Full Time
80:00
7:30pm Sat March 21, 2015
Round 3 - AAMI Park - Crowd: 13015
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Thats the final hooter & the Storm have won it 36-18

Melbourne Storm 36-18

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That won't be in Billy's career highlights that pass... ended up with Adam Reid the touch judge

Melbourne Storm 36-18

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Michael Gordon converts from in front and is the comeback on?

Melbourne Storm 36-18

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Andrew Fifita. Kick to come.

Andrew Fifita gets the Sharks third of the night... just

Melbourne Storm 36-16

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VIDEO REFEREE..... again, Badger says TRY checking grounding

Melbourne Storm 36-12

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PENALTY SHARKS: Sharks get another penalty and they go inside the Storm 30m zone

Melbourne Storm 36-12

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Again Gavin Badger needs to go upstairs... says NO TRY.... lets see if he's right this time

Melbourne Storm 36-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Michael Gordon converts the try from out on the sideline

Melbourne Storm 36-12

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

Valentine Holmes gets the Sharks second out wide

Melbourne Storm 36-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cameron Smith converts it easily and keeps his perfect record in tact

Melbourne Storm 36-6

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Will Chambers. Kick to come.

Will Chambers scores an easy try though somehow the Badge sent it up as no try with Video Refs taking one look to overturn the decision

Melbourne Storm 34-6

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NO TRY held up the ruling - but after the last they do get a goalline dropout

Melbourne Storm 30-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Cooper Cronk goes close, NO TRY is the ruling from the Badge, we are checking whether he's held up or short

Melbourne Storm 30-6

SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cameron Smith converts his own try

Melbourne Storm 30-6

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Cameron Smith. Kick to come.

Green lights for Cameron Smith after the Video Review

Melbourne Storm 28-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Luke Lewis inexplicably went for a 1 on 1 strip and gave the Storm six again and Cameron Smith could have a try

Melbourne Storm 24-6

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PENALTY STORM: Billy Slater gets a quick 20m restart and on the zero tackle the Storm get a penalty

Melbourne Storm 24-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cameron Smith has seagulls to contend with but converts it from the sideline

Melbourne Storm 24-6

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Marika Koroibete. Kick to come.

Marika Koroibete does a good job in the corner and he scores for the Storm

Melbourne Storm 22-6

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And we are back underway and its the Storm who have the first use

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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That's the half at AAMI Park and the Storm are leading 18-6

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Flash has no problems to convert the try and its now a 12 point game

Melbourne Storm 18-6

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TRY CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS
Scored by Jeff Robson. Kick to come.

Jeff Robson manages to get himself over the line and score the Sharks first try of the night

Melbourne Storm 18-4

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Thats the hexagon of penalties for the Sharks as they take a quick tap and go on the attack

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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Ben Barba puts in another questionable play but kicking in behind the Storm defence to none of his teammates

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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PENALTY SHARKS: Another penalty for the Sharks and as Paul Gallen goes to take the pass he nearly takes out Chris Sutton

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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Well for Feks sake is what the Sharks would be saying after Feki threw the ball to the Storm player

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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PENALTY SHARKS: Another penalty to the Sharks this time for a "cannoball" tackle

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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PENALTY SHARKS: A tip from pocket ref Chris Sutton to the Badger says that Michael Gordon was taken out and the penalty is 10m out

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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NO TRY stays the call and a handover 10m out is the ruling from Mr Clark and Mr Phillips upstairs

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Cooper Cronk has a double but looks like Slater got a knock on and Badger thinks so as well, NO TRY is the onfield ruling

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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The Storm clouds are rolling over the Sharks as Ben Barba is lucky not to be penalised

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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Cooper Cronk puts a kick across field but its Gerard Beale who reads it and takes it first

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cameron Smith converts from close range and the lead gets bigger

Melbourne Storm 18-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Tohu Harris. Kick to come.

Tohu Harris has a double but have to question how the Storm got up the field after that intial penalty against Fifita

Melbourne Storm 16-0

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Well apparently it wasn't a legal tackle.... not sure what rules they found the penalty under

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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David Fifita has backslammed Cameron Smith in a perfectly legal tackle

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cameron Smith has a much easier kick than his first and he has no problems and extends the lead

Melbourne Storm 12-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Cooper Cronk. Kick to come.

Cooper Cronk gets the ball after the contest and has an open line and obligingly scores the try

Melbourne Storm 10-0

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Cooper Cronk try.... The Badge gives us the 'T' checking contest and what happens after that

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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PENALTY STORM: Dale Finucaine slips as he hits the defence and Paul Gallen as a result hits him slightly high and is penalised

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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PENALTY STORM: Sharks penalised for crowding the man playing the ball, penalty count now 2-1 in favour of the Sharks

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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Sideline kick doesn't find touch but they do force a goalline dropout

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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PENALTY SHARKS: Jesse Bromwich penalised for going too early

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION MELBOURNE STORM
Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cameron Smith from near the right hand sideline converts it

Melbourne Storm 6-0

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Tohu Harris. Kick to come.

Tohu Harris has too much speed and too much strength for Ben Barba and he scores

Melbourne Storm 4-0

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Wade Graham goes for a 40/20 but its a good metre or two outside the field of play, Melbourne start the set 30m out

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Well that nearly went Feking wrong for the Sharks but still they survive just

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Both sides are going from end to end and a settler means we get a scrum on 10m line

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Melbourne crowd beg for a penalty but neither pocket ref Chris Sutton or main ref Gavin Badger are interested

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Koroibete has a tough job to get out of the ingoal and he does and the Storm end up at halfway on the last

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4 plays down and the Sharks are 8m out from the line

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PENALTY SHARKS: Only tacks a tackle but they get their first penalty of the night after markers weren't square according to the Badge

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Michael Ennis throws his arms up at dummy half for a penalty, but doesn't come that play

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Marika Koroibete makes an unforced error.

The Storm go 80m in the set before the crossfield kick is dropped by Koroibete

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Kurt Mann goes down the left hand sideline before an ankle tap saves the day

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Cameron Smith already being called out of the play by Gavin Badger as the Sharks get over halfway before Wade Graham's kick goes to the 10m line

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The Badge calls time on and we are underway at AAMI Park, Sharks have the first use of the ball

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Here are the Cronulla Sharks out on the field and soon another AAMI Park will be Thunderstruck with the Storm to come up the race

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So we move to our most southerly venue of the night and that is AAMI Park in Melbourne where the Storm will wanting to bounce back after some scrappy performances meanwhile the Sharks will need to break a bad 0-5 win loss record at AAMI Park

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TEAM NEWS - the Storm get Felise Kaufusi back on the bench, which sees Tom Learoyd-Lahrs drop out. For Cronulla, Matt Prior and Tinarau Arona drop off the extended bench, handing Luke Lewis his first jersey of the season.

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Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gavin Badger, Chris Sutton

Touch Judges: Adam Reid, Clayton Sharpe

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Luke Phillips

MELBOURNE STORM (36)
Tries: Tohu Harris (2), Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk, Marika Koroibete, Will Chambers
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (6/6)
Penalty Goals:

CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (18)
Tries: Jeff Robson, Valentine Holmes, Andrew Fifita
Field Goals:
Conversions: Michael Gordon (3/3)
Penalty Goals: