Melbourne Storm

Melbourne StormThe 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, twice more since that time.

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It was an ominous display from the Melbourne Storm throughout 2017, finishing atop the ladder as minor premiers with three more wins than the second-placed Roosters. They overcame an early scare against Parramatta in the qualifying final, before strolling past Brisbane 30-0 in the preliminary final and crushing North Queensland 34-6 in the grand final to claim their third premiership.

Senior coach: Craig Bellamy
Captain: Cameron Smith
2017 finish: 1st
Premierships: 1999, 2012, 2017

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2018 Team List
Josh Addo-Carr, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Jesse Bromwich, Kenneath Bromwich, Cheyse Blair, Will Chambers, Brodie Croft, Scott Drinkwater, Sandor Earl, Dale Finucane, Tim Glasby, Ryan Hoffman, Jahrome Hughes, Ryley Jacks, Tui Kamikamica, Sam Kasiano, Felise Kaufusi, Patrick Kaufusi, Vincent Leuluai, Cameron Munster, Justin Olam, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Curtis Scott, Brandon Smith, Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Joe Stimson, Young Tonumaipea, Suliasi Vunivalu, Christian Welch

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Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League Grand Final 2017

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Last updated: 21 December, 2017

Melbourne Storm Articles

Croft has the quality to replace Cronk: Ryles

by , 23 Jan 2018

Life after Cooper Cronk at NRL premiers Melbourne Storm hasn’t changed too much, according to assistant Jason Ryles.

Where will your side finish in 2018? (Part Four)

Where will your side finish in 2018? (Part Four)

by , 5 Jan 2018

After three days of surprisingly little abuse, I finally complete my predictions for the upcoming 2018 NRL season – including my tip for the premiership.

Is Melbourne’s dominance coming to an end?

Is Melbourne’s dominance coming to an end?

by , 28 Dec 2017

The Melbourne side was born out of the Super League storm. As teams crumbled and disappeared around them, they came to the fore with a side ready to challenge for the title.

Billy Slater to play rep football in 2018

Billy Slater to play rep football in 2018

by , 16 Nov 2017

Billy Slater will likely farewell the game in New Zealand next year after confirming he’s available for representative rugby league in 2018.

Eight grand finals in 16 years: Bellamy aiming for 50 per cent record

Eight grand finals in 16 years: Bellamy aiming for 50 per cent record

by , 16 Nov 2017

If champion coach Craig Bellamy guides the Melbourne Storm to another grand final spot in 2018, his record will be an amazing 50 per cent – that’s eight grand finals in only 16 years of coaching – a stunning figure.

Melbourne Storm 2017 season review

Melbourne Storm 2017 season review

by , 2 Nov 2017

The Storm entered 2017 off the back of a heartbreaking defeat in the 2016 grand final to the Cronulla Sharks.

Cronk signing a gamble for the Chooks

Cronk signing a gamble for the Chooks

by , 28 Oct 2017

With Cooper Cronk going on the record to say he wants to play on next year in Sydney, the question must be raised as to whether Cooper is worth the money that he demands.

The statistical review: NRL season 2017

The statistical review: NRL season 2017

by , 5 Oct 2017

The Melbourne Storm’s emphatic win over the North Queensland Cowboys brought NRL season 2017 to a finish and gained them the season’s greatest award: the premiership.

After a tough few years, the Melbourne Storm are finally back on top

After a tough few years, the Melbourne Storm are finally back on top

by , 4 Oct 2017

They proved to be the form team of the competition by a country mile this season, and on Sunday night the Melbourne Storm finally made it count by thrashing the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL grand final.

Billy Slater to play on for Storm in 2018

Billy Slater to play on for Storm in 2018

by , 3 Oct 2017

Veteran Melbourne NRL fullback Billy Slater has confirmed he will play on in 2018.


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