The Melbourne Storm have been held to zero for the first time since 2020 in a car crash qualifying final against the Brisbane Broncos away from home on Friday evening to open the NRL finals.
A Round 15 game in the middle of the State of Origin period during 2020 was the last time the Storm were held to zero, but by a ferocious Brisbane side they were again on Friday evening in the first qualifying final.
The win for the Broncos broke a hoodoo that has ran for years, while it was also the Queensland-based club's first win over the Storm at Suncorp Stadium in over a decade.
But it won't be the result, the hoodoo or the state of the Storm attack which dominates headlines out of the game.
Instead, it will be a horror injury toll during the final 20 minutes of the game, with Ryan Papenhuyzen's season likely over.
The star fullback, who only returned in recent weeks from more than 400 days on the sideline, was taken from the field on the medicab in the final minutes of the game with what is believed to be a compound fracture of the ankle.