Full Time
5:30pm Sat April 10, 2021
Round 5 - Stadium Australia - Crowd: 5104

FULL TIME - Storm run out 52-18 winners.


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

52-18 now.

Storm lead Bulldogs 18 - 52 Storm

Try: Storm
Scored by Nicholas Hynes. Kick to come.

Cameron Munster sparks it, finds Ryan Papenhuyzen back inside and Nicholas Hynes in support!

Storm lead Bulldogs 18 - 50 Storm

The Storm then go to the air. Cameron Munster kicks to the right corner but there is an error and it should be a turnover.


Christian Welch with a late offload for Ryan Papenhuyzen but Dallin Watene-Zelezniak does well to track him down.


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

The scoreline is blowing out now.

Storm lead Bulldogs 18 - 46 Storm

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

Cameron Munster with an early kick for Josh Addo-Carr and the bounce is perfect!

Storm lead Bulldogs 18 - 44 Storm

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

No luck here. Goes to the left.

Storm lead Bulldogs 18 - 40 Storm

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

Cameron Munster shapes to kick but passes to Kenneath Bromwich who kicks for Olam. He dragged the defence up first and so Olam has a free run at the ball.

Storm lead Bulldogs 18 - 40 Storm

Kyle Flanagan with a poorly executed kick taken in-goal by Josh Addo-Carr.


Harry Grant claims a try after cleaning up the scraps of a last-tackle kick but replays show Reimis Smith knocked it forwards. In the in-goal too. Seven-tackle set Bulldogs.


The Bulldogs find something on the left side but Tuipulotu Katoa is taken into touch.


Averillo with a 40-20!


The Bulldogs with a better attitude in defence and they force an error.


The kick on the last from Jake Averillo goes out on the full. Storm ball inside the Bulldogs half.


Replays show Dallin Watene-Zelezniak was clearly offside.


Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

Flanagan kicks it.

Storm lead Bulldogs 18 - 36 Storm

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. Kick to come.

Averillo again with a lovely kick for DWZ!

Storm lead Bulldogs 16 - 36 Storm

Adam Elliott with a dangerous run off a Kyle Flanagan short ball but Felise Kaufusi cuts him down.


Ryan Papenhuyzen puts down a bomb and the Bulldogs with another big chance here. A full set right on the Melbourne line.


The kick on the last is taken by Ryan Papenhuyzen though.


The Bulldogs playing with a bit less structure and looking better.


Now a penalty and the Bulldogs start the set just before halfway.


Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

Flanagan slots it.

Storm lead Bulldogs 12 - 36 Storm

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Jake Averillo. Kick to come.

Averillo backing up after a strong run from Adam Elliott, set up by Averillo too!

Storm lead Bulldogs 10 - 36 Storm

Tuipulotu Katoa down the left sideline for the Bulldogs but no-one in support and Ryan Papenhuyzen wraps him up. A set restart for inside the 10 metres though and the Dogs are 20 metres out. A chance to add some respectability.


Josh Addo-Carr busting tackles with that kick return. Melbourne still playing with high intensity even inside their own half. They are 40 out from their own line on the third. Felise Kaufusi then works it up towards halfway. They spread it left and don't go anywhere. Cameron Munster goes high on the last. Goes back to Nelson Asofa-Solomona who has it and tries to take them all on but is tackled.


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen converts his own try.

Storm lead Bulldogs 6 - 36 Storm

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

George Jennings down the right edge after an offload from Felise Kaufusi sparks an exchange of passes. He kicks back inside and it looks like the Bulldogs have it covered but Ryan Papenhuyzen gets there first!

Storm lead Bulldogs 6 - 34 Storm

Trent Barrett sitting sideline in the second half as the Bulldogs try to spark something but instead the Storm score a stunner!


HALF TIME - Storm 30 on top of the Bulldogs 6


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Off the upright and in!

Storm lead Bulldogs 6 - 30 Storm

Try: Storm
Scored by George Jennings. Kick to come.

Clinical from Melbourne. It started with Cameron Munster drifting across field and finding Reimis Smith out wide who links with Felise Kaufusi and Storm are 10 out. They go short side and Jennings is over.

Storm lead Bulldogs 6 - 28 Storm

The Bulldogs not threatening to get back into this one with Jake Averillo putting a simple bomb up on the last, taken by George Jennings.


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

24-6 with just five remaining in the first half.

Storm lead Bulldogs 6 - 24 Storm

The Melbourne forward goes too.


Ogden off to the bin for sparking a scuffle after the try.


Try: Storm
Scored by Tui Kamikamica. Kick to come.

