Full Time
80:00
7:35pm Sat April 16, 2022
Round 6 - AAMI Park, Melbourne - Crowd: 16286
80min

FULL TIME @ Melbourne Rectangular Stadium and it was a battle for the most part but the Storm show too much class for a 34-18 victory

79min

CAPTAINS CHALLENGE: Storm challenge is surrounding the knock-on ruling against Alec McDonald; It's a knock-on confirmed by the bunker

75min

Braydon Trindall sees a gap in front of him on the last and goes for the line but the defence shuts him out

74min

Justin Olam loses the ball over the line and the bunker confirms the NO TRY

74min

BUNKER: Justin Olam goes over under the posts but Grant Atkins says NO TRY...

72min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen slots the penalty goal from right in front

Storm lead Storm 34 - 18 Sharks
71min

PENALTY STORM: Kick chaser was taken out well off the ball by Cam McInnes and the Storm will add another 2

71min

Penalty Goal: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

No issues for Ryan Papenhuyzen hitting the penalty goal sweetly

Storm lead Storm 32 - 18 Sharks
70min

PENALTY STORM: Justin Olam hit high on a good run and the Storm will look to extend their lead, as Papenhuyzen kicks from 5m in from touch, about 25m out

67min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen converts from close range

Storm lead Storm 30 - 18 Sharks
65min

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

Harry Grant looked as if was held up but still with momentum in the tackle as he fights his way to the line and grounds it after going out of dummy half

Storm lead Storm 28 - 18 Sharks
64min

It took 60-odd minutes but Jack Williams costs the Sharks with a poor play the ball and it's the first uncompleted set for the Sharks

64min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Nicho Hynes.

Nicho Hynes conversion is perfect to close the gap to 6

Storm lead Storm 24 - 18 Sharks
64min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Ronaldo Mulitalo. Kick to come.

The Sharks having fun down their left as the silky hands of Siosifa Talakai out to Ronaldo and who runs a good angle back inside and scores

Storm lead Storm 24 - 16 Sharks
63min

PENALTY SHARKS x2: Ruck interference both the calls from Grant Atkins

62min

Justin Olam charging at the ball ruled to have knocked it on and it's fair falcon as well

60min

Well that was a first... a mutual infringement called by Grant Atkins after the bomb hit the wires of Spider Cam...

58min

PENALTY SHARKS: For the second time tonight, Felise Kaufusi is on report this time it's a crusher tackle that is rthe ruling

54min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen converts his own try

Storm lead Storm 24 - 12 Sharks
52min

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

Cameron Munster take a bow - Just throws the dummy, skips on the outside of the defence and then goes through, finds Papenhuyzen back on the inside to score

Storm lead Storm 22 - 12 Sharks
50min

Conversion: Sharks
Attempted by Nicho Hynes.

Off the upright for the second time tonight for Nicho Hynes with the boot

Storm lead Storm 18 - 12 Sharks
48min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Ronaldo Mulitalo. Kick to come.

Ronaldo Mulitalo scores out wide with a beautiful swan dive and grounds it out in the corner despite it initially going to the bunker on no try

Storm lead Storm 18 - 12 Sharks
46min

The Sharks make some good metres down the right before Jack Williams offload goes 20m backwards; The Storm are offside giving them a set restart

42min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen converts from close range

Storm lead Storm 18 - 8 Sharks
41min

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

Well there hasn't been a tackle in the second half in the opening 2 minutes but we've got a try as Justin Olam gets over after some great play from the Storm out the back of the scrum

Storm lead Storm 16 - 8 Sharks
40min

SECOND HALF IS GO! The Storm who kicked off get first use of the ball as Cam Munster's kick lands between Siosifa Talakai & Ronaldo Mulitalo and goes into touch

40min

Penalty Goal: Sharks
Attempted by Nicho Hynes.

