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7:50pm Thu May 26, 2022
Round 12 - AAMI Park, Melbourne - Crowd: 10168

Kieran Foran can't hold onto an offload from Andrew Davey in the final play of the match.


Xavier Coates makes a great catch coming off his try line.


The Storm are challenging a knock on call to no avail.


The Storm get a seven tackle set.


Munster puts a high ball up - Garrick is up to the task.


Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Reuben Garrick.

The conversion attempt is wide of the posts.

Storm lead Storm 28 - 8 Sea Eagles

Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Christian Tuipulotu. Kick to come.

Kieran Foran fires a long pass to send Christian Tuipulotu over for a consolation four-pointer.

Storm lead Storm 28 - 8 Sea Eagles

The Sea Eagles come up with the ball from the kick-off.


Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Nick Meaney.

Meaney pushes his conversion wide of the posts.

Storm lead Storm 28 - 4 Sea Eagles

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

Nick Meaney puts Kenny Bromwich into a hole to secure the win for the home side.

Storm lead Storm 28 - 4 Sea Eagles

The Sea Eagles fail to put the line drop out ten metres.


Hughes forces a line drop out with an attacking kick intended for Xavier Coates.


Jesse Bromwich is cut down a metre from the try line.


Munster chips for the in-goal and draws a penalty after Jahrome Hughes was run off the ball.


Toafofoa Sipley produces a strip on Jesse Bromwich with the Storm on the attack.


Brandon Smith cops a high tackle to put the Storm back on the attack.


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

4/4 for the former Bulldog.

Storm lead Storm 24 - 4 Sea Eagles

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

Munster snatches the ball from Jorge Taufua's grasp to get his second of the night.

Storm lead Storm 22 - 4 Sea Eagles

Xavier Coates is carried over the sideline after catching an attacking kick close to the try line.


Cameron Munster produces a strip and puts the Storm right back on the attack.


The Sea Eagles survive and get a penalty coming out of trouble.


Christian Tuipulotu spills a bomb to invite the Storm to attack close to the Sea Eagles line.


Nick Meaney is on the spot to prevent a 40/20 from Kieran Foran.


Dylan Walker is down with a leg injury.


Haumole Olakau'atu has the ball stripped from his grasp close to the line - the Storm survive but concede a penalty.


The visitors receive a penalty for Felise Kaufusi escorting a Manly player off the ball.


Daly Cherry-Evans finds touch on halfway from a penalty.


Hughes puts up a high ball and almost gets a result with Trent Loiero putting in a second kick that narrowly beats Marion Seve to the ball.


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

Meaney maintains his 100% success rate.

Storm lead Storm 18 - 4 Sea Eagles

Munster did a near identical play early in the first half; this time he gets a result!


Try: Storm
Scored by Xavier Coates. Kick to come.

The winger flies through the air to extend the lead for the home side.

Storm lead Storm 16 - 4 Sea Eagles

Dylan Walker pops an offload that is swooped upon by Kenny Bromwich to put the Storm on the attack inside the Sea Eagles half.


Play is back underway for the second half.


Jorge Taufua is on the spot to clean up an attacking kick from Jahrome Hughes as the half-time siren sounds.


Josh Schuster comes up with an error near halfway.


Conversion: Sea Eagles
Attempted by Reuben Garrick.

Garrick's kick swings too much to the left.

Storm lead Storm 12 - 4 Sea Eagles

A nice interchange of passing between Kieran Foran and Reuben Garrick allowed Taufua to score.


Try: Sea Eagles
Scored by Jorge Taufua. Kick to come.

Welcome back Jorge! The returning winger gets the visitors on the board.

Storm lead Storm 12 - 4 Sea Eagles

Brandon Smith is ruled to have knocked on trying to dive on an offload from Dylan Walker.


Justin Olam makes an important tackle to deny Haumole Olakau'atu close to the line.


Jorge Taufua and Kieran Foran hold Nick Meaney up close to the try line, but the Manly duo can't push the Melbourne fullback into the in-goal.


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

The Storm are out by two converted tries.

Storm lead Storm 12 - 0 Sea Eagles

Try: Storm
Scored by Chris Lewis. Kick to come.

The replacement scores with one of his first touches of the night - brilliant play from Jahrome Hughes to pass inside to Lewis in support.

Storm lead Storm 10 - 0 Sea Eagles

Christian Tuipulotu is trapped in-goal - play will resume with a line drop out.


Tui Kamikamica makes a brilliant break through the middle of the field.


The Sea Eagles squander a rare attacking chance with a forward pass.


Nick Meaney spills a grubber from DCE close to the Melbourne try line - this is the opportunity Manly have waited for.


Jahrome Hughes is tackled on the last tackle - the Sea Eagles have withstood a mountain of defence in the first half, the big question will be whether they can strike with points.


Melbourne get a penalty on their 30 metre line.


Hughes puts an attacking kick in intended for Cameron Munster - the Sea Eagles are able to defuse the threat after defending for several minutes.


Six again for the Storm ten metres out from the try line.


Nick Meaney breaks the defence but can't link with Dean Ieremia in time.


Melbourne get a penalty coming out of their own end.


Dean Ieremia almost pulls off a remarkable try after the Sea Eagles allowed a bomb to bounce (again); Munster instinctively kicked for his winger, who couldn't get the right bounce to plant the ball down inside the field of play.


Haumole Olakau'atu loses the ball with the Sea Eagles on the attack.


The Storm continue to target their kicking towards Jorge Taufua but the returning winger is up to the task (...this time).


Marion Seve goes very close to scoring after an attacking kick was allowed to bounce.


Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Nick Meaney.

The back-up fullback adds the extras.

Storm lead Storm 6 - 0 Sea Eagles

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

From a scrum play, Munster takes on the line, dummies and opens the scoring.

Storm lead Storm 4 - 0 Sea Eagles

Munster puts up another bomb - Jorge Taufua can't hold onto the ball and the Storm will get another attacking set ten metres out from the line.


Josh Aloiai concedes a penalty by running behind his own player.


Correction: Marion Seve batted the ball back in the try-scoring play.


The try is overturned with Kaufusi putting a foot over the sideline before grounding the ball.


The bunker is reviewing the play...


Munster chips for Xavier Coates, who bats the ball back to Kaufusi, who touches down in the corner.


Melbourne get a penalty coming out of their own end.


Dean Ieremia returns the ball out of his own end.

Toafofoa Sipley takes the first carry of the night.

The Sea Eagles have won their past two visits to AAMI Park; Daly Cherry-Evans kicked a golden point field goal when the teams last clashed at the venue in 2019.

The Storm have won the past five clashes against the Sea Eagles.

Jorge Taufua will make his first NRL appearance for the club since Round 17, 2020.

Kieran Foran will play his 250th match in the NRL; the veteran playmaker debuted in first grade back in 2009 as an 18-year-old.

Kurt De Luis replaces Ethan Bullemor on the bench in the only change from the team named on Tuesday afternoon for the Sea Eagles.

The Storm have lost Harry Grant and Alec MacDonald through injury; Brandon Smith will start at hooker with Chris Lewis and Jordan Grant joining the bench.

Welcome to League Unlimited's coverage of Round 12 - Indigenous Round - Thursday Night Football between the Melbourne Storm and the Manly Sea Eagles on the lands of the Wurundjeri People.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Wyatt Raymond, Belinda Sharpe

Video Referee: Ashley Klein

Tries: Cameron Munster (2), Chris Lewis, Xavier Coates, Kenny Bromwich
Conversions: Nick Meaney (4/5)

Tries: Jorge Taufua, Christian Tuipulotu
Conversions: Reuben Garrick (0/2)