Penrith Panthers vs Melbourne Storm: NRL live scores, blog

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    Michael Jennings had a few choice word for Parramatta while playing for the Panthers. (AAP Imgae/Action Photographics, Renee McKay)


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    Penrith Vs. Melbourne

    2013 NRL Premiership Season, 13 May, 2013

    Centrebet Stadium, Penrith, NSW
    Penrith 12 defeated Melbourne 10
    Penrith Melbourne
    12 FINAL SCORE 10
    3 TRIES 2
    0/0 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    0/1 FIELD GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • Penrith - David Simmons 8pts (2T 0G)
    • Melbourne - Sisa Waqa 4pts (1T 0G)
    Important moments:
    • Penrith took the lead at the 11 min. mark 1st half
    • Cameron Smith (Melb) scored at the 56 min. mark 2nd half

    It’s a case of David vs Goliath as the Penrith Panthers take on the Melbourne Storm at Centrebet Stadium this evening. Join us for live scores and commentary from 6.30pm AEST.

    The 15-game winning streak is over for reigning premiers the Storm after their round 8 loss to the Raiders, and they’ll be looking to hit back with a vengeance this week against the Panthers.

    With Origin looming and key personnel set for taxing rep duties, Craig Bellamy and his charges know every two points are critical in their hunt for the minor premiership.

    After going down to the Raiders last week and only narrowly escaping the Warriors the week prior, the Storm will want to make a statement here. Expect high intensity from the get go.

    For Penrith’s part, they may train at the foot of the Blue Mountains, but they face an even bigger mountain if they want to topple Melbourne tonight.

    Penrith have lost the last 11 installments of this fixture. Even in an era where the Storm have been the dominant NRL force, those are bad stats.

    If they are to have a hint of a chance, every player is going to have to be at his absolute best, and more importantly, coach Ivan Cleary is going to have to try something a little different.

    It’s becoming increasingly clear that there is no blueprint for beating the Melbourne Storm – teams must play to their own strengths instead of trying to match the Storm at theirs.

    Canberra succeeded in doing so last week, using their skilled wide men to great effect and exposing defensive weaknesses on the Storm’s edges.

    Isaac John makes his Panthers debut at five-eighth this week, and his halves partnership with Luke Walsh will be the fourth the Panthers have tried this season.

    Along with names like Matt Moylan, Travis Robinson, Matt Robinson, Adam Docker and Sam Anderson, there are plenty of relative unknown factors in the Panthers line-up. They will, at the very least, have the element of surprise.

    I expect a spirited performance from the Panthers – that’s one area where they haven’t lacked in 2013.

    In the end, though, the Storm on a bad day are too good for the Panthers on a good day – and I wouldn’t back Melbourne to have another bad day. They should win this one comfortably.

    Can the Panthers pull off the ultimate upset or will Melbourne return to the winner’s circle? Join us for live scores and commentary from 6.30pm AEST, and be sure to let us know your thoughts if you’re following along.

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    • 10:50am
      faith rivers said | 10:50am | ! Report

      great job guys thank u so much for coming to my school

    • 10:45am
      Paige O'Brien said | 10:45am | ! Report

      Great Job Guys. Thanks for coming out to my school (St Clair Public School)

    • 10:39am
      hayley said | 10:39am | ! Report

      congrats on your win hope you win next time and thanks for coming to my school.

    • 10:37am
      emily said | 10:37am | ! Report

      they did a very good job!!!

    • 6:15pm
      josh said | 6:15pm | ! Report

      go Penrith
      I hope this is just the start
      panthers done me proud ……
      and yourselfs

    • 12:25pm
      JR Salazar said | 12:25pm | ! Report

      The quality of subpar rugby from Melbourne is awaiting moderation.

    • 12:25pm
      JR Salazar said | 12:25pm | ! Report

      Two straight weeks of retarded rugby from the Storm. Going on three?

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 10:09am | ! Report

      Storm will bounce back. They lost five in a row last year remember… only to go on and win 15 in a row. They lost to Parramatta in the process. Hardly think its end of an era

    • 10:08pm
      Matt said | 10:08pm | ! Report

      Simmons second try in the corner was no thanks to a blatant Slater shoulder charge. No penalty offered because the try was scored – but surely fouled in the act of scoring equals a Penalty Try does it not ?

      • 12:28am
        manly80 said | 12:28am | ! Report

        Try scored all good. Slater should of been placed on report for should charge

    • Roar Guru

      Elijah Weightman said | 9:01pm | ! Report

      Haha, I love it. I knew the Storm couldn’t keep it going for much longer.

      • 9:10pm
        I'mastormtrooper2 said | 9:10pm | ! Report

        Elijah … You’re getting a little carried away mate – They haven’t exactly been thrashed .. Come round 26 the Melbourne Storm will be in the top 8 – All any team in the 16 need to be to give themselves a chance of a GF berth … 🙂

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