The Melbourne Storm have eviscerated the South Sydney Rabbitohs 50-0 in a match where Josh Addo-Carr became the first player in 71 years to score six tries in first grade
Equalling the record set by Newtown winger Jack Troy in 1950, the man affectionately known as ‘The Foxx' had a night to remember as the Storm posted 10 tries in a match played before 7,501 supporters at Stadium Australia.
Weathering an early Rabbitohs' attacking raid that almost led to points only for Cody Walker's pass to Alex Johnston to be ruled forward, a skilful left foot kick from Justin Olam allowed Addo-Carr (11th minute) to open the scoring.
Taking advantage of a seven-tackle set, Nicho Hynes broke through the Rabbitohs' defence before linking with Addo-Carr (22nd minute) who used the wet conditions to slide over for his second.
Breaking their opponents resolve with Cameron Munster and Harry Grant combining from inside their own half to put Addo-Carr (27th minute) over for his third of the night, a strip from Munster enabled Jahrome Hughes (31st minute) to sprint 50 metres with barely a hand laid on him..
Following in the footsteps of Ryan Papenhuyzen earlier this season with four first half tries, Addo-Carr (39th minute) completed a left side shift to send the Storm to the sheds up 26-0.
Continuing the rout following the resumption of play, Brandon Smith (46th minute) powered over with a great burst that exposed the Rabbitohs' retreating defence, while a beautiful cut-out ball from Hughes allowed George Jennings (50th minute) to get on the scoresheet minutes later.
Taking the score past 40 with Jennings (57th minute) bagging his second, Addo-Carr (67th minute) created history by becoming the first Melbourne Storm player to score five tries in a match.
Completing the ten-try demolition as it began, Addo-Carr (72nd minute) scored in the corner to bring up the final 50-0 scoreline.
Next week during Magic Round at Suncorp Stadium, the Rabbitohs face the Sharks on Saturday evening, while the Storm take on the Dragons on Sunday afternoon.