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Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters: NRL live scores, blog

15th September, 2023
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Melbourne Storm

18

Match Complete

Sydney Roosters

13

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Melbourne Storm

18

Match Complete

Sydney Roosters

13

N. Meaney79
W. Warbrick78
71S. Walker
67S. Walker
65L. Collins
N. Meaney58
34S. Walker
33B. Smith
M. Seve25
N. Meaney17
T. Wishart7

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Tries
2
1
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2
2
Penalty Goals
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Field Goals
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The second week of the finals starts tonight when the Melbourne Storm take on the Sydney Roosters at AAMI Park in Melbourne. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEST).

We’re down to six teams and the stakes can’t be any bigger. It’s sudden death from here on, with the winner earning a spot in the preliminary final against the Panthers.

Melbourne were completed dominated by the Broncos 26-0 last weekend. Jahrome Hughes looked underdone and he and Cameron Munster struggled to create anything to threaten the Brisbane defence. Hughes is now out with a calf problem.

In summary, the Broncos pack dominated and rolled through the middle, with Adam Reynolds then being pinpoint perfect with his kicking game. It pretty much confirmed Brisbane’s premiership credentials whilst putting a question mark on the Storm’s.

In team changes, Xavier Coates hasn’t recovered from his ankle injury in time and Reimis Smith comes in on the wing. Young Tonumaipea is also injured and is replaced by Justin Olam. With Ryan Papenhuyzen sidelined, Alec MacDonald moves onto the bench.

The Sydney Roosters defied the odds last weekend with a 13-12 win against the Sharks. Losing James Tedesco to the sin bin, and Joseph Suaalii and Joey Manu to injury, the Roosters showed tremendous grit to win.

Some of the lesser lights shone, with Tyrell May and Siua Wong having fantastic games in trying circumstances. They will need all that and more against a Storm team that will be desperate to bounce back.

The Roosters backline has been decimated with Manu, Suaalii and Billy Smith all missing. Paul Momirovski and Corey Allan come in as centres and Jaxson Paulo will play on the wing.

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Prediction

The Roosters were brave against the Sharks but Cronulla did miss some opportunities to take the game.

The Storm were poor last weekend but Craig Bellamy will have them primed.

I can’t see Melbourne losing 2 finals in a row. In front of a big home crowd, they will end the Roosters season. Storm by 10

Game information

Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-off: 7:50pm (AEST)
TV: Nine, Fox Sports
Streaming: Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Odds: Storm $1.40 Roosters $3 – odds via PlayUp

Storm: 1. Nick Meaney 2. William Warbrick 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Reimis Smith 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 21. Tyran Wishart 8. Tui Kamikamica 9. Harry Grant 10. Christian Welch 11. Trent Loiero 12. Eliesa Katoa 13. Josh King 14. Alec MacDonald 15. Tom Eisenhuth 16. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 17. Tariq Sims 18. Grant Anderson 19. Bronson Garlick 20. Tepai Moeroa 22. Sua Faalogo

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Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Fetalaiga Pauga 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Corey Allan 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 8. Fletcher Baker 9. Brandon Smith 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Siua Wong 12. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley 14. Sandon Smith 15. Egan Butcher 16. Terrell May 17. Angus Crichton 18. Drew Hutchison 19. Naufahu Whyte 20. Zach Dockar-Clay 21. Jake Turpin 22. Nathan Brown

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