Melbourne Storm

Last updated: 2 December, 2016

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, they 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 2016, the Storm finished the regular season as minor premiers and reached the grand final. They would go on to lose a thrilling grand final 14-12 to the Cronulla Sharks.

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Melbourne Storm Articles

2017 ladder predictions (Part 2)

2017 ladder predictions (Part 2)

by , 28 Feb 2017

The NRL season is just a couple of sleeps away. After I ran through those who would miss the eight, here are the sides that will make it to the pointy end of the season.

Storm’s five-eighth debate continues

Storm’s five-eighth debate continues

by , 19 Feb 2017

Less than a fortnight from round one of the 2017 NRL season, coach Craig Bellamy is still struggling to figure out who fits best as Melbourne’s five-eighth.

Slip ‘n slide: Which NRL heavyweights are headed for a fall?

Slip ‘n slide: Which NRL heavyweights are headed for a fall?

by , 13 Feb 2017 Popular article!

In this era of talent and salary-cap clarity, what goes up must come down. In the second of my NRL season previews, I take a look at four top teams set to decline.

No Billy not the end of the world for the Storm

No Billy not the end of the world for the Storm

by , 11 Feb 2017

Life without Billy Slater was once a nightmare prospect for Melbourne.

Storm have good cover for Koroibete

Storm have good cover for Koroibete

by , 2 Jan 2017

Melbourne feel they’re well-placed to cover the loss of Marika Koroibete to rugby union ahead the 2017 NRL season.

Alex McKinnon reportedly set to sue NRL

Alex McKinnon reportedly set to sue NRL

by , 19 Dec 2016

Paralysed rugby league player Alex McKinnon reportedly plans to sue the NRL and another player over the 2014 on-field tackle that left him in a wheelchair.

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 2

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 2

by , 10 Dec 2016

There may be precious little action on the park, but there’s plenty going on off it ahead of next season. Here is the second part looking at your club’s transfer performance rating.

Cameron Munster primed for switch to the halves

Cameron Munster primed for switch to the halves

by , 8 Dec 2016

Melbourne are confident Cameron Munster has all the right attributes to make a successful transition from fullback to five-eighth next NRL season.

If not Marika Koroibete, then who?

If not Marika Koroibete, then who?

by , 27 Oct 2016

Marika Koroibete has just completed a season in rugby league where he was one of the most skilful, dynamic, tackle-busting-with-pace-to-burn wingers in the NRL competition.

The myth of Cameron Smith

The myth of Cameron Smith

by , 21 Oct 2016

Few players are as untouchable as Cameron Smith in the eyes of the media.


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