Bulldogs vs Storm – Round 1, 2017

2017-03-03T07:00:00Z - Belmore Sports Ground
FULL TIME
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 Stats


Bulldogs

Storm

All Runs

All Run Metres

Line Breaks

Offloads

Kick Metres

40/20

Tackles

Missed Tackles

Penalties Conceded

Errors


Player Stats


Top Point Scorer

  
  
  
  

Top Goal Kicker

  
  
  
  

Top Try Scorer

  
  
  
  

Top Try Assists

  
  
  
  

Top Runs

  
  
  
  

Top Run Metres

  
  
  
  

Top Linebreaks

  
  
  
  

Top Offloads

  
  
  
  

Top Tackles

  
  
  
  

Top Missed Tackles

  
  
  
  

Top Tackle Breaks

  
  
  
  

Top Linebreak Assists

  
  
  
  

Top Kick Metres

  
  
  
  

Top Penalties

  
  
  
  

Top Errors

  
  
  
  

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.