Full Time
80:00
4:05pm Sun August 1, 2021
Round 20 - Suncorp Stadium
80min

Field Goal: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

The fullback adds an extra point on full-time!

Storm lead Storm 37 - 10 Panthers
79min

Papenhuyzen finds touch from the kick-off.

79min

Conversion: Panthers
Kicked by Matt Burton.

Burton adds the extras.

Storm lead Storm 36 - 10 Panthers
79min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Scott Sorensen. Kick to come.

Sorenson gets a consolation effort in his 50th match.

Storm lead Storm 36 - 8 Panthers
78min

Penrith penalty.

76min

Brent Naden collects a chip on his own line.

75min

Play to resume with a line drop out.

74min

Melbourne penalty.

74min

The Panthers can't gather in a high ball from Luai.

72min

Conversion: Panthers
Attempted by Matt Burton.

The kick is wide of the posts.

Storm lead Storm 36 - 4 Panthers
71min

Try: Panthers
Scored by Brent Naden. Kick to come.

Burton sends Naden over to get the Panthers on the scoreboard.

Storm lead Storm 36 - 4 Panthers
70min

Penrith penalty - Olam runs Crichton off the ball.

69min

Munster aims his kick for the sideline but rolls the ball over the dead ball line.

68min

INTERCEPT - Reimis Smith comes up with the football.

67min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Another successful kick from Papenhuyzen.

Storm lead Storm 36 - 0 Panthers
65min

Try: Storm
Scored by Dean Ieremia. Kick to come.

Before today Ieremia had scored two tries in first grade - today he's claimed his first NRL hat-trick.

Storm lead Storm 34 - 0 Panthers
65min

Hughes puts up a high ball, Reimis Smith contests the ball, Dylan Edwards knocks on and Ieremia will get his third!

65min

Dean Ieremia is claiming a try.

64min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Papenhuyzen brings up 30.

Storm lead Storm 30 - 0 Panthers
63min

Try: Storm
Scored by Harry Grant. Kick to come.

Harry comes up with a piece of magic to burrow over for a try.

Storm lead Storm 28 - 0 Panthers
62min

Izack Tago can't hold onto a bomb from Munster - the Storm get another set on the Panthers' line.

60min

Papenhuyzen kicks behind the Panthers' line and gets a result with a line drop out.

59min

Storm penalty.

59min

Burton kicks back towards the posts only to see the ball roll dead.

58min

Viliame Kikau is held up a metre from the goal line.

58min

Stephen Crichton is denied close to the try line.

58min

Jordan grant is on for the Storm.

57min

The Panthers challenge the ruling and get a result after Addo-Carr is ruled to have contacted the ball.

57min

Stephen Crichton passes for Charlie Staines, but the ball goes over the sideline.

56min

Jarome Luai grubbers the ball in-goal and gets a result after the referee rules Ieremia shadows the ball dead.

56min

Reimis Smith puts an attacking kick in; the Panthers manage to beat Ryan Papenhuyzen to the ball.

54min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

The kick is good.

Storm lead Storm 24 - 0 Panthers
53min

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

The captain crashes over to all but secure the victory.

Storm lead Storm 22 - 0 Panthers
52min

Finucane forces an error out of Dylan Edwards - the Storm are back on the attack.

51min

Staines holds onto a high ball despite pressure from Addo-Carr.

49min

Felise Kaufusi does well to hold onto a pass inside the Panthers' half.

47min

Hughes charges down a grubber from Burton; on the next tackle the Storm get a penalty.

46min

Jahrome Hughes kicks the ball out on the full - a rare mistake from the halfback.

45min

Dean Ieremia stops Brent Naden close to the try line.

44min

Josh Addo-Carr is tackled in his in-goal - play to resume with a line drop out.

44min

Matt Burton runs into a gap which is plugged up by a try saver from Ryan Papenhuyzen.

43min

Naden pounces on a ricocheting kick close to his line.

42min

Papenhuyzen makes half a break but can't find top gear.

41min

Viliame Kikau loses the ball inside the Storm half.

40min

Dale Finucane charges into the Panthers' defence as the second half commences.

40min

The first half ends with a mistake at the play the ball from Kenny Bromwich.

39min

Robert Jennings tries to get a pass to Brent Naden, but the ball rolls over the sideline.

39min

Dale Finucane pops an offload that gifts possession back to the Panthers.

38min

Papenhuyzen does well to field a bomb from Burton.

35min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

The Clive Churchill Medallist adds the extras with his first involvement of the day.

Storm lead Storm 18 - 0 Panthers
34min

Nicho Hynes is off the field.

34min

Ryan Papenhuyzen is on for the Storm.

34min

The Storm win the penalty - Liam Martin is deemed to have kicked the ball at the play the ball.

34min

The Storm are challenging an error at the play the ball.

33min

Charlie Staines throws a wayward pass into the arms of Harry Grant.

31min

Penalty to the Panthers.

