Full Time
80:00
7:35pm Sat July 17, 2021
Round 18 - Cbus Super Stadium - Crowd: 3874
80min

FULL TIME @ Cbus Super Stadium and the Melbourne Storm keep Newcastle as premiership hopes as they fail to put on 50.... Storm big winners though 48-4

77min

Alan Shortall getting some action with just 3 minutes to go - Knights ruled to have lost it but they're challenging

75min

Kenny Bromwich has an onfield HIA assessment and given the all clear

74min

Nicho Hynes loses the ball whilst trying to plant it down

73min

Melbourne go on the attack after the Knights can't regather the short dropout

72min

Newcastle cough up possession and again Melbourne go intot he Knights 30

70min

PENALTY STORM: Aaron Booth at first looking like he was penalised for a double movement was actually Newcastle penalised for breaking down play

65min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nicholas Hynes.

Nicho Hynes converts from in front

Storm lead Storm 48 - 4 Knights
64min

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

Justin Olam scores as the Knights can't handle Munster out of dummy half catching the defence and then finding Olam who strolls away

Storm lead Storm 46 - 4 Knights
60min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Jake Clifford.

Jake Clifford pushes the conversion to the left

Storm lead Storm 42 - 4 Knights
59min

Try: Knights
Scored by Dominic Young. Kick to come.

Newcastle finally on the board as Dom Young gets on the outside and converts

Storm lead Storm 42 - 4 Knights
56min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nicholas Hynes.

Nicho Hynes has the ball on a string as he converts from wide out

Storm lead Storm 42 - 0 Knights
54min

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

George Jennings is over for his second of the night as the Storm go right after a big run through the middle from Munster and Pene and then Hynes goes right to Jennings

Storm lead Storm 40 - 0 Knights
53min

Melbourne get the ball back as the last touch before it went into touch came from Newcastle

49min

Error from the Storm but the Knights do nothing with the ball as they go across field and Watson is driven into touch

48min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nicholas Hynes.

Nicho Hynes takes his points tally for the night up to 16 with that conversion in front

Storm lead Storm 36 - 0 Knights
46min

Try: Storm
Scored by Reimis Smith. Kick to come.

Poor kick from Connor Watson who kicked for himself and Jahrome Hughes had a broken defensive line ahead of him and he took over and despite a desperate effort from Dom Young he finds Reimis Smith to score under the posts

Storm lead Storm 34 - 0 Knights
40min

SECOND HALF IS GO! - Knights using the ball first in the second half down 30 minus Klemmer AND Ponga who have failed HIA

40min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nicholas Hynes.

Nicho Hynes converts his own try from in front

Storm lead Storm 30 - 0 Knights
40min

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

Brandon Smith starts it dragging the defence left then goes right and Justin Olam puts the fend on and then kicks inside as the Storm players line up to collect it and Hynes does to score

Storm lead Storm 28 - 0 Knights
38min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nicholas Hynes.

Nicho Hynes converts from right in front

Storm lead Storm 24 - 0 Knights
36min

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

When you've got the luck... you get all of the luck - Jahrome Hughes kicks into open space and a bad bounce for Connor Watson at the back sits up nicely for Reimis Smith and Hughes backing up gets the ball back

Storm lead Storm 22 - 0 Knights
32min

Kalyn Ponga off for a HIA after that off the ball contact from Tui Kamikamica

32min

PENALTY KNIGHTS: Phoenix Crossland puts a beautiful kick in but no chasers are there until first contact from Crossland is high

32min

Dale Finucane off for a HIA and would be long odds to return

30min

George Jennings goes for the line, smiled thinking he had number 2 but a try saver from Dom Young

26min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nicholas Hynes.

Nicho Hynes sneaks the conversion inside the right hand up right

Storm lead Storm 18 - 0 Knights
24min

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

George Jennings gets over as the error from Kurt Mann bites the Knights instantly as the Storm spread it right and Jennings has too much speed and strength to get over

Storm lead Storm 16 - 0 Knights
22min

Cameron Munster called for a forward pass back on the inside to Nicho Hynes

20min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nicholas Hynes.

Nicho Hynes converts from close range yet again

Storm lead Storm 12 - 0 Knights
18min

Try: Storm
Scored by Cameron Munster. Kick to come.

Knights go to sleep in the middle of the park and Jahrome Hughes goes straight through the middle and Cameron Munster backs up to score

Storm lead Storm 10 - 0 Knights
17min

Bit of an arm-wrestle at the moment as the Knights have controlled the ball and haven't let the Storm make anything of the chances the Victorians have had

14min

Melbourne just off the pace in attack there as Brandon Smith's pass is too hard and low for Dean Ieremia and it goes into touch

12min

A good set from Newcastle as the Storm are pinned in their own 10

11min

Hymel Hunt makes an important try saver as Dean Ieremia goes into touch

10min

Six more for the Storm after Nicho Hynes harbour bridge pass was touched on last tackle

10min

Melbourne already into Newcastle territory and on the back of a set restart

9min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nicholas Hynes.

Nicho Hynes converts the try

Storm lead Storm 6 - 0 Knights
8min

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

Just so crisp from Nicho Hynes who runs to the line drawing in defenders and then finding Justin Olam who has a big hole to go through to score

Storm lead Storm 4 - 0 Knights
7min

Dominic Young loses the ball trying to play it as the Storm get a scrum 24m out centre-field

5min

Enari Tuala loses the ball on play 1 off the scrum

4min

SET RESTART - Ruck infringement ruled by Chris Sutton and Knights get a full set

3min

No harm done for the Knights with the Dom Young error as Tui Kamikamica doesn't expect to get the ball from Hynes as he puts it down

2min

Dom Young loses the ball in heavy first-up contact, first touch of the ball for Newcastle is an error

1min

Underway with the whistle of Chris Sutton and the Storm use the ball first

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Chris Sutton

Touch Judges: Jon Stone, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Video Referee: Alan Shortall

MELBOURNE STORM (48)
Tries: Justin Olam (2), Nicholas Hynes, Cameron Munster, George Jennings (2), Jahrome Hughes, Reimis Smith
Conversions: Nicholas Hynes (8/8)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (4)
Tries: Dominic Young
Conversions: Jake Clifford (0/1)