Posts Tagged "Melbourne Storm"

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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The Melbourne Storm ran roughshod over the North Queensland Cowboys in Sunday night’s NRL grand final, capping off a season of absolute dominance with an exclamation mark.

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Amidst all of the deserved fanfare of the massive roles Cam Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater have played, there was not nearly enough recognition for mine of the key person who made it all happen: Craig Bellamy.

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Clive Churchill medallist Billy Slater seems set to stave off retirement and have one final NRL campaign with Melbourne.

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It was always going to end this way. The Melbourne Storm were never going to finish this season as anything but the most deserving of NRL premiers.

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The NRL season reached its climax in geographically diverse fashion, with the Melbourne Storm facing off against the North Queensland Cowboys in the middle of Sydney.

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The 2017 NRL grand final has been won by the Melbourne Storm in a dominant display, defeating the North Queensland Cowboys by 28 points. Here are my talking points from the game.

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In an emotion-charged NRL grand final last night, Storm skipper Cameron Smith failed to mention Cooper Cronk’s last game for the club.

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The Melbourne Storm had the season that coaches and fans alike can only dream of.

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Melbourne have completed a near-perfect season and sent Cooper Cronk out a winner with a 34-6 rout of North Queensland to claim the 2017 NRL premiership.

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He thought his career may have been over after a debilitating shoulder injury back in 2015, and Billy Slater let it all out after the Storm’s dominant victory over the Cowboys in the NRL grand final.

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The Melbourne Storm are the 2017 NRL Premiers after defeating the North Queensland Cowboys 34-6 in the 2017 NRL Grand Final at ANZ Stadium on Sunday 1 October.

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