Nikorima converts the try on the fulltime siren. Game over!
Maumalo with a hatty to finish his time at the club!
Nikorima pushes it wide.
Maumalo gets a double in his bittersweet farewell game! The irony being - he'll be playing the Storm next Saturday as well!
Hynes again, no issues at all.
Eisenhuth crashes over and it's a bit of a rout now.
Hynes makes no mistake.
Grant barges over and the Storm restore order in terms of momentum in this game.
Nikorima's conversion attempt is wide.
Maumalo gets what could be his last try as a Warrior. Great hands to the left and he dives over in the corner.
Superb sideline conversion. Hynes nails it.
Out to Josh Addo-Carr, then back in to Olam and he finds the gap to bounce through. Try is out wide on the left.
Hughes nails a 40/20 from the right side of the red line.
Melbourne just doing it comfortably at the moment. Warriors not really looking likely.
Hynes pushes the lead further.
Hughes gets the try. Grant goes super close, but Sironen strips it from him and it pops up for Hughes!
Time off. Storm claiming a try through Harry Grant. Bunker, no try. Checking - everything.
Back underway. Warriors have it first with RTS fielding the kickoff.
Time off just before the break with Wayde Egan down injured. Good news for the Warriors with him back on his feet.
No dice for Hynes from the far sideline.
Addo-Carr with a beautiful try in the left corner. Hynes grubbers to his wing and JAC angles himself perfectly. Incredible pickup and putdown.
We're up to the Bunker for a Dean Ieremia NO TRY. Checking grounding. Ieremia seemed happy though... nope, he didn't get it down after all! Held up.
BANG. Chanel Harris-Tavita smashes the Cheese just as the Melbourne #9 darts toward the post. Huge trysaver forces an error and the Warriors have a scrum on their own 10m.
Hynes with an easy one this time. Lead is 12 points. Reminder that the Storm need an 18+ victory to overtake Penrith at the top of the table today.
Brandon burrows over and the early resistance from the Warriors seems to have faded now.
No drama at all for Hynes from out wide.
Some beautiful play down the left edge after Jahrome Hughes had exposed the Warriors at the line. Grant, to Reimis Smith, then Ieremia runs the remainder to score out wide on the right, just on the shade line.
The Warriors have had a knock on ruled against them with Wayde Egan supposed to have knocked on at dummy half. CAPTAINS CHALLENGE and it is SUCCESSFUL as replays show it hit his foot then he picked it up cleanly.
Hynes makes it look easy.
Brandon Smith goes to the line and nearly gets the right offload into the hands of Tui Kamikamica but it's dropped... wait no - PENALTY. Warriors defenders were inside the ten. Hynes will take the shot.
Nikorima adds the first points of the day.
Last tackle play has the Storm thin on the right side, where Chanel Harris-Tavita points his kick. Montoya takes the kick but is held.
No luck for the Warriors in that first foray. Melbourne get a set restart halfway through their return set and are making good metres until Reimis Smith spills it. Maumalo has it now.
First advantage of the game is a penalty to the Warriors, with Reimis Smith penalised for an escort run. Full set inside the Storm 30m coming up.
We're underway in Gosford. Storm first ball.
Welcome to sunny Central Coast Stadium. Teams are on the park and there's a special Haka from performers in the crowd ahead of kickoff as the Warriors celebrate their Indigenous heritage. Late mail below:
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Matt Cecchin
Touch Judges: Darian Furner, Jon Stone
Video Referee: Alan Shortall
Tries: Ken Maumalo (3)
Conversions: Kodi Nikorima (1/3)
Penalty Goals: Kodi Nikorima (1/1)
MELBOURNE STORM (42)
Tries: Dean Ieremia, Brandon Smith, Josh Addo-Carr, Jahrome Hughes, Justin Olam, Harry Grant, Tom Eisenhuth
Conversions: Nicholas Hynes (6/7)
Penalty Goals: Nicholas Hynes (1/1)