Full Time
85:00
7:50pm Thu July 2, 2020
Round 8 - Suncorp Stadium
85min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith seals the win from in front.

Storm lead Storm 27 - 25 Roosters
83min

Melbourne will have a shot from in front to win the game.

83min

PENALTY

83min

Cordner and Tupou are off the field.

83min

Boyd Cordner is struggling with the trainer.

83min

The Roosters have come up with an error.

83min

Daniel Tupou is struggling to stay on the field.

82min

Ryan Papenhuyzen kicks for Tupou.

82min

Flanagan goes long as Papenhuyzen is tackled 20 metres out from his line.

81min

Tupou is collected 10 metres out from his own line.

80min

Melbourne are over halfway.

80min

The Roosters will kick-off.

79min

Field Goal: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

WE'RE LEVEL!!!

Tied up at Storm 25 - 25 Roosters
79min

Melbourne have the ball back!

79min

Field Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Luke Keary.

THE ROOSTERS WILL WIN!

Roosters lead Storm 24 - 25 Roosters
77min

Penalty Goal: Roosters
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

From 30 metres out, the young halfback levels the scores.

Tied up at Storm 24 - 24 Roosters
76min

Kyle Flanagan will have a kick to level the scores.

76min

ROOSTERS PENALTY

75min

Daniel Tupou stays in the field of play despite Hughes' efforts to find the sideline.

74min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

From close to the right sideline, the future immortal puts the Storm in front for the first time.

Storm lead Storm 24 - 22 Roosters
73min

Try: Storm
Scored by Paul Momirovski. Kick to come.

The former Rooster levels the scores at 22-all.

Tied up at Storm 22 - 22 Roosters
73min

Paul Momirovski is claiming a try after Daniel Tupou knocked on Jacks' kick.

72min

Jacks gets a result from his kick.

72min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith narrows the margin to four points.

Roosters lead Storm 18 - 22 Roosters
71min

Try: Storm
Scored by Jahrome Hughes. Kick to come.

The Melbourne playmaker gets his second of the night.

Roosters lead Storm 16 - 22 Roosters
71min

Jahrome Hughes steps to claim a try.

71min

Brandon Smith is tackled short of the line.

70min

Melbourne get a penalty off the kick-off.

69min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Kyle Flanagan.

The kick goes wide.

Roosters lead Storm 12 - 22 Roosters
68min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Josh Morris. Kick to come.

The veteran centre manages to stay inside the field of play to score the try that should get the Roosters the win.

Roosters lead Storm 12 - 22 Roosters
68min

Josh Morris is claiming a try.

68min

Morris is into space.

66min

Joseph Manu is taken over the sideline by some brilliant Melbourne defence.

65min

Josh Addo-Carr is penalised for an obstruction.

64min

The Roosters come up with another error.

63min

Hughes kicks for Vunivalu, but Tupou is up to the challenge.

62min

Lindsay Collins is down in need of a HIA.

62min

Christian Welch will receive attention for a face cut.

62min

Christian Welch is denied a metre out from the try-line, but gets a penalty in front of the posts.

61min

Penalty Melbourne 10 metres out from the Roosters' line.

60min

The Roosters come up with an error on halfway.

57min

Ryley Jacks is on for the Storm.

56min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

Flanagan adds the extras.

Roosters lead Storm 12 - 18 Roosters
54min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Brett Morris. Kick to come.

From sideline to sideline, the evergreen speedster puts the premiers back in front.

Roosters lead Storm 12 - 16 Roosters
53min

Cameron Smith finds touch as Felise Kaufusi comes off for a HIA.

52min

Sitili Tupouniua is tackled on the last tackle.

51min

Papenhuyzen is taken over the sideline.

50min

Nelson Asofa-Solomona comes up with possession a metre short of the try line.

50min

Boyd Cordner cleans up a Paul Momirovski grubber.

48min

Josh Morris comes up with another error on the halfway line.

47min

Ryan Papenhuyzen is collected on the last tackle.

45min

Josh Morris looks to send Daniel Tupou into space, but fires a pass over the sideline.

42min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Captain Cam the halfback nails the conversion and scores are level.

Tied up at Storm 12 - 12 Roosters
41min

Try: Storm
Scored by Jahrome Hughes. Kick to come.

Boom. Second half begins and a Roosters error hands Jahrome Hughes a speedy try for the 'home side'.

