Full Time
80:00
7:35pm Sat July 13, 2019
Round 17 - AAMI Park - Crowd: 22737
80min

FULL TIME at AAMI Park as the teams come together for some push and shove; Melbourne take the win by 40-16

79min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith adds another conversion from close range

Storm lead Storm 40 - 16 Sharks
79min

Try: Storm
Scored by Brandon Smith. Kick to come.

Brandon Smith fights his way to the line and the Kiwi hooker gets his second try

Storm lead Storm 38 - 16 Sharks
78min

PENALTY STORM: Chad Townsend penalised for a high tackle and could have a second charge waiting for him from the MRC

75min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith doesn't hit that one as well and it hits the upright and goes away

Storm lead Storm 34 - 16 Sharks
74min

Try: Storm
Scored by Joe Stimson. Kick to come.

Joe Stimson gets the ball runs a good line and the makeshift Sharks backline can't hold him out

Storm lead Storm 34 - 16 Sharks
73min

PENALTY MELBOURNE: Sharks penalised for a crusher tackle as Chad Townsend is put ON REPORT

72min

CAM SMITH TAKES THE INTERCEPT.... And is tackled

72min

Well out of nowhere there's time off and Ben Cummins calls a knock on off the advice of touch judge Michael Wise on the far side

70min

Xerri loses the ball on his own 30 and the Sharks task is all the much harder now

66min

Morris down the tunnel; The Sharks down two acting fullbacks tonight

65min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith converts his 7th goal of the night

Storm lead Storm 30 - 16 Sharks
64min

Time out as Josh Morris is still down after Justin Olam went at Morris literally head on. Morris with a nose injury

63min

Try: Storm
Scored by Justin Olam. Kick to come.

The momentum has swung back to the Storm and Justin Olam chases through a grubber kick from Kenny Bromwich and the PNG international scores

Storm lead Storm 28 - 16 Sharks
61min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith has no issues converting

Storm lead Storm 24 - 16 Sharks
60min

Try: Storm
Scored by Brodie Croft. Kick to come.

Brodie Croft off the scrum gets the ball at first reciever and then goes straight through a gap with a good step off his right foot and rolls over and plants the ball.

Storm lead Storm 22 - 16 Sharks
59min

Briton Nikora knocks down a pass from Jesse Bromwich and the Storm have a scrum on the 20

58min

PENALTY STORM: Jahrome Hughes is tackled without the ball and the Sharks now have to defend their own line

57min

The Sharks thought they crossed again but Ben Cummins calls the pass forward in what looked a tough call

55min

PENALTY CRONULLA: There's a big discussion between Ben Cummins and Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski but in the end they come to a Sharks penalty for ruck interference

55min

PENALTY CRONULLA: There's a big discussion between Ben Cummins and Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski but in the end they come to a Sharks penalty for ruck interference

52min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Shaun Johnson's conversion not as crisp as his last one but still gets it through

Storm lead Storm 18 - 16 Sharks
51min

The Sharks now have more tries than the Storm but will still trail no matter the conversion result

50min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Shaun Johnson. Kick to come.

Shaun Johnson goes through and has momentum and gets over the line and scores after a good run from Johnson

Storm lead Storm 18 - 14 Sharks
49min

Jahrome Hughes fumbles a kick in his own ingoal and the Sharks get a repeat set

49min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Shaun Johnson converts the try from wide out to the right of the posts

Storm lead Storm 18 - 10 Sharks
47min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Kurt Capewell. Kick to come.

Kurt Capewell catches this pass as Townsend goes into the line then offloads and then Johnson drags in defenders and the ball gets out to Capewell who scores

Storm lead Storm 18 - 8 Sharks
45min

The pressure was building and the line was open but the pass out to Capewell is dropped

44min

PENALTY SHARKS: Bromwich holds onto Shaun Johnson for too long and is penalised on his own 10

43min

Croft kicks into the ingoal and Josh Morris watches it roll dead

42min

Aaron Woods loses the ball and the Storm attack again

40min

Ben Cummins calls time on and we are go in Melbourne, Sharks using the ball first

40min

HALF TIME at AAMI Park in #Cam400 and the Storm have an 18-4 lead at the break despite being just 2 tries to 1

40min

Sharks make good metres in the set and the chance is growing but Feki loses it

37min

Christian Welch ON REPORT for the late hit on Andrew Fifita

37min

PENALTY CRONULLA: A late hit on Andrew Fifita is penalised as Christian Welch hits him late

37min

The bunker rules the inital touch from Shaun Johnson is backwards but Josh Addo-Carr knocked it on subsequently

37min

BUNKER: Josh Addo-Carr has crossed the line for a try... Refs have let play go on to send it to the bunker

37min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith has a perfect 5/5 as he converts the Brandon Smith try from 5m to right of the uprights

Storm lead Storm 18 - 4 Sharks
35min

Try: Storm
Scored by Brandon Smith. Kick to come.

The Storm finally crack the Sharks line as Cameron Smith turns the ball back inside from dummy half and Brandon Smith burrows his way over the line for his first try of the season.

Storm lead Storm 16 - 4 Sharks
34min

Longer dropout this time round from Shaun Johnson

33min

Munster kicks tackle 1 in behind for Josh Addo-Carr but Feki reads it and runs it dead

33min

And they don't have to because Josh Morris loses the ball trying to play it; The Sharks completing just at 50% as Melbourne have a scrum 20m out

32min

Cam Smith kicks towards the corner but doesn't find touch and Sharks have to work it out of their own 10

30min

Jayden Brailey nearly taps the ball back to Ben Cummins after fumbling an offload; Last tackle kick from Johnson finds touch 10m out

29min

Cameron Smith spots a gap in the line and finds Christian Welch to go 1-on-1 with Jayden Brailey but the pass is forward fro Smith

28min

Jayson Bukuya can't grab a tapback on a short drop-out from the Sharks and the Storm have a scrum 12m out

26min

Though the Sharks are trailing by 8, both sides just have the one try which will boost the Sharks

25min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith adds another penalty goal for the Storm from right in front

Storm lead Storm 12 - 4 Sharks
23min

PENALTY MELBOURNE: Pocket ref calls milking but Ben Cummins blows the penalty against Woods for working in the tackle; Smith is going to take another penalty goal attempt

22min

Matt Prior loses the ball again this time tackle 1 off the tap from the penalty

22min

PENALTY SHARKS: Sharks get a penalty on their own 20 as Josh Dugan leaves the field with an injury

21min

Sosaia Feki slips at the back trying to take a kick then there is a few nervous moments

20min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith slots the penalty goal from right in front

Storm lead Storm 10 - 4 Sharks
19min

PENALTY MELBOURNE: Ben Cummins penalises Cronulla for being offside on their own 10. Smith to shoot for a second penalty goal

18min

Matt Prior loses the ball after being hit hard in a tackle

17min

Brodie Croft throws a hard cut out pass to Will Chambers who puts the ball down

17min

PENALTY MELBOURNE: Ben Cummins blows a penalty against Aaron Woods for a high tackle in what looked to be a harsh call

15min

Kurt Capewell gets around Will Chambers and goes down the left wing but can't find Xerri and Capewell loses it

14min

Cronulla matching the Storm at the moment as they get into the middle and down the right but pressure relieved on Melbourne with chasers called out of the kick chase

13min

Conversion: Sharks
Attempted by Shaun Johnson.

Shaun Johnson attempts the conversion from the sideline and it's looking on target all the way until it hit the upright and bounced away

Storm lead Storm 8 - 4 Sharks
13min

The Sharks had a glimpse of an attack down the left early on and they took advantage this time.

13min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Aaron Gray. Kick to come.

Slick work through the hands from the Sharks as the go down the left as Johnson finds Dugan who throws a well timed pass to Xerri and Aaron Gray scores the try in the corner

Storm lead Storm 8 - 4 Sharks
12min

PENALTY CRONULLA: Suliasi Vunivalu called not square at marker then Brailey runs at him, Vuni backs back 5m and makes the tackle which constitutes a penalty

10min

Melbourne making plenty of meterage in their sets

9min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith from right in front converts the penalty goal early

Storm lead Storm 8 - 0 Sharks
6min

PENALTY MELBOURNE: Ben Cummins penalises Cronulla and Andrew Fifita in particular for taking Brodie Croft early.

6min

Last tackle play not the greatest for Cronulla as Matt Prior has to hack it down the field

5min

Big set for the Storm who go from tryline to tryline in the set as Dugan cleans up a kick on his own line

4min

Fun fact - Henry Perenara who is in the bunker tonight, played in Cameron Smith's debut

4min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Cameron Smith adds the conversion from close range

Storm lead Storm 6 - 0 Sharks
4min

Try: Storm
Scored by Cameron Munster. Kick to come.

Henry Perenara takes a couple of looks at the replay and is happy Munster grounds the ball

Storm lead Storm 4 - 0 Sharks
4min

BUNKER: Cameron Munster flies through and chases down a Hughes kick and looks to score. Ben Cummins says TRY checking grounding

2min

Sharks try to spin the ball but eventually they lose it and Melbourne try to counterattack unsuccessfully

FINALLY play is underway in Melbourne - Storm have a 44m opening set

As you would've seen in the Late Mail article plenty of changes for both sides; Justin Olam into the centres for Melbourne whilst John Morris plays a swap-around with Moylan & Graham OUT

*Insert Old Lady Rose Titanic gif* - Not just Cam Smith's career that has been long; After an epic in Brisbane we've traveled south for #Cam400

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ben Cummins, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Belinda Sharpe

Video Referee: Henry Perenara, Beau Scott

MELBOURNE STORM (40)
Tries: Cameron Munster, Brandon Smith (2), Brodie Croft, Justin Olam, Joe Stimson
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (5/6)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (3/3)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (16)
Tries: Aaron Gray, Shaun Johnson, Kurt Capewell
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/3)
Penalty Goals: