Canterbury-Bankstown
Bulldogs
6
Melbourne
Storm
12
FULLTIME
2017-03-03T07:00:00Z
Belmore Sports Ground

Preview

Three Things You Should Know

  • The Bulldogs return to their spiritual home of Belmore Sports Ground but they have lost their last three games there.
  • The last time the Storm played at Belmore, they were thumped 20-4 in Round 19, 2015.
  • The Storm have won their past 12 round one season openers.

TIP: Storm by 8

Team Lists


Team Lists

Fullback
Wing
Centre
Centre
Wing
Five-eighth
Halfback
Prop
Hooker
Prop
Second Row
Second Row
Lock
 
Interchange
Interchange
Interchange
Interchange
Cameron MunsterCameron Munster6
S. VunivaluSuliasi Vunivalu2
Will ChambersWill Chambers3
Cheyse BlairCheyse Blair4
Josh Addo-CarrJosh Addo-Carr5
Ryley JacksRyley Jacks20
Cooper CronkCooper Cronk7
Jesse BromwichJesse Bromwich8
Cameron SmithCameron Smith9
Jordan McLeanJordan McLean10
Felise KaufusiFelise Kaufusi11
K. BromwichKenneath Bromwich12
Dale FinucaneDale Finucane13
 
Y. TonumaipeaYoung Tonumaipea1
Christian WelchChristian Welch14
Tim GlasbyTim Glasby15
N. Asofa-SolomonaNelson Asofa-Solomona16
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Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Bulldogs   Storm
1 Tries 2
1 Conversions 1
Penalty Goals 1
Field Goals

Attack

Bulldogs   Storm
188 All Runs 165
1,628 All Run Metres 1,608
2 Line Breaks 3
15 Offloads 6

Defense

Bulldogs   Storm
505 Kick Metres 519
40/20
319 Tackles 351
23 Missed Tackles 31

Discipline

Bulldogs   Storm
6 Penalties Conceded 9
13 Errors 11
1 Sin Bin 1
Send Offs

Player Stats


Top Kick Metres

 PlayerTOT
Cooper Cronk422
Moses Mbye244
Josh Reynolds230
Cameron Smith74
Brenko Lee31

Summary

Three Things You Should Know

  • The Melbourne Storm looked like they hadn’t missed a step since last season when they jumped out to an early 10-0 lead after seven minutes.
  • The Storm could’ve made their early lead even greater, nearly scoring another two tries if not for resilient Canterbury Bulldogs defence.
  • To their credit, the Bulldogs fought back to trail 12-6 before rain set in, allowing for the Storm to hold on for their 13th consecutive round one win.

Melbourne Storm 12 (Blair, Vunivalu tries; Smith 2 goals) defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 6 (Reynolds try; Holland goal) at Belmore Sportsground. Half time: Storm 12-6. Crowd: 8,712.