The Melbourne Storm became the first rugby league club to represent Victoria when they were introduced to the NRL in 1998. Melbourne have been incredibly successful during their short history, winning the premiership in their second season and missing the finals just three times. A famous salary cap scandal saw them stripped of two premierships and three minor premierships won in the late 2000s, but the Storm have won the premiership, fairly, once more since that time.
The Storm continued their dominance of the NRL in 2016, claiming 19 wins from 24 matches and finishing atop the ladder. Victories over North Queensland and Canberra propelled them into the Grand Final, but they were unable to complete the journey, losing a 14-12 thriller to the Cronulla Sharks.
Senior coach: Craig Bellamy
Captain: Cameron Smith
2016 finish: 2nd (1st after home & away)
Premierships: 1999, 2012
2017 Team List
Josh Addo-Carr, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Cheyse Blair, Jesse Bromwich, Kenny Bromwich, Will Chambers, Brodie Croft, Cooper Cronk, Dale Finucane, Tim Glasby, Slade Griffin, Tohu Harris, Jeremy Hawkins, Jahrome Hughes, Ryley Jacks, Tui Kamikamica, Felise Kaufusi, Vincent Leuluai, Jordan McLean, Cameron Munster, Ben Nakubuwai, Mark Nicholls, Curtis Scott, Nafe Seluini, Billy Slater, Cameron Smith, Young Tonumaipea, Christian Welch, Suliasi Vunivalu
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