Harry Grant takes it up and puts Tui Kamikamica over!

Storm lead Bulldogs 6 - 22 Storm

Ryan Papenhuyzen kicks for Josh Addo-Carr from 30 metres out with Nick Cotric up in the line but it goes into touch.


Bulldogs hanging in the fight here but one more try before the break would likely kill this game off.


A pretty poor set from the Bulldogs who lacked any real coherency in attack. There was shape but not enough communication as the last-tackle sees Harry Grant wrap them up with the ball in hand.


Jahrome Hughes goes down the short side to George Jennings but there are Bulldogs players around to wrap him up. He dumps it back for Ryan Papenhuyzen who flicks it into touch.


Jack Hetherington gets in the way of Luke Thompson and the Bulldogs drop the ball after a promising set after points. Storm in the Bulldogs half.


Conversion: Bulldogs
Kicked by Kyle Flanagan.

Flanagan converts.

Storm lead Bulldogs 6 - 18 Storm

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Luke Thompson. Kick to come.

Kyle Flanagan to Luke Thompson who straightens up and ends 265 minutes without points!

Storm lead Bulldogs 4 - 18 Storm

Reimis Smith drops the ball. Bulldogs 30 out.


Kyle Flanagan kicks on the last but Josh Addo-Carr has it with ease.


Jake Averillo! He breaks through and is just pulled up 10 metres out. Bulldogs with a chance to score here.


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

18-0 now after just as many minutes.

Storm lead Bulldogs 0 - 18 Storm

Try: Storm
Scored by Christian Welch. Kick to come.

Way too easy as Welch joins the party.

Storm lead Bulldogs 0 - 16 Storm

Brandon Smith catches the Bulldogs out. Six again right on the try line.


The Bulldogs touch the flick pass from Reimis Smith. Tuipulotu Katoa the man to touch it. Storm ball 40 out with a full set to come.


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen kicks the goal.

Storm lead Bulldogs 0 - 12 Storm

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

It is in vain from Jake Averillo though. Cameron Munster kicks back inside for halves partner Jahrome Hughes who scores.

Storm lead Bulldogs 0 - 10 Storm

Jake Averillo does well to tackle Ryan Papenhuyzen around the legs just as it looked like the fullback would race through.


Dallin Watene-Zelezniak with a nice slicing run on the right edge but he drops it. Storm on their own 30.


The Storm with a nice exchange of passes as Jahrome Hughes spots some space after linking with Kenneath Bromwich. The Bulldogs though get a break with a penalty for an obstruction in the lead-up.


Corey Allan takes the bomb on the last and the Bulldogs will survive. They need a penalty though, struggling for any real ascendancy through the middle. A nice run from Nick Cotric takes them towards halfway. The ball then shifts left and they are in the Storm half. Kyle Flanagan to the air and Ryan Papenhuyzen takes it with ease.


Kyle Flanagan with an awkward bomb for George Jennings but he handles it comfortably. Six again here with Melbourne already near the 40.


Cameron Munster kicks from the 40 inside the Bulldogs half. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is there to take it. Storm hitting hard in defence and in numbers to limit metres for the home side.


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

6-0 early.

Storm lead Bulldogs 0 - 6 Storm

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

That is not good at all for the Bulldogs who let Kaufusi score out of dummy-half. Braith Anasta describes it as 'not a first-grade try'.

Storm lead Bulldogs 0 - 4 Storm

Jack Hetherington is penalised for work on the face of Ryan Papenhuyzen and Melbourne are on the attack 20 out.


A decent set from the Bulldogs too. Kyle Flanagan completes with a lofted kick for Josh Addo-Carr who beats Nick Cotric and is then tackled near the 30.


Melbourne with a strong start, plenty of metres and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak takes the bomb on the last, working it out from the 10-metre mark.

Kick-off in just under five minutes.

The big question everyone is asking at the moment is not who will win but how many points Ryan Papenhuyzen will outscore the Bulldogs by after his four-try heroics last week.

Good evening and welcome to League Unlimited's live coverage of this David and Goliath clash between the Bulldogs and Storm.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Chris Sutton

Touch Judges: Jon Stone, Darian Furner

Video Referee: Chris Butler

Tries: Luke Thompson, Jake Averillo, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
Conversions: Kyle Flanagan (3/3)

Tries: Felise Kaufusi, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Jahrome Hughes, Christian Welch, Tui Kamikamica, George Jennings, Justin Olam, Josh Addo-Carr, Nicholas Hynes
Conversions: Ryan Papenhuyzen (8/9)