Storm vs Broncos – Round 1, 2019

2019-03-14T08:50:00Z - AAMI Park
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2019-03-14T08:50:00Z - AAMI Park

Preview

Team News: Jahrome Hughes takes the vacant fullback role following Billy Slater’s retirement. Kenny Bromwich will start in the back-row with Joe Stimson out. Matt Gillett returns from injury at lock, with Tom Flegler making his NRL debut from the interchange bench.

Prediction: Melbourne are first round specialists, with their last opening round loss coming back in 2001. The loss of Billy Slater however is huge, and first choice fullback Scott Drinkwater is out for 3-4 months with a pec tear. New Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold will be eager to impress the Broncos’ fanbase early, and should have his team firing for this match. The Brisbane forward pack especially looks dangerous, with a mixture of youth and experience sure to intimidate Melbourne’s pack. This should be low scoring, along the 14-12 type score line as Seibold hands Craig Bellamy his first ever opening round loss as an NRL head coach. Looking at Zero Tackle’s tipping pool on Superbru, 74% of users are tipping the Storm to win, although we believe Seibold get lead the Broncs to victory. Brisbane by 2.

Previous 5 Games

Melbourne

DATEOPPRESULT
30/9/18RoostersL 21 - 6
21/9/18SharksW 22 - 6
7/9/18RabbitohsW 29 - 28
31/8/18PanthersL 16 - 22
25/8/18TitansW 8 - 10

Brisbane

DATEOPPRESULT
9/9/18DragonsL 18 - 48
2/9/18Sea EaglesW 48 - 16
25/8/18RoostersW 8 - 22
16/8/18RabbitohsW 38 - 18
9/8/18CowboysL 34 - 30
 

Team Line-Ups

Team Stats


Storm

Broncos

All Runs

218
182

All Run Metres

1950
1559

Line Breaks

4
1

Offloads

11
9

Kick Metres

757
754

40/20

0
0

Tackles

350
400

Missed Tackles

34
39

Penalties Conceded

5
4

Errors

8
8

Player Stats

Match Summary


Storm

Broncos

4TRIES2
Jahrome Hughes 2'
J. Hughes 2'
Curtis Scott 12'
C. Scott 12'
Kenneath Bromwich 47'
K. Bromwich 47'
Jesse Bromwich 67'
J. Bromwich 67'
 
Corey Oates 59'
C. Oates 59'
Corey Oates 62'
C. Oates 62'
3/4CONVERSIONS2/2
Cameron Smith 14'
C. Smith 14'
Cameron Smith 49'
C. Smith 49'
Cameron Smith 69'
C. Smith 69'
 
Jamayne Isaako 60'
J. Isaako 60'
Jamayne Isaako 63'
J. Isaako 63'
10HALF TIME0
 

Attendance

16,239

11 COMMENTS

  1. jumping the gun ain’t you SHADOW, the bloke who constantly reminds everyone that Soufffffths won 20 comps before 1971 and 1 in the next 48 years😂🤣😆😂🤣😆😁😂🤣😆
    Forever in the Roosters 21st century Shadow💪🐔👍

  2. I, for one, rate this game as a highly entertaining, high energy contest between two teams who are appropriately equipped to deliver us long suffering tradgics, our first taste of footy to end the off season from hell.
    I hope this sets the standard for the rest of the year.
    Good luck to all footy fans and their teams.

  3. Where’s Wally I mean where’s kodi ??did he play cause he did f#@k all . Boyd , Kodi an Macca were all passages tonight and Milford plays 4 himself like normal . The storms 9, 6 an 1 were on the ball an turned up 2 play Brisbane heads r still at training. Seiballs needs to put them on notice not one of them players backed up there players 2night or help the forwards.

  4. Really enjoyed this game and agree with Dutto – Bronco’s spine went missing. Perhaps they have been reading in the media about how great their big young pack is and thought they could sit back and watch. Losing Roberts so early was a big blow – and for me, Lodge should have been put on report for that cheap shot on Munster.

  5. Brisbane’s forwards were taught a footballing lesson. Cam Smith mesmerized the Broncos all night… guy could probably play till 40 if he wanted to

  6. Lodge should get 2 weeks for that tackle on Munster, absolute deliberate grub act. When are the Channel 9 commentators going to start watching the same game everyone else is. Fattys glowing praise of Kodi Nickorima at the end of the game was a joke.

  7. The 500K Bird flew the nest and wasn’t seen all night. Broncs looked lethargic and complacent. No backline depth and no running onto the ball, just catching standing still and losing all momentum. Same as last year. Disappointing.

  8. Very good game, great refereeing, the score line is not a true indication of Melbourne’s dominance. Seibold will be wishing he was having a second season at soufffths after that rubbish from the PONY’S. Brisbane has a massive amount of work to do if they are to make the four. At this stage they have got no hope.💪🐔👍🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱

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