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Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights highlights: Storm record comeback win

2nd April, 2016


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Melbourne Vs. Newcastle

2016 NRL Premiership Season, 3 April, 2016

AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC
Melbourne 18 defeated Newcastle 14
Melbourne Newcastle
0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
Top scorers:
  • Melbourne - Cooper Cronk 8pts (2T 0G)
  • Newcastle - Trent Hodkinson 6pts (0T 3G)
Important moments:
  • Melbourne took the lead at the 35 min. mark 2nd half
  • Richard Kennar (MEL) scored at the 72 min. mark 2nd half
Referee: Perenara, H
Touch judges: Suttor, B & Ryan, D
Time: 3pm (AEDT)
Venue: AAMI Park
Last meeting: Knights 20-6 Storm, 2015 NRL season
History: Storm 19 wins, Knights 15 wins
TV: Live Fox Sports
Betting: Storm $1.12, Knights $6.50

1 Cameron Munster
2 Young Tonumaipea
3 Will Chambers
4 Ben Hampton
5 Marika Koroibete
6 Blake Green
7 Cooper Cronk
8 Jesse Bromwich
9 Cameron Smith (c)
10 Jordan McLean
11 Kevin Proctor
12 Tohu Harris
13 Dale Finucane

14 Kenny Bromwich
15 Tim Glasby
16 Felise Kaufusi
17 Christian Welch

1 Dane Gagai
2 Nathan Ross
3 Sione Mata'utia
4 Pat Mata'utia
5 Cory Denniss
6 Jarrod Mullen
7 Trent Hodkinson (c)
8 Sam Mataora
9 Tyler Randell
10 Korbin Sims
11 Jacob Saifiti
12 Robbie Rochow
13 Jeremy Smith (c)

14 Danny Levi
15 Mickey Paea
16 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
17 Pauli Pauli
Cam Smith has been playing halfback and hooker. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)
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Match result:

The Storm have managed to secure the win, overturning an eight point deficit in the second half to record an 18-14 victory.

Newcastle were very competitive today and if they stay on this path, they will record their fair share of wins before season’s end.

Melbourne have recorded their 300th victory and most importantly join Brisbane on top of the ladder.

Final score
Storm 18
Knights 14

Match preview:

The Melbourne Storm are coming off their first defeat of the season, but are expected to bounce back strongly against the struggling Newcastle Knights. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3pm (AEDT).

Newcastle’s search for a maiden victory in 2016 doesn’t get any easier today, as they face a Storm outfit with a strong record at home.

After a promising start against the Warriors last week, Newcastle succumbed 40-18 after leading 12-6 well into the first half.


Defence is a major concern for the Knights, and Nathan Brown’s men could be in for a long afternoon if Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk are allowed to dictate terms.

Melbourne’s backline though has been hit hard with injuries and suspensions to key players, such as Marika Koroibete and Curtis Scott. Will Chambers and Cameron Munster however ensure that the Storm still possess enough class to ask questions of the Knights’ defence.

As for Newcastle, they would be wise to feed possession to winger Nathan Ross. The rising star has impressed when given space to attack, as evidenced by his great individual try against the Warriors last week. If Jarrod Mullen and Trent Hodkinson can get him involved, Newcastle’s attack will improve tenfold.

The problem for the Novocastrians thus far though has been their inability to complete sets – with the worst completion rate in the NRL, the Knights are unable to put teams under sustained pressure.

If Newcastle can fix this aspect of their game, then they are in with a chance. If not, Melbourne will secure a comfortable victory at home.

Storm by 12.