31min

Matt Burton rolls the ball in-goal - despite the best efforts of Brent Naden the ball goes dead.

31min

Cameron Munster and Brandon Smith have produced one of the best tackles you will see to deny Liam Martin a certain try underneath the posts.

31min

Liam Martin is tackled over the try-line.

30min

Matthew Eisenhuth is denied a metre from the try line.

30min

Panthers penalty.

28min

Dale Finucane loses the ball just inside the Panthers' half.

27min

J'maine Hopgood is on for the Panthers.

27min

Harry Grant busts through the Panthers' defence.

26min

The Panthers had the Storm shot, but Jennings couldn't hold his feet.

25min

Robert Jennings falls over the sideline with the try-line in sight!

24min

The Panthers force a line drop out.

24min

Justin Olam smashes Dylan Edwards 10 metres out from the Melbourne line.

23min

Penrith penalty.

22min

Jahrome Hughes kicks for the corner as Harry Grant wraps up Dylan Edwards on the 20 metre line.

21min

Harry Grant is on the field.

19min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nicholas Hynes.

Hynes gets his first kick of the day.

Storm lead Storm 16 - 0 Panthers
18min

Try: Storm
Scored by Dean Ieremia. Kick to come.

The try is given! After an early error, the rookie winger gets his second of the afternoon.

Storm lead Storm 14 - 0 Panthers
18min

The bunker is looking to determine whether Kaufusi impedes Kikau in the lead up.

18min

Nicholas Hynes sends Dean Ieremia over - the referee sends the play to the bunker for a possible obstruction.

17min

Melbourne get a penalty after Scott Sorenson held Olam off the ball.

16min

Liam Martin spills the ball close to the posts.

15min

Six again for the Panthers.

15min

Brandon Smith eyes a 40/20 but the kick doesn't have the angle.

14min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Munster.

Munster - AKA Mr Accurate - nails the kick.

Storm lead Storm 10 - 0 Panthers
14min

Nicho Hynes is walking gingerly as Munster lines up the kick.

12min

Try: Storm
Scored by Dean Ieremia. Kick to come.

Josh Addo-Carr - yes, you read that right - puts up a cross-field bomb which bounces into the arms of Ieremia to score.

Storm lead Storm 8 - 0 Panthers
11min

Six again for the Storm.

11min

Cameron Munster manages to hold onto the kick-off after a nervous catch.

10min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Nicholas Hynes.

The kick fades left of the posts.

Storm lead Storm 4 - 0 Panthers
9min

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

Despite a determined effort from Matt Burton on the goal-line, the much-improved centre gets the ball down for first points.

Storm lead Storm 4 - 0 Panthers
9min

The referee has sent to play to the bunker as 'No Try'.

9min

Reimis Smith is claiming a try.

8min

Storm penalty.

8min

Charlie Staines touches a kick from Cameron Munster that was headed over the sideline.

8min

Brent Naden cuts down Felis Kaufusi.

7min

Jahrome Hughes dummies and breaks away.

7min

The Panthers look to get the ball to Robert Jennings but come up with a forward pass.

6min

Panthers penalty.

6min

Munster kicks for Ieremia, but the Panthers come up with a seven tackle set.

5min

Kenny Bromwich gets into space and links with Addo-Carr. The Foxx kicks in-field for Olam who gets a pass to Hughes. Hughes gets tackles short of the line.

4min

LATE CHANGE: Scott Sorensen has started with Matthew Eisenhuth coming off the bench.

3min

Munster sends a high ball up for Edwards - the first-time captain does well to hold onto the bomb.

2min

Charlie Staines is taken over the sideline after a poor offload from Dylan Edwards.

1min

A strong first set from the Panthers sees Dean Ieremia spill Matt Burton's bomb 10 metres from the Storm line.

Both teams are on the field before a zero capacity crowd - kick-off is only moments away.

Scott Sorenson will make his 50th appearance in first grade.

Ryan Papenhuyzen will play his 50th game for the club.

Penrith have won two of their past three clashes against Mebourne, however the Storm prevailed in the one that mattered last October.

Penrith will line up as per program, 1-17.

The Storm have named Harry Grant and Jordan Grant on the bench in place of Aaron Pene and Tui Kamikamica.

Welcome to League Unlimited’s coverage of Round 20 Sunday Afternoon Football between the Melbourne Storm and the Penrith Panthers from Suncorp Stadium.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein

Touch Judges: David Munro, Phil Henderson

Video Referee: Henry Perenara

MELBOURNE STORM (37)
Tries: Reimis Smith, Dean Ieremia (3), Jesse Bromwich, Harry Grant
Field Goals: Ryan Papenhuyzen (1/1)
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Nicholas Hynes (1/2), Cameron Munster (1/1), Ryan Papenhuyzen (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Ryan Papenhuyzen (1/1)

PENRITH PANTHERS (10)
Tries: Brent Naden, Scott Sorensen
Field Goals:
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Matt Burton (1/2)
Penalty Goals: