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 Stats


Scoring Plays

Bulldogs   Storm
1 Tries 2
1 Conversions 1
0 Penalty Goals 1
0 Field Goals 0

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
0 40/20 0
319 Tackles 351
23 Missed Tackles 31

Discipline

Bulldogs   Storm
6 Penalties Conceded 9
13 Errors 11
1 Sin Bin 1
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

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.