Full Time
80:00
7:50pm Fri October 16, 2020
Finals Week 3 - Suncorp Stadium - Crowd: 37112
80min

Hynes kicks the ball dead as Melbourne head through to the GF.

77min

Hynes kicks over the sideline.

76min

Valemei can't hold onto a cut out pass.

75min

Cameron Smith gets an early set as Nico Hynes enters the field.

71min

Conversion: Raiders
Attempted by Jarrod Croker.

The kick is wide.

Storm lead Storm 30 - 10 Raiders
71min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Nick Cotric. Kick to come.

Rapana produces a flick pass to send Cotric over for a consolation effort.

Storm lead Storm 30 - 10 Raiders
70min

Canberra get a penalty.

68min

A frazzled last tackle play from the Raiders results in a dud kick from Jack Wighton.

67min

Munster finds touch inside the Raiders half.

66min

Nick Cotric makes a break, kicks for himself and almost scores - but Cameron Smith saves the day for the Storm.

64min

Vunivalu gathers in the short kick-off.

63min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Melbourne are through to the GF.

Storm lead Storm 30 - 6 Raiders
62min

Try: Storm
Scored by Dale Finucane. Kick to come.

The milestone man gets his second try of the season (both against the Raiders).

Storm lead Storm 28 - 6 Raiders
62min

In his 200th NRL appearance, Dale Finucane looks to have secured the result for the Storm.

62min

Vunivalu does well to stay in the field of play.

60min

The Raiders can't get a kick away on the last tackle.

59min

The Raiders look more threatening at the moment, but the Storm are up to the defensive challenge.

59min

Ryan Papenhuyzen is trapped in-goal.

58min

Brenko Lee has been placed on report for a high shot.

58min

The Raiders make a nice shift down the left and earn a penalty.

57min

NAS will play the ball.

57min

Nelson Asofa-Solomona is in agony clutching at his lower leg.

56min

Both teams are trading sets early on in the second half.

53min

Valemei makes a great catch to deny Vunivalu a metre out from the try line.

52min

Valemei is pushed over the sideline.

51min

Semi Valemei makes a good kick return up to his 30 metre line.

49min

Josh Addo-Carr produces a sensational tackle to take Jordan Rapana over the sideline.

48min

Ryan Papenhuyzen makes an error that gifts the Raiders the ball 10 metres out from the Storm line.

47min

Tom Starling is on for the Raiders.

46min

Canberra get a penalty after a second effort on Siliva Havili.

44min

George Williams finds touch a few metres out from the Storm line.

43min

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is driven back in-goal. Great defence from the Storm.

41min

The Raiders come up with an error through Hudson Young.

40min

Canberra will get the ball back from the line drop out.

40min

Dale Finucane is driven back in-goal off the kick-off.

40min

Both teams are back out for the second half.

40min

Tino Fa'asuamaleaui is tackled as the halftime siren sounds.

39min

The Raiders spread the ball, but the Storm are able to clean up in defence.

38min

Valemei allows the ball to bounce, but fortunately Croker is able to clean up for the visitors.

37min

Cameron Smith lets his disappointment at no penalty known to the referee.

37min

Tino Fa'asuamaleaui is down clutching at his neck after a crusher tackle and contact to the head.

35min

The Raiders come up with an error a metre out from the goal line.

35min

Josh Addo-Carr is trapped in-goal off the back of a quality kick from Williams.

33min

Raiders penalty.

33min

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is off for the Raiders. Rapana appears to be playing fullback with Cotric pushing out to the wing.

32min

Josh Addo-Carr is clutching at his lower leg.

32min

The Raiders come up with a good set after points.

30min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker nails the kick from the sideline.

Storm lead Storm 24 - 6 Raiders
30min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Nick Cotric. Kick to come.

Williams kicks for Cotric to get the Green Machine on the board.

Storm lead Storm 24 - 4 Raiders
29min

No Try. CHN to play the ball.

29min

The referee will check with the bunker.

29min

Corey Harawira-Naera is denied by a try-saving effort from Ryan Papenhuyzen

28min

Olam is ruled to be offside - Raiders penalty.

28min

INTERCEPT

27min

The Raiders finally get a result by trapping Addo-Carr in-goal.

25min

Canberra get a penalty coming out of their own end.

25min

Corey Harawira-Naera is also on for the Raiders.

24min

Dunamis Lui and Iosia Soliola are on for the Raiders.

24min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

The kick is good.

Storm lead Storm 24 - 0 Raiders
23min

The Storm have produced one of the greatest openings to a big match. CHANGE OUR MIND.

23min

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

We're calling it - Melbourne are through to the Grand Final.

Storm lead Storm 22 - 0 Raiders
23min

Papenhuyzen kicks for himself, the ball bounces in-goal, allowing Olam to pounce. The Storm look to have scored another!

22min

Tino Fa'asuamaleaui is on for Melbourne.

21min

Hughes kicks for Vunivalu. The ball beats Vunivalu and Valerie, but CNK puts a foot on the sideline.

20min

George Williams fires a long kick that is fielded by Addo-Carr on the full.

20min

Munster aims for a 40/20. He doesn't nail the execution, but the Foxx is able to trap Cotric 10 metres out from the Raiders line.

19min

Vunivalu latches onto a Canberra bomb.

18min

No Try. The Foxx is deemed to have failed to sufficiently ground the ball.

18min

Josh Addo-Carr is claiming a try, but may have a foot on the sideline prior to grounding the ball.

18min

Brandon Smith is on for Melbourne.

16min

Kenny Bromwich appears to lose possession inside his own half, but the referee rules an error against the Raiders.

15min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

After missing his last attempt, Smith makes amends from right of the posts.

Storm lead Storm 18 - 0 Raiders
14min

Smith will kick to put the Storm up 18-0.

14min

Croker deemed to have escorted Vunivalu off the ball.

14min

Penalty Melbourne.

13min

Hughes dummies but can't escape Wighton's tackle.

13min

Papalii makes a good bust up to halfway, but can't find a man in support.

12min

The Raiders get a repeat set coming out of their own end.

11min

Smith kicks from inside his own half to trap Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad inside his own 10 metre zone.

11min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Smith.

The kick is wide from the sideline.

Storm lead Storm 16 - 0 Raiders
11min

The Raiders haven't turned up so far. They fought back from 18-0 against Melbourne last year, but it's hard to imagine the Storm letting this one slip.

9min

Try: Storm
Scored by Suliasi Vunivalu. Kick to come.

Hughes kicks for Vunivalu. Vaemei knocks the ball on. The ball bounces backwards. Hughes makes a dart, passes to Vunivalu who tip-toes down the sideline to score an incredible try!

Storm lead Storm 16 - 0 Raiders
9min

Suliasi Vunivalu is claiming a bizarre try.

9min

Stop it!

9min

Big metres from Asofa-Solomona in that set after points.

8min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

Smith makes it 2 from 2.

Storm lead Storm 12 - 0 Raiders
7min

The Storm must have watched the 2001 Grand Final based on the way they've started this one!

7min

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

Off the kick off the Storm are in again!

Storm lead Storm 10 - 0 Raiders
6min

The Storm make another break through Addo-Carr.

6min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Smith.

The Storm get off to a perfect start.

Storm lead Storm 6 - 0 Raiders
5min

Try: Storm
Scored by Jesse Bromwich. Kick to come.

A shift back to the posts sees Jahrome Hughes send his prop over with a short ball.

Storm lead Storm 4 - 0 Raiders
4min

Addo-Carr is cut down just short of the tryline.

3min

The Raiders elect to run on the last and concede an error through Elliott Whitehead.

2min

Papenhuyzen makes a half break over halfway as Munster's bomb bounces into touch.

1min

A strong first set from the Raiders sees Papenhuyzen collected 15 metres out from his own line.

Josh Papali'i takes the first run of the evening.

For what may be the final time, Cameron Smith takes the Storm onto the field - kick-off is only moments away.

Jarrod Croker leads the Raiders onto Suncorp Stadium.

This is the fifth finals meeting between the Storm and Raiders - Melbourne leads the lever 3-1 with Canberra triumphing in the most recent meeting in last year's Qualifying Final.

The Raiders have won three of the past four clashes between the two sides; however the Storm prevailed in the most recent meeting back in July.

The Raiders will field the same side as last week with Siliva Havili and Hudson Young starting in place of Tom Starling and Iosia Soliola.

The Storm have been boosted by the inclusion of Dale Finucane - celebrating his 200th NRL appearance - at the expense of Tom Eisenhuth on the bench.

Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of the First Preliminary Final between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders from Suncorp Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein

Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Peter Gough

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell

MELBOURNE STORM (30)
Tries: Jesse Bromwich, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Suliasi Vunivalu, Justin Olam, Dale Finucane
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (1/1)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (10)
Tries: Nick Cotric (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/2)
Penalty Goals: