Forward pass by the Knights on the last play and that'll do us. Good timing, because the washing machine just finished it's cycle too!
SCRUM STORM - Pearce kicks to Tuala, who takes it cleanly, but the cover tackle from Hynes takes him over the sideline, 10m inside the Storm half.
SCRUM STORM - Hunt tries to run infield but is picked up and driven over the sideline
Ponga's sideline conversion scrapes the upright and is waved away
Mann on the left side puts in a little grubber which finds Tuala who cleans it up nicely and dives over to score in the corner
Pearce with an irrelevant chip kick that is only contested by a Storm defender, who catches it too comfortably, given how close the Knights were to the Storm line.
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Storm interefering at the ruck. Knights take the tap 10m from the Storm line
Munster from the left of the posts, nails the goal
Brandon Smith picks up an offload from Christian Welch that hit the ground, he then got a pass to Tino Fa'asuamaleaui, he broke through two defenders, busted the low tackle from Ponga to score a brilliant try.
Vunivalu leaps high for the ball, takes a clean catch and falls backwards over the line but as he was grounding the ball, Tuala knocked it loose. Knights gets a 7 tackle set
From the restart and the Knights stood around and look at it like it was a four foot lesbian turtle, and the ball goes dead. Knights drop out.
Ponga's kick from out wide is perfect, much like my washing machine now.
Ponga runs to the line, straightens and then hits Guerra with a short ball. Guerra spins out of the weak tackle and falls over the line to score on the right side.
Pearce grubbers into the Storm ingoal and Hynes knocks on before regathering. Storm drop out.,
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Storm Marker not square. Knights get a piggy back up to halfway
Munster kicks the penalty goal
PENALTY STORM - Knights offside. Munster will take a shot at the 2.
SCRUM STORM - Best with a forward pass.
Play stopped again. Vunivalu rushes up to try and tackle Best and his head cops the full brunt of Best's shoulder. He's had a drink of magic water and is playing on
Hughes now limps off the field
Finucane on the second tackle gets crunched in a heavy tackle and loses the ball.
PENALTY STORM - Hughes playing on, albeit gingerly, 20m from the Knights line
While time is stopped, Best is getting his ankle taped.
Saulo sin binned for that tackle on Hughes
Play stopped after Saulo tackled Hughes after he kicked. Saulo hit his head hard on Hughes' hip while Hughes copped a heavy blow to the side of his knee
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Kenny Bromwich drops a pass that was a touch behind him, 25m from the Knights line.
Ponga kicks for Hunt on the wing, but Addo-Carr spoils and the ball goes dead. Not dead like I thought my washing machine was though. Storm drop out
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Hughes gets pinged for a high tackle on Crossland. The obligatory thrashing around with no actual impact ensues, much like my washing machine pre half-time rectification.
Kenny Bromwich has copped an accidental knock to the head when trying to make that tackle. I know the feeling, my head was feeling sore when I couldn't figure out what was wrong with the washing machine.
Storm get us underway, and on a personal level, I fixed the washing machine at halftime
Munster to take the shot at 2 after the halftime siren, from almost in front and slots it.
PENALTY STORM - Brandon Smith a cheeky quick grubber and the Knights dive on the loose ball, but were offside. Siren sounds.
And Crossland loses it on the second tackle. Storm in prime position here
SCRUM KNIGHTS - They play it off their own 30m line
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Storm looked set to score for sure, but Papenhuyzen's last pass was to Vunivalu's shins
Play stopped after Randall and Fitzgibbon clash heads in a tackle.
Knights lose the ball on their 30m line in a tackle.
Cameron Smith has come off, not sure if there's an issue. He's just loitering around the bench, not receiving treatment at this stage.
Munster has the kicking duties now and misses this attempt from the sideline.
A poor kick from Ponga was collected beautifully by Papenhuyzen off his toes, then steps Ponga before racing away to score a scintillating 80m try in the right corner
SCRUM STORM - Munster's kick looks for Addo-Carr but Ponga bats it into touch.
Seve makes a break before being tackled 30m from the Knights line
Cameron Smith's kick looked wobbly but it swung back and through the posts
Finucane with a nice ball puts Kenny Bromwich through a huge gap on halfway. He then threw a long ball inside to Cameron Smith who runs 20m to score to the left of the posts.
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Papenhuyzen gets a poor pass to JAC, who was off-balanced and Hunt forces him over the sideline, 10m from their own line.
Munster makes a break right up the middle but is dumped by Ponga. The next play saw Hughes kick for Vunivalu but Tuala got back in time to take the ball dead. Knights drop out.
PENALTY STORM - Mann tackled Munster in the air
SCRUM KNIGHTS - Kenny Bromwich loses the ball in a tackle from David Klemmer
SCRUM STORM - Ponga with a rocket of a pass, beats everyone and goes into touch, 15m from the Storm line
SCRUM KNIGHTS - They'll work it off their 20
Munster kicks on the second tackle for JAC, but the ball goes into touch at the Knights 20 before The Fox can run it down
Mann's grubber is too heavy. Storm with a 7 tackle set
Mann sees Vunivalu place himself for an intercept, then throws the pass and Vunivalu intercepts it. #Facepalm
PENALTY KNIGHTS - Jesse Bromwich offside. Knights start their set 5m their side of halfway.
Ponga from the left touchline and he adds the extras
Best receives the ball on the left side, skips out of a tackle then steps back in to beat Papenhuyzen, then strolls over the line for a great try.
Cameron Smith looking into the sun, and nails the sideline conversion
Well that was too easy. Storm go to the right and run a simple block play, create the extra man and Seve puts Vunivalu over for a soft try
The Knights get us underway
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Adam Gee
Touch Judges: Dave Munro, Todd Smith
Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea
MELBOURNE STORM (26)
Tries: Suliasi Vunivalu, Cameron Smith, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
Conversions: Cameron Smith (2/2), Cameron Munster (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Munster (2/2)
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (16)
Tries: Bradman Best, Aidan Guerra, Enari Tuala
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (2/3)