Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Fri August 5, 2022
Round 21 - AAMI Park, Melbourne - Crowd: 10869
80min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Munster.

Munster's kick from the sideline is no good. Full-Time - Storm 32 defeat Titans 14

Storm lead Storm 32 - 14 Titans
80min

Try: Storm
Scored by Young Tonumaipea. Kick to come.

WELCOME BACK YOUNG! - great scrum play and it was a great pass from Cooper Johns and Young Tonumaipea slides over in the corner to seal a comprehensive victory

Storm lead Storm 32 - 14 Titans
79min

Maybe not... Sosefo Fifita loses the ball

78min

Kick goes out of play from the Storm - Titans will get the final say

77min

PENALTY STORM - Titans in front of the kicker

76min

Set restart Titans - ruck infringemenrt

76min

One on One Strip Titans - Beau Fermor rips it out

75min

Tino Fa'asuamaleaui loses it

74min

Kaufusi loses it.

73min

Tanah Boyd's pass was forward

72min

David Nofoaluma knocks it out

68min

PENALTY TITANS: Young Tonumaipea with a double movement

68min

Peter Gough has NO TRY on double movement

67min

Coates' pass was INTERCEPTED

66min

Peter Gough starts NO TRY on the basis of David Nofoaluma being HELD UP

65min

Unsuccessful after all that.

65min

Titans gonna challenge this one...

65min

Sosefo Fifita loses it

65min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Munster.

Munster converts and it's 28-14.

Storm lead Storm 28 - 14 Titans
64min

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

Munster splits them on the very next play. The Titans middle was cut to shreds as Munster gets past Jaimin Jolliffe and crosses for his third.

Storm lead Storm 26 - 14 Titans
63min

JOHNS... taken inches short

62min

PENALTY STORM: "Big shove in the back" is the ref's wording

61min

PENALTY STORM: Slow ruck

61min

Wishart with the big tackle on Beau Fermor with the ball jolting free.

60min

PENALTY TITANS: Marion Seve with the second effort

59min

Kick goes dead - it's a seven tackle set.

57min

Forward pass from Kenny Bromwich

55min

Jayden Campbell taken in goal. Line dropout for the Storm

55min

Big run from Smith!

53min

Jojo Fifita takes that well.

52min

Liu loses the ball.

51min

Munster ball plants and he loses it

50min

Coates forces it back in play but it's recovered by Greg Marzhew

48min

PENALTY STORM: Hold down penalty

48min

Kick goes dead from Tanah Boyd

47min

PENALTY TITANS: Ball strip there

45min

Kelly's pass goes to ROW Z! Such a shame for the Titans.

44min

Conversion: Titans
Attempted by Tanah Boyd.

Boyd misses wide left.

Storm lead Storm 22 - 14 Titans
43min

Try: Titans
Scored by Brian Kelly. Kick to come.

Well I highlighted the short kicking game this week and they nail it. AJ Brimson puts it on the toe and Brian Kelly wins the race to the ball. Titans are back in this one.

Storm lead Storm 22 - 14 Titans
41min

Good kick from Boyd and they get another set

40min

King loses the challenge

40min

Captain's challenge from Melbourne - challenging the ruling of knock on

40min

Off we go for the second 40. Update re: Hughes. His shoulder is getting looked at so Tyran Wishart will play at 7 (via Lara Pitt).

40min

Melbourne 22 lead Gold Coast 10 at Half-Time

39min

Kelly knocks it down

39min

Set restart Storm - ruck infringement

39min

Great grab David Nofoaluma

38min

Late opportunity for the Titans

37min

PENALTY TITANS: Carried on with that tackle for a good five seconds after Peter Gough called held

36min

Looks as if Coates is OK

36min

One problem cleared, now Xavier Coates goes down. Melbourne can't take a trick tonight

36min

Looks like a shoulder problem for Hughes but he looks ok

35min

Jahrome Hughes hurt in back-play

34min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Munster.

A successful conversion by Munster - 22-10 Storm

Storm lead Storm 22 - 10 Titans
32min

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

We just were reminded that the Titans can't tackle. Johns finds Munster and he shows and goes beating Fifita for speed and the Storm strike back.

Storm lead Storm 20 - 10 Titans
31min

Hand-over - Storm working it out in decent field position.

31min

So Tino is coming off the ground following that hip-drop. Aaron Booth will not return

29min

Conversion: Titans
Kicked by Tanah Boyd.

Boyd converts - 16-10 Storm lead.

Storm lead Storm 16 - 10 Titans
29min

Try: Titans
Scored by Herman Ese'ese. Kick to come.

