Melbourne Storm vs Parramatta Eels: NRL live scores

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    The Storm will be full of confidence when they face the Knights on Saturday. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Colin Whelan)

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    Melbourne Vs. Parramatta

    2013 NRL Premiership Season, 26 August, 2013

    AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC
    Melbourne 64 defeated Parramatta 4
    Melbourne Parramatta
    64 FINAL SCORE 4
    11 TRIES 1
    10/11 CONVERSION KICKS 0/1
    0/0 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
     
    Top scorers:
    • Melbourne - Cameron Smith 20pts (0T 10G)
    • Parramatta - Semi Radrada 4pts (1T 0G)
    Important moments:
    • Melbourne took the lead at the 11 min. mark 1st half
    • Cameron Smith (Melb) scored at the 80 min. mark 2nd half
     
    Referee: Devcich, A
    Touch judges: McFarlane, R & Ryan, D

    The Melbourne Storm will be favoured to flex their premiership muscle when they tackle wooden spoon contenders the Parramatta Eels today. Join us for live scores from 3.00pm AEST.

    Melbourne found themselves in a real arm wrestle against Newcastle last week but showcased tremendous defensive resolve to secure a 23-10 victory away from home.

    Back in their AAMI Park fortress, the Storm will be expected to pile on the points against Parramatta as they continue to maintain their strong winning momentum with finals football just around the corner.

    The Eels are coming off a morale boosting win over the Tigers and also pushed Brisbane up at Suncorp Stadium last week.

    With Melbourne firing at the right time of the season however, the Storm are very capable of putting on a cricket score this afternoon if the home side manages to start quickly.

    Prediction

    Melbourne would have to be terribly off their game today if the Eels are to cause arguably the biggest upset of the season.

    With key stars Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Cameron Smith all in fine form for Melbourne, all signs point to a very one sided Storm victory.

    Given that they have nothing to lose, the Eels do possess the potential to cause some trouble if they can somehow score the opening try against the run of play.

    The Storm have lost their way at times this season when they concede opening points and may do so yet again if they fail to put the Eels to the sword in the first half.

    Melbourne’s players may also have one eye on next week’s blockbuster clash against Manly, meaning the Eels may catch the Storm off guard if they play error free and disciplined football.

    A loss today however will be intolerable for Storm coach Craig Bellamy, and he will demand nothing less than a complete performance from the reigning premiers.

    With this in mind, the Storm should show up with the intensity required to win very comfortably at home.

    Storm by 36

    Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.

    The Crowd Says (19)

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    • 5:58pm
      Teekay said | 5:58pm | ! Report

      Storm lost the last game because of their reluctance to convert easy penalties. Don’t know whether this had any bearing on their performance today. In a word “AWESOME” or was the opposition totally out of it?

    • 5:24pm
      JR Salazar said | 5:24pm | ! Report

      This is a surprise: the Storm doing work in recent weeks. A breath of fresh air.

    • 8:54am
      Barry said | 8:54am | ! Report

      How in the modern game does a side score 52 points in a half?

      Is Ricky Stuart the worse coach in the NRL of all time?

      • 6:36pm
        JR Salazar said | 6:36pm | ! Report

        How does this same side have lost to Canberra earlier this year? Chew on that, will ya?

    • 12:09am
      Pudd said | 12:09am | ! Report

      Felt sorry for the eels today- they genuinely looked like they kept trying hard but just had no idea how to stop the destruction happening

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    • 11:11pm
      Thunder said | 11:11pm | ! Report

      Ricky Stuart is the biggest joke in the NRL

    • 10:51pm
      Silver_Sovereign said | 10:51pm | ! Report

      Time to cull 2 teams with the NRL. There is not enough talent to go around, its too watered down. I think the Sharks and another of the Sydney teams should drop out

      • 11:05pm
        The eye said | 11:05pm | ! Report

        How about you nominate the team YOU support to drop out..

    • 9:20pm
      daniel p said | 9:20pm | ! Report

      Next week should be a great game hopefully manly don’t start any fights

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