Nicho Hynes penalty goal starts right and fades back to hit the upright, it bounces up and Cam Munster just takes it dead to end the half

Storm lead Storm 12 - 8 Sharks
40min

PENALTY SHARKS: A late hit on Ronaldo Mulitalo after he kicks by Ryan Papenhuyzen is ruled by Grant Atkins, looks a 50/50 call but the Sharks take the option for 2, 10 in from touch

40min

PENALTY STORM: On the attack after some interference in the ruck, Sharks had a big chance to re-take the lead but now it's the Storm on the attack

37min

Remis Smith jumps high for a kick and isn't anywhere near it and the ball just bounces into touch

34min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen converts from about 15m from the uprights

Storm lead Storm 12 - 8 Sharks
34min

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

Lily & Herman would be proud of their namesakes efforts on that one, just creates something out of nothing off the back of a penalty and six again and Cam Munster scores

Storm lead Storm 10 - 8 Sharks
30min

Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Nicho Hynes.

Nicho Hynes from out wide starts the conversion on target and keeps it going that way which sees it through the middle of the uprights.

Sharks lead Storm 6 - 8 Sharks
28min

Try: Sharks
Scored by Siosifa Talakai. Kick to come.

WHAT A PLAY - Started mid-set by a kick from Nicho Hynes and then next play the ball is kept alive and the Sharks swing from right to left and it ends up with Sifa Talakai to get over untouched out wide

Tied up at Storm 6 - 6 Sharks
28min

WHAT A PLAY - Started mid-set by a kick from Nicho Hynes and then next play the ball is kept alive and the Sharks swing from right to left and it ends up with Sifa Talakai to get over untouched out wide

27min

Poor kick back towards the middle from Nicho Hynes as it's taken by Jahrome Hughes in goal and races out to the 20

25min

Josh King loses the ball as he is falling to the ground just short of halfway

22min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Ryan Papenhuyzen.

Ryan Papenhuyzen strikes the conversion sweetly and puts it through the middle of the uprights

Storm lead Storm 6 - 2 Sharks
21min

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

Justin Olam is almost unstoppable (Panthers can do it to save a match) that close to the line as a well worked Melbourne play goes right with some good passing and space opening up out wide.

Storm lead Storm 4 - 2 Sharks
19min

PENALTY STORM: Cam McInnes penalised for a high shot on Harry Grant and the Storm on the attack

13min

PENALTY STORM: Talakai hits Papenhuyzen in the air as the Storm fullback was taking the bomb, no malice in it and Papenhuyzen takes the apology

11min

Scrappy play on the last from the Sharks almost comes off but some good work at the back from the Storm sees them survive

9min

Penalty Goal: Sharks
Kicked by Nicho Hynes.

The flags of the two Nicks (TJs Morel & Pelgrave) are up as Hynes' kick scrapes the left upright with the penalty goal

Sharks lead Storm 0 - 2 Sharks
9min

PENALTY SHARKS: Nicho Hynes hit late after he passed and Felise Kaufusi goes ON REPORT

3min

PENALTY SHARKS: Blayke Brailey milks a penalty beautifully as he makes it as hard as possible for himself to get around an offside player and Grant Atkins obliges with a penalty

2min

Nicho Hynes kicks on tackle 4 and it's a touch awkward for Nick Meaney but he cleans it up

GAME ON! Melbourne have the ball first at AAMI Park in this battle between 2nd & 3rd

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Grant Atkins

Touch Judges: Nick Morel, Nick Pelgrave

Video Referee: Matt Noyen

MELBOURNE STORM (34)
Tries: Justin Olam (2), Ryan Papenhuyzen, Cameron Munster, Harry Grant
Conversions: Ryan Papenhuyzen (5/5)
Penalty Goals: Ryan Papenhuyzen (2/2)

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (18)
Tries: Siosifa Talakai, Ronaldo Mulitalo (2)
Conversions: Nicho Hynes (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Nicho Hynes (1/2)