Melbourne
Storm
20
New Zealand
Warriors
14
FULLTIME
2017-04-25T09:00:00Z
AAMI Park

Preview

Round eight concludes south of the border as the Storm host the Warriors in their traditional Anzac Day clash.

The Storm come off an uncharacteristic performance which saw them score six first half tries to none in the second half while giving up 26 points against a Manly side that found it a little too easy to cross the Storm’s defensive line.

Craig Bellamy will no doubt be working to improve their league-leading defence and will get the assistance of Will Chambers to do so as he comes back in from suspension.

Billy Slater produced his best performance since returning from injury as he conjured up three try assists and a crucial try-saving tackle – something that will have all Storm fans smiling.

The Warriors were held to just eight points in their loss to the Raiders and Keiran Foran will want to steer his side to a few more points this weekend in a potential audition for his next employer.

The Storm have been linked with Foran for next season and was endorsed by Slater in the media last week.

In round two, the Storm got the 26-10 win in pouring rain but the Warriors are a far different side from then. The Warriors are 0-3 on the road this season and will need Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to continue his good run of form if they’re to cause an upset on the premiership favourites.

Storm by 12.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Storm   Warriors
4 Tries 2
1 Conversions 1
1 Penalty Goals 2
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Storm   Warriors
196 All Runs 179
1,747 All Run Metres 1,569
5 Line Breaks 2
15 Offloads 4

Defense

Storm   Warriors
621 Kick Metres 710
0 40/20 0
313 Tackles 313
17 Missed Tackles 39

Discipline

Storm   Warriors
5 Penalties Conceded 8
6 Errors 5
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats



Summary