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    Warriors vs Storm

    NRL, 22 July, 2018

    Mt Smart Stadium
    Fulltime - Warriors 6, Storm 12
    Warriors   Storm
    6 FINAL SCORE 12
    1 TRIES 2
    Referee: Ben Cummins
    Touch judges: Tim Roby & Brett Suttor
    Video Referee: Jared Maxwell

    The second-placed Melbourne Storm are looking for their seventh win on the trot when they travel across the ditch to face the New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 2pm (AEST).

    The last time these two met was on Anzac Day, when the Storm thumped the Warriors 50-10 at AAMI Park.

    A reminder of that from coach Stephen Kearney should fire his men up for a much better defensive performance today at home.

    The Warriors are coming off a good win last week against the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium and, with seven rounds to go, two points today will keep them in the hunt for the top four.

    Kearney has made one change to his starting line-up, with centre Peta Hiku dropped to the bench, Gerard Beale moving from the wing to the centres, and Ken Maumalo reclaiming the number 5 jersey.

    The Storm have Origin stars Billy Slater, Cameron Munster, Felise Kaufusi, Will Chambers and Josh Addo-Carr all returning, after being rested by coach Craig Bellamy for his side’s 14-13 win over Manly last weekend.

    If the Warriors play to their potential, this should be a cracker, but the away side should be too clinical.

    Storm by 7.

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    • 5:30pm
      Cedric said | 5:30pm | ! Report

      Storm too good today but Warriors showed guts and missed their 5/8.
      What about the howler on Malmalo, what’s happening to the game, it was replayed on the big screen for all to see but ref stayed with his call, unbelievable!

    • 3:57pm
      Sylvester said | 3:57pm | ! Report

      Not one the refs should review with any comfort. However, the Warriors had their chances but failed to fire with ball in hand. Simple as that.
      They really missed Blake Green straightening the attack and pushed too many 50/50 offloads.

      • Roar Guru

        Cousin Claudio said | 10:21pm | ! Report

        They were never given a chance to fire.
        Every time they got in a good position Cameron Smith asked for a penalty and got one.
        This has got to stop. Are the referees that stupid, well, maybe they are.

        I’m sure Ben Cummins and Cameron Smith are sharing a hotel room somewhere in Auckland tonight . . . who is screwing whom?

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 3:55pm | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me on this afternoon’s coverage, hope you enjoyed it.

      Feel free to leave your comments on the game.

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 3:54pm | ! Report

      Match report

      STORM 12
      WARRIORS 6

      The Storm are the new competition leaders after notching their seventh straight win in beating the Warriors 12-6 at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.

      It was a tryless second half after a Suliasi Vunivalu four-pointer on half-time gave the Storm an 8-6 lead heading into the sheds.

      The Storm added two penalty goals in the second half, while keeping the Warriors scoreless.

      Melbourne scored the first try of the match in just the third minute when replacement halfback Jahrome Hughes threw a ball to put Will Chambers through a gap on halfway. Chambers then beat Warriors’ fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to score ten metres in from touch.

      The Warriors hit back six minutes later when winger David Fusitua showed his aerial skills to take a Shaun Johnson cross-field kick, before offloading to centre Gerard Beale who planted the ball down in the corner.

      Vunivalu then caught a cross-field kick from Jahrome Hughes and used his strength to score in the corner.

      It was a typical grinding win by the Storm, with both teams being defensively sound and giving the other limited opportunities in attack.

    • Roar Rookie

      souvalis said | 3:53pm | ! Report

      It’s a bit annoying to see Melbourne get away with so much yet the Warriors feel the full wrath for 50/50 events..

      In saying that they’ve got too many errors in them to be a genuine threat for the title..

    • Roar Guru

      Cadfael said | 3:49pm | ! Report

      Referee should have told Smith to play the ball> Sick of seeing sides wasting time like this.

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 3:48pm | ! Report


      The hooter sounds and its victory for the STORM!

      WARRIORS 6
      STORM 12

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 3:47pm | ! Report

      30 seconds to go, penalty to the Warriors 30 metres out!

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 3:47pm | ! Report

      79’ Great defence from the Storm and Addo-Carr takes a last tackle bomb.

      WARRIORS 6
      STORM 12

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 3:45pm | ! Report

      78’ Short kick off from the Warriors, and they get the ball back!

      WARRIORS 6
      STORM 12

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