Roosters lead Storm 10 - 12 Roosters
40min

Former Rooster Paul Momirovski is tackled as the two teams head to the sheds.

39min

Luke Keary puts up a high ball, but the Storm get a penalty.

38min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

From the sideline, the young half nails the kick.

Roosters lead Storm 6 - 12 Roosters
37min

Wonderful work from Keary to kick for his left side attack.

37min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Josh Morris. Kick to come.

The Roosters re-take the lead.

Roosters lead Storm 6 - 10 Roosters
37min

Daniel Tupou does wonderfully to offload to his centre.

37min

Josh Morris is claiming a try.

36min

Tom Eisenhuth is on in the first half for the first time this season.

35min

Nelson Asofa-Solomona comes up with an error inside his own half.

33min

Josh Addo-Carr is taken over the sideline by Brett Morris.

32min

Suliasi Vunivalu makes a nice kick return over the halfway line.

30min

Lindsay Collins is hit by Tino Fa'asuamaleaui and Brandon Smith, resulting in a turnover.

29min

Ryan Papenhuyzen is pushed over the sideline.

28min

Sitili Tupouniua is on for the Roosters.

27min

Melbourne get a penalty.

27min

The Roosters come up with an error 10 metres out from their own line.

25min

The Storm avoid an error despite a suspect pass from Justin Olam.

24min

Jahrome Hughes goes to the heavens, but Tedesco is up to the challenge.

21min

James Tedesco's pass goes over the sideline on the first play from the scrum.

21min

The Roosters are successful and will pack a scrum 10 metres out.

21min

The Roosters are challenging the call.

20min

The Storm survive as Cordner comes up with an error.

19min

The Roosters force an error 10 metres out from the tryline.

18min

Tino Fa'asuamaleaui is on for the home side.

18min

Ryan Papenhuyzen cleans up an attacking kick close to his try line.

17min

The Roosters get a penalty coming out of their own end.

16min

Daniel Tupou defuses a Jahrome Hughes kick intended for Suliasi Vunivalu.

15min

Melbourne get a repeat set on halfway.

14min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

The skipper levels the scores.

Tied up at Storm 6 - 6 Roosters
13min

Try: Storm
Scored by Josh Addo-Carr. Kick to come.

The Fox has latched onto a Roosters' error to race 60 metres to score.

Roosters lead Storm 4 - 6 Roosters
13min

INTERCEPT

12min

Conversion: Roosters
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

From in front of the posts, the NRL's leading point-scorer adds the extras.

Roosters lead Storm 0 - 6 Roosters
11min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Kyle Flanagan. Kick to come.

Brett Morris capitalise on a wayward Melbourne pass before sending his halfback over for the first try of the night.

Roosters lead Storm 0 - 4 Roosters
10min

Suliasi Vunivalu gets out of his own in-goal following a last tackle kick from Boyd Cordner.

9min

Daniel Tupou cleans up a wayward Melbourne pass.

7min

Ryan Papenhuyzen takes off from a 20 metre re-start to put the 'home' side on the attack.

7min

Daniel Tupou break a tackle and gets tackled on halfway.

5min

Nat Butcher is on the spot to clean up an attacking kick.

4min

Vunivalu makes a strong kick-return close to the halfway line.

3min

The Roosters are struggling to find ground with their kicking game - both times the Storm have fielded kicks 30 metres out from their own line.

2min

Nat Butcher is down after being hit by Justin Olam.

1min

Ryan Papenhuyzen puts in a grubber on the last, but can't regather close to the Roosters' line.

Melbourne utility Brandon Smith will play his 50th match since debuting back in 2017.

Cameron Smith - named to start at halfback - takes the Storm out for their 'home' match.

Jake Friend leads the Roosters out onto the field.

Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of Round 8 Thursday Night Football between the Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters from Suncorp Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein

Touch Judges: Dave Munro, Phil Henderson

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea

MELBOURNE STORM (27)
Tries: Josh Addo-Carr, Jahrome Hughes (2), Paul Momirovski
Field Goals: Ryan Papenhuyzen (1/1)
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (25)
Tries: Kyle Flanagan, Josh Morris (2), Brett Morris
Field Goals: Luke Keary (1/1)
Conversions: Kyle Flanagan (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Kyle Flanagan (1/1)