22
12
FULL TIME
2019-03-14T08:50:00Z
AAMI Park
Attendance: 16,239
22
12
FULL TIME
2019-03-14T08:50:00Z
AAMI Park
Attendance: 16,239

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

Storm

DATE OPP RESULT
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

Broncos

DATE OPP RESULT
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


Scoring Plays

Storm   Broncos
4 Tries 2
3 Conversions 2
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Storm   Broncos
218 All Runs 182
1,950 All Run Metres 1,559
4 Line Breaks 1
11 Offloads 9

Defense

Storm   Broncos
757 Kick Metres 754
0 40/20 0
350 Tackles 400
34 Missed Tackles 39

Discipline

Storm   Broncos
5 Penalties Conceded 4
8 Errors 8
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Match Summary


Storm

Broncos

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