Melbourne
Storm
36
Gold Coast
Titans
38
FULLTIME
2017-05-13T07:30:00Z
Suncorp Stadium

Preview

The ladder-leading Storm head north to host the Gold Coast Titans in the now-annual double header at Suncorp Stadium.

The Storm decimated the Dragons two weeks ago with the score line far from indicating what really happened – thanks in large part to Cooper Cronk’s sin-binning – as the Titans also produced an emphatic 38-8 victory over the Knights.

The Storm will be without Jesse Bromwich, Christian Welch and Nelson Asofa-Solomona – there’s a fair bit of size in that trio – which means their front line will be somewhat inexperienced with the inclusions of Mark Nicholls and Joe Stimson among the interchange spots, as Tim Glasby dons the number eight jersey in place of Bromwich.

In more positive news, Tohu Harris returns from a lengthy lay-off while fellow kiwi Kevin Proctor will miss the match against his former side with Joe Greenwood taking his place in the second row.

Old foes Billy Slater and Jarryd Hayne will no doubt go head to head at some stage in the match in somewhat of a blast from the past for league fans.

The Storm are hot favourites and while the Titans are a much-improved side, it’ll be hard to see them knocking off the Storm.

Storm by 14.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Storm   Titans
6 Tries 7
6 Conversions 5
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Storm   Titans
139 All Runs 166
1,204 All Run Metres 1,316
6 Line Breaks 3
11 Offloads 8

Defense

Storm   Titans
213 Kick Metres 386
0 40/20 0
329 Tackles 210
31 Missed Tackles 21

Discipline

Storm   Titans
7 Penalties Conceded 6
12 Errors 8
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Slater, Smith, Cronk, Smith, Cronk, Smith — talk about the old firm. They will be missed (one day).

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