Bulldogs vs Storm – Round 1, 2017

2017-03-03T07:00:00Z - Belmore Sports Ground
2017-03-03T07:00:00Z - Belmore Sports Ground


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

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Missed Tackles

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Player Stats

Top Point Scorer


Top Goal Kicker


Top Try Scorer


Top Try Assists


Top Runs


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Top Linebreaks


Top Offloads


Top Tackles


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Top Linebreak Assists


Top Kick Metres


Top Penalties


Top Errors



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.