FULL TIME: Storm vs Eels – Finals Week 2, 2019

2019-09-21T09:50:00Z - AAMI Park
FULL TIME
2019-09-21T09:50:00Z - AAMI Park

Match Summary

Storm

Eels

7TRIES0
J. Addo-Carr 5'
S. Vunivalu 9'
C. Munster 16'
J. Hughes 20'
Josh Addo-Carr 27'
J. Addo-Carr 27'
R. Papenhuyzen 58'
N. Asofa-Solomona 78'
  
2/7CONVERSIONS0/0
C. Smith 21'
Ryan Papenhuyzen 80'
R. Papenhuyzen 80'
  
0/1PENALTY GOALS0/0
   
22HALF TIME0
 

Attendance

21,015

Team Stats

Storm

Eels

All Runs

168
153

All Run Metres

1518
1221

Line Breaks

6
0

Offloads

5
10

Kick Metres

637
340

40/20

0
0

Tackles

283
331

Missed Tackles

15
37

Penalties Conceded

4
5

Errors

9
14

Player Stats

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Melbourne

DATE OPP RESULT
14/9/19RaidersL 10 - 12
6/9/19CowboysW 24 - 16
31/8/19Sea EaglesW 6 - 36
25/8/19TitansW 24 - 8
17/8/19RaidersL 18 - 22

Parramatta

DATE OPP RESULT
15/9/19BroncosW 58 - 0
6/9/19Sea EaglesW 32 - 16
30/8/19BroncosL 17 - 16
22/8/19BulldogsL 6 - 12
16/8/19TitansW 12 - 36
 

32 COMMENTS

  1. Although the Storm are the Minor Premiers, but the way they lost to Raiders reflects the fact that they were unable to win such a critical game. A team which cannot win critical finals games DOES NOT deserve to win the Premiership. One can present all the excuses in the World but this is the fact. I feel sorry for Bellamy who was let down by the players big time.

  2. Bellamy fault for playing Brodie Croft all season and then dumped him three or four weeks ago. Only causing disharmony amongst the entire team.

    Arrogant move by Bellamy who in my opinion is showing signs of Bennett’s deterioration of the mind.

    Croft was good to lead the team around the park all season and win Bellamy a minor premiership.

    Bellamy has shot himself in the head here and is to proud to admit he has stuffed up big time. All for an overrated skinny fullback who played 6 games this season. Ahahahahah

  3. @William77 … good point. The problem however was that Bellamy was in Catch-22. Croft was allowing too many tries due to his weak defence. He was not giving enough opportunities to players like Vunivalu and Chambers to score. The problem I see with this game was Papenhuyzen. He was kicking on tackle 2 or 3 and letting go of the ball and hence giving away control of the ball. He was not following game plan given to him and others around him. Another culprit was Ado-Carr who again was kicking for no reason. Munster was very quiet. A week off was bad for him.

  4. LittleWilly77 at this rate another wrong result your way.
    Storm to remove the spring st slurry stain next week and move on to GF against Souths

  5. “Bellamy shot himself in the head”
    Gets better.
    Leave the tipping to the astute please and stop embarrassing yourself.

  6. How corrupt are this NRL. Happy to bin 2 manly players but no bin for jennings taking out support player in try scoring position.

  7. Congrats to the Storm on their win tonight. They outplayed us, obviously, but on the plus side we didn’t give up and should learn a few more lessons for next year too.
    I’m extremely proud of the club/team this year, and It’s been an awesome start towards our rebuild.
    On the flip side there’s the usual of end of season farewells, and this obviously wasn’t the best way to see these guys leave.
    I think this year is a particularly tough 1 re the farewells. Manu Ma’u has been 1 of my favourite players for several years, Timmy Mannah is 1 of the hardest working/dedicated/loyal club players, and mentioning those players in isolation takes nothing away from the other players we are losing, like Meroa and Gower.
    Good luck to all the players that are leaving Parra this season.

  8. Are you a South Sydney supporter?
    Most people in Sydney dislike them due to the team recently being voted as the dirtiest club. They dislike the Queensland & English connection also

    Personally I like the English brothers but many people do not. It is rewarding seeing the best Super League players in the Nrl testing their abilities.

    Canberra having a few of their own. I am looking forward to next weeks game. I can not remember seeing six or seven Englishmen playing in a huge semi before.

    Canberra will be the crowd sentimental favourites for the rest of the season. Not South Sydney.

  9. Knowing how corrupt NRL system is, I would not be surprised if the “Kangaroo Review Panel” actually charges Cam Smith and bans him for playing against the Roosters so that it would be easier for the Roosters to beat the Storm next weak. It sounds pathetic but I reckon you cannot discount anything from these corrupt officials.

  10. Do you think the Nrl would orchestrate a grand final that they desire?
    I do not. However a Souths vs Easts grand final would certainly be a blockbuster.

  11. Yes Don it would.
    Souths would love to play the chickens this time on an even playing field but will be Souths v Storm this year.

  12. The south Sydney stain only just just managed to beat half a manly side and you think they can beat the Raiders? The gear will kill you one day

  13. In 2017 the Storm versus Parramatta in Melbourne was an 18-16 result to Melbourne in the Qualifying Final. Parramatta was probably the better team in that game & unlucky to lose.
    Two years on they go to Melboune in a final & are beaten 32-0. With a vastly different team.
    Was Melboune a much worse side in 2017, or Parramatta a much worse side now ,in 2019? Despite all the players bought since then.
    Just a reality check Parramatta fans. That was a shocker & very disappointing for everyone watching as well. Parramatta was never in the game , despite how they played last week.
    Outside of BankWest Stadium, only 5 wins , in 2019.
    I know it was from last place in 2018. Still, with all the buys, the team is worse than 2017?
    Just shows the gap between the top couple of teams & everyone else unfortunately.

