant pass on his goal line.

63min

Suliasi Vunivalu does well to field a high ball near his goal-line.

61min

Melbourne find the sideline close to the Tigers line.

60min

Moses Mbye is held up over the line following a great try-saving tackle from Ryan Papenhuyzen.

60min

Ryan Matterson is slow to his feet.

60min

The Tigers opt against taking the two points to keep the pressure on the Storm.

59min

Tigers penalty.

59min

Tui Kamikamica passes straight to Luke Brooks who is caught by Vunivalu inside Melbourne's half.

58min

Papenhuyzen makes another great run.

56min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters pushes the Tigers beyond a converted try.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 14 - 22 Wests Tigers
55min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Esan Marsters. Kick to come.

For the second time this half, the Tigers punish Melbourne's errors with points.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 14 - 20 Wests Tigers
55min

Esan Marsters looks to have scored for the Tigers.

55min

Robert Jennings is collected a few metres short of the tryline.

54min

Melbourne make a costly error right after posting points.

53min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith converts to narrow the margin to two points.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 14 - 16 Wests Tigers
52min

Try: Storm
Scored by Felise Kaufusi. Kick to come.

The Storm are back within four points.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 12 - 16 Wests Tigers
52min

On the spot to field Cameron Munster's bomb, the international second rower looks to have scored his first try of the season.

52min

Felise Kaufusi is claiming a try.

51min

Ryan Papenhuyzen earns a penalty inside the Tigers half on the last tackle.

49min

Moses Mbye pinches a Cameron Smith grubber off the posts.

48min

Melbourne draw a penalty and will start a set 40 metres out from the Tigers line.

47min

Michael Chee-Kam can't hold onto a Benji Marshall pass during a promising attacking raid down the right edge.

46min

The Tigers get another penalty.

45min

Thomas Mikaele is off for the Tigers.

45min

Suliasi Vunivalu manages to hold onto a towering Luke Brooks bomb.

43min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Esan Marsters.

From close to the sideline, Marsters misses his first kick of the night.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 8 - 16 Wests Tigers
42min

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Luke Brooks. Kick to come.

Big play for the Tigers to take the lead out to beyond a converted try.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 8 - 16 Wests Tigers
42min

Awful news for the aspiring Queensland forward.

41min

Reports coming from the sideline that Christian Welch has suffered a suspected ACL tear.

41min

Brodie Croft loses possession just over halfway.

40min

Dale Finucane takes the first carry of the second half.

40min

The Tigers come up with an error as the halftime siren sounds.

39min

Munster kicks for the in-goal, but Robbie Farah is on the spot to gather in possession.

38min

Ryan Papenhuyzen earns another penalty for the home side.

37min

Penalty Melbourne.

37min

Moses Mbye can't keep hold of the ball - play to resume with a Melbourne scrum 10 metres out from the Tigers line.

35min

Luke Brooks aims for a 40/20, but Ryan Papenhuyzen is onto the kick at pace.

35min

Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters kicks his fourth of the night.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 8 - 12 Wests Tigers
33min

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

The Tigers interchange forward bags his first try of the season.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 8 - 10 Wests Tigers
33min

The referee refers the play to the bunker as 'No Try'.

33min

Josh Aloiai is claiming a try.

33min

Another penalty for the Tigers, the visitors lead the count 8-2.

31min

The Tigers will get a scrum inside their own half after Cameron Munster contacts the ball following a dangerous ricochet involving Benji Marshall.

30min

Melbourne get a penalty.

30min

Cameron Munster is clutching at an arm.

29min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Melbourne take the lead after battling for much of the first half.

Storm lead Storm 8 - 6 Wests Tigers
28min

Try: Storm
Scored by Ryan Papenhuyzen. Kick to come.

In the blink of an eye, the replacement fullback races away to score his first try at AAMI Park.

Tied up at Storm 6 - 6 Wests Tigers
27min

Ryan Papenhuyzen is away!

26min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters makes it 3/3 to give the Tigers a 6-2 lead.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 2 - 6 Wests Tigers
24min

The Tigers get another penalty and will take another shot at goal.

23min

Cameron Munster bombs for Moses Mbye, resulting in a Tigers' penalty after Mbye's legs were collected in the act of catching the ball.

22min

The good work of McQueen's strip is undone by a poor knock on from Esan Marsters.

21min

Chris McQueen strips Suliasi Vunivalu to give the Tigers possession inside the Storm's 30 metre zone.

20min

Melbourne kick early to make the Tigers retreat in defence.

19min

Suliasi Vunivalu starts a set just inside his own 10 metre line after a good set following points from the Tigers.

18min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters edges the visitors back in front.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 2 - 4 Wests Tigers
17min

Esan Marsters will kick to regain the lead.

17min

Jesse Bromwich loses possession from the kick-off before compounding the issue by conceding a penalty.

16min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith makes no mistake to draw the scores level at 2-all.

Tied up at Storm 2 - 2 Wests Tigers
15min

Melbourne get their first penalty of the night and elect to level the scores at 2-all with a penalty goal.

14min

The Tigers earn another penalty, but Benji Marshall fails to find touch.

13min

Cameron Smith aims for a 40/20, but Moses Mbye manages to come up with possession just short of the touchline.

11min

The Tigers come up with an error just as a promising attacking raid was beginning to play out.

10min

The Tigers have been very strong during the opening stages.

10min

The Tigers earn a penalty inside their own 20 metre zone.

9min

Benji Marshall produces a strong bomb, but Ryan Papenhuyzen has no issues collecting the ball inside his own half.

8min

Penalty Goal: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

From in front, the Tigers open the scoring.

Wests Tigers lead Storm 0 - 2 Wests Tigers
7min

Melbourne kick the line drop out out on the full. Tigers to get a penalty from in-front.

6min

Ryan Papenhuyzen is caught in-goal again. Good pressure from the Tigers during the opening stages.

5min

Esan Marsters is collected inside the Storm 10 metre zone.

4min

Ryan Papenhuyzen is caught in-goal. Play to resume with a line drop out.

4min

As was the case last week Robert Jennings is playing left wing with Mahe Fonua moving to right centre.

3min

Ben Matulino earns a penalty just over the 40 metre line. Play will resume with a tap restart 35 metres out from the Melbourne line.

2min

Moses Mbye makes a strong kick return up to the 30 metre line.

1min

Robert Jennings gets a second kick away into the in-goal, but Will Chambers manages to get out just in time.

Alex Twal takes the first carry of the night.

Melbourne are on the field - play is only moments away.

Moses Mbye leads the Wests Tigers onto AAMI Park.

Contests between the two sides have been surprisingly close over the decade with Melbourne holding a 7-6 lead. Both teams have won two games apiece at AAMI Park, while the Tigers were one of only two teams to post multiple wins over the Storm last season.

Joe Stimson comes onto the bench for his first appearance since the 2018 grand final loss, while the the Tigers are as per program.

Both sides come into tonight’s fixture off the back of dominant wins with Melbourne annihilating Parramatta 64-10, while a first-half master-class saw the Tigers gain payback over the Panthers with a 30-4 win.

Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of Round 10 Thursday Night Football between the Melbourne Storm and the Wests Tigers at AAMI Park.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Tim Roby

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Bryan Norrie

MELBOURNE STORM (24)
Tries: Ryan Papenhuyzen, Felise Kaufusi, Marion Seve, Will Chambers
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

WESTS TIGERS (22)
Tries: Esan Marsters, Josh Aloiai, Luke Brooks
Field Goals:
Conversions: Esan Marsters (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Esan Marsters (3/3)