Peter Gough is OVERRULED and Herman Ese'ese crashes over for the Titans

Storm lead Storm 16 - 8 Titans
29min

Peter Gough starting NO TRY for a double movement

28min

Set restart Titans - ruck infringement

28min

Brandon Smith is placed on report for a hip drop style tackle

28min

Now Tino is hurt here

27min

Conversion: Titans
Attempted by Tanah Boyd.

Boyd fails to convert - 16-4 Storm lead

Storm lead Storm 16 - 4 Titans
26min

Try: Titans
Scored by Beau Fermor. Kick to come.

Well, a much-needed four-pointer for the Titans sees Beau Fermor score. Great shape to the left sees Boyd find Fermor and he eventually got the ball to the ground and the Titans hit back.

Storm lead Storm 16 - 4 Titans
25min

PENALTY TITANS: Flop

25min

Hughes kicks early but Jayden Campbell recovers

24min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Munster.

Munster from touch is successful - 16-0 Storm lead.

Storm lead Storm 16 - 0 Titans
22min

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

Big Kenny crashes his way over the stripe. Great shape out to this left hand side, Hughes, Grant and Johns all touched the footy there. Great pass from Johns and Kenny crashes over.

Storm lead Storm 14 - 0 Titans
21min

PENALTY STORM: Ruck infringement

21min

Challenge successful - Brimson loses it

21min

PENALTY TITANS: AJ Brimson taken off the ball... they're going to challenge

20min

Six again for the Storm but Hughes didn't know... rookie mistakes

20min

Great grab David Nofoaluma and he was in the clear... big chase from Sosefo Fifita

18min

Bunker overturn - 7 tackle set for the Titans

18min

Coates forces a goal-line dropout

17min

Conversion: Storm
Kicked by Cameron Munster.

Munster's conversion attempt is successful and it's 10-0

Storm lead Storm 10 - 0 Titans
15min

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

Titans are crying for obstruction but it'll be to no avail and the Storm grabs their second. Great kick from Hughes and Munster flys high to cross for the home side.

Storm lead Storm 8 - 0 Titans
13min

Seve puts it down in good ball territory

13min

Extended stoppage as Aaron Booth is down hurt.

13min

Cooper Johns is held-up. But the Storm are punching straight through the middle of them

12min

PENALTY STORM: Tanah Boyd guilty of the second effort.

12min

That was a bizzare kickoff and the Storm somehow maintain possession.

11min

Conversion: Storm
Attempted by Cameron Munster.

Munster hooks it wide right - 4-0 Storm

Storm lead Storm 4 - 0 Titans
10min

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

The defence was MIA from the Titans, Seve steamrolled his way past the edge defence on the previous tackle. On the ensuing play, Harry Grant delivers a wonderful ball to Xavier Coates and in his first game back from injury he scores first.

Storm lead Storm 4 - 0 Titans
9min

Hughes takes the kick easily and was ankle tapped by Brimson, saves a run away effort

8min

Correction - it was a one on one strip lost forward by Melbourne. Didn't get who made the error.

7min

The milestone man Clark tried to offload and he lost it

6min

Big try saver from Jojo Fifita and he saves a try.

6min

Peter Gough starting NO TRY saying David Nofoaluma has lost it over the sideline

6min

They're going to start goal line dropout here - good take from Xavier Coates who offloaded and it was lost by the Titans.

5min

Peter Gough rules Tui Kamikamica was HELD UP - oh so close.

5min

Melbourne winning the field position battle early here.

3min

Few key milestones tonight, the Bromwich bros become the first brothers to play 500 combined games for the one club, Erin Clark brings up game 50 and Jahrome Hughes brings up 100 NRL games

2min

Both sides get through their opening sets.

Peter Gough is the man in charge for this one and we're off and running on Friday Night Footy!

Friday Night Footy kicks off in Melbourne for the clash between the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans. For the home side, this match is of vital importance for the race for the top 4. For the visitors it's a match that's seemingly impossible to win, they've only won once at AAMI Park and a win gets them off the bottom of the ladder (result on Sunday pending). On the team front, Melbourne's back 5 is completely different to what you saw in The Front Row, Cam Munster to FB with Tyran Wishart going to the bench, Xavier Coates is recalled to wing with Dean Ieremia dropping to 18th man, Cooper Johns moves to 5/8. Tui Kamikamica starts at lock with Josh King on the bench. For the visitors, Greg Marzhew starts on the wing in place of Patrick Herbert with Sam Mcintyre joining the bench. Kickoff at 6pm.

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Peter Gough

Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Belinda Sharpe

Video Referee: Adam Gee

MELBOURNE STORM (32)
Tries: Xavier Coates, Cameron Munster (3), Kenny Bromwich, Young Tonumaipea
Conversions: Cameron Munster (4/6)

GOLD COAST TITANS (14)
Tries: Beau Fermor, Herman Ese'ese, Brian Kelly
Conversions: Tanah Boyd (1/3)