  14. The more I look at the Smith incident, the more I believe the MRC will charge Smith for striking. It appears the first strike was to break Mahoney gripping Smiths jumper, after Mahoney released Smiths jumper Smith continued lashing out, striking Mahoney’s forehead. This is a different action to the Walker incident. Smith could miss a game here.

  15. You’re Kidding. This is Smith you’re talking about & he plays for the Storm. It’s in the same boat as JWH playing for the Chickens, but even worse. JWH goes up on 3 charges & gets the total of a 1 week suspension.
    If Smith was to even go to the judiciary, he’d walk away cleared. This long standing pillar of the game. You can’t suspend him for such a minor thing.

  16. I think Smith was suspended from a grand final once. So was Roach for a friendly pat on the head of a ref which was far less brutal than the Cameron Smith strikes.

  17. That’s 2019 over for us, so onto 2020.
    From here we need to recruit at least another 2 experienced forwards. We’re losing (at least) 4 and have only signed 1 to date.
    Given there’s not a lot available right now I’m assuming we will wait until November 1, and approach players coming off contract at the end of 2020 that could be released early, and we’ve got the cap space to do it.
    In the meantime let’s finalise the few contract extensions that are outstanding.
    EOD, I take your point re the comparison between 2017 and 2019, but using 1 game (Parra vs Storm in a finals) is an extremely small sample size, and therefore pretty much irrelevant. For example, I could argue we lost both our finals games in 2017 and won 1 (from 2) in 2019, so that’s an improvement, or that we scored more points between our finals games this year than we conceded etc. I’m not making those arguememts, but nor am I reading too much into the Parra vs Storm comparison (in isolation).
    We had a shocker in 2018, fact, so we had to/have to rebuild from that. We haven’t gone super hard on recruiting since 2017 (probably no harder than the Panthers either), and we’ve given 3 players their FG debuts in both 2018 and 2019, and 4 of those guys played last night (about 100 games between them).
    I’d also argue we won’t be replacing as many players for 2020 as the Panthers, we will probably give another 2-3 players their debut, but we do need to replace at least a few of the experienced forwards we’re losing with experienced forwards, and we’ll need to go to the market I need order to do so.

  18. Back2back19 September 22, 2019 at 6:47 am
    “The south Sydney stain only just just managed to beat half a manly side and you think they can beat the Raiders? The gear will kill you one day”
    Make up your mind Back2smack19, you had Souths not making the top 4 , then you stated will be out in straight sets and then the ZT pie in your face comment of the year half way through the Manly game;
    Back2back19 September 20, 2019 at 9:33 pm
    “Everyone say goodbye to Stephanie for another year, I wonder what her username will be next year.”
    Mate, get off those long necks until after the GF when Souths defeat the Storm for premiership no 22.

  19. DonWest September 22, 2019 at 8:08 am
    “The more I look at the Smith incident, the more I believe the MRC will charge Smith for striking. It appears the first strike was to break Mahoney gripping Smiths jumper, after Mahoney released Smiths jumper Smith continued lashing out, striking Mahoneys forehead. This is a different action to the Walker incident. Smith could miss a game here.”
    Another comment from a Willywonka alias rooster patsy desperate for another uneven playing field for a rooster leg up like they scammed against souths until the judiciary was given the riot act after the massive fan backlash against rooster decision bias.

  20. Back2back19 September 22, 2019 at 6:47 am
    “The south Sydney stain only just just managed to beat half a manly side and you think they can beat the Raiders? The gear will kill you one day”
    Back2Smack19 the only ”stain” you will encounter will be the one on the back of your already soiled trackies after the Storm do away with your spring st slurry next week and have to endure a Rabbitoh’s premiership no 22.
    The word ‘Sydney’ in South Sydney represents the true Sydney club by name and by nature as depicted by the majority fans over the dismal and depleting rooster fans/members living between Watsons Bay and La Perouse.

  21. Eels..
    Take a look at all the purchased players before this season for the Eels. Another during the season.
    You could hardly compare it to Penrith. Penrith let go 25 or more players for the 17, 18 seasons total Another 11 most likely for the end of this season . A lot of players out of all of them were first graders or had played first grade. Mostly replaced internally with other Panthers players. Only 1 major buy for the last couple of years ( Maloney ) now gone. The other couple from last year also gone. So you’re really stretching to try & make any comparison between the clubs, when it comes to buying players.
    You said Parramatta had much the same side this year compared to last year after a different article on this site? Did you mean without the major buys of : Ferguson, Paulo, Lane, Sivo, Blake? That was just for 2019..May have missed some but they were in first grade for the whole season .
    No real need to say the the majority of the first grade team at Parramatta, aren’t Parramatta juniors anyway. Not even young Brown. He’s about the closest thing to 1 though , other than the hooker.
    Go on then. Name all the first graders that played first grade at Penrith for the whole season. That Penrith purchased at the start of 2019. Good luck with that one.
    As for players given a crack at first grade for Parramatta, from Wentworthville, 3 players in 2019.
    Penrith, 9 players from Canterbury Cup & Jersey Flegg. Penrith gave a chance to more lower grade players than any other team.
    Penrith also went the went the whole season with having to pay an extra player, May. Money out of the cap, for a player who’s not allowed to play.
    No comparison in performance of the teams. As Penrith were pretty crappy for all of 2019. Though I made no comparison above either. Other than Parramatta 2019, compared to Parramatta 2017. The statement that despite all the different players Parramatta bought since 2017, Parramatta were actually worse than the 2017 team , still stands.
    In 2017 Parramatta also won 8 away games. Better than the 5 in 2019.

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