Melbourne Storm

Melbourne StormThe Melbourne Storm became the first rugby league club to represent Victoria when they were introduced to the NRL in 1998. It only took a year for the Storm to win their first Premiership with victory against the Dragons in front of over 100,000 people at Stadium Australia. The Storm became a dominating force in the mid-2000s, however were stripped of their 2007 and 2009 Premierships, as well as three Minor Premierships, after the NRL uncovered a series of salary cap breaches in 2010. The breaches occurred over the course of five years, and amounted to at least $1.7 million.

In 2015 the Storm finished the regular season in fourth place and were knocked out by eventual premiers the North Queensland Cowboys in the preliminary finals, 32-12.

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Melbourne Storm Articles

In the moment: Why the Melbourne Storm are the ultimate party poopers

In the moment: Why the Melbourne Storm are the ultimate party poopers

by , 29 Sep 2016

I don’t want to be a party pooper. All week people have been saying how much Cronulla deserve to win this grand final after a barren half-century in the competition.

Storm vs Sharks NRL grand final: The ultra definitive stats preview

Storm vs Sharks NRL grand final: The ultra definitive stats preview

by , 29 Sep 2016 Video

So the NRL season all comes down to this: Cronulla vs Melbourne.

Episode 94: The grand final special edition

Episode 94: The grand final special edition

by , 28 Sep 2016

Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell have made a surprise return to the studio this month, for the grand final special edition of the Cheap Seats podcast.

Please, for the sake of the Bears, not Cronulla!

Please, for the sake of the Bears, not Cronulla!

by , 28 Sep 2016

Ninety-four years ago the North Sydney Bears, one of the foundation clubs of the league, won their last premiership. In fact it was their second consecutive title and the last and only glorious period in their history.

Storm top, Knights bottom: My 2017 ladder prediction

Storm top, Knights bottom: My 2017 ladder prediction

by , 28 Sep 2016

The off-season is fast approaching and it’s nearly time for us die hard league fans to crawl back into our caves and hibernate for the next four or so months.

2016 NRL grand final: The Mastermind preview

2016 NRL grand final: The Mastermind preview

by , 28 Sep 2016

It all comes down to this. After 200 matches and over 266 hours of football, we are down to the biggest match of the year – and the one that will decide it all – the grand final.

Andrew Fifita slapped with media ban

Andrew Fifita slapped with media ban

by , 28 Sep 2016

Controversial Cronulla Sharks front rower Andrew Fifita has been slapped with a media ban by the club in the lead-up to the NRL Grand Final, with fears anything he says or does could overrun the club’s chance at history on Sunday.

The NRL grand final that no one wanted

The NRL grand final that no one wanted

by , 27 Sep 2016 Popular article! Video

As the combatants for next Sunday’s NRL grand final were confirmed on the weekend, a popular narrative surfaced that it was the season finale that no one wanted.

Not a great grand final for the neutrals

Not a great grand final for the neutrals

by , 27 Sep 2016

When the Melbourne Storm hung on in their own grinding, methodical boring way to edge past the Canberra Raiders last Saturday night, my worst fears were realised.

Billy Slater almost cleared for shock grand final appearance

Billy Slater almost cleared for shock grand final appearance

by , 27 Sep 2016

Billy Slater came achingly close to playing in Melbourne’s NRL grand final, with his surgeon almost giving him the green light.


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