Melbourne Storms

Storm to honour Slater, Smith with statues

The artists have been announced today as the successful applicants to design and produce the statues which will be located adjacent to Storm’s home ground at AAMI Park.

Over 25 years, Gillie and Marc have developed a worldwide reputation for delivering quality private and public artworks. 

Refs cost Warriors win over Melbourne NRL confirm

The Warriors were penalised for holding on to Storm prop Jesse Bromwich in the play the ball, which allowed the Storm to even up the scores before kicking the winning field goal.

But NRL head of football Graham Annesley said a scrum should have been called because Bromwich did not play the ball correctly and Cameron Smith knocked on.

 

     

Fusitu'a likely to miss Anzac Day match against Storm

The top try-scorer in the NRL Telstra Premiership last year, Fusitu'a's absence would be significant blow to a Warriors side staring down the barrel of three straight losses for the first time since 2017.

Coach Stephen Kearney said the early indications were that Fusitu'a had suffered rib cartilage damage.

"Given it's a five-day turnaround to our next match I would anticipate he will be unavailable. It didn't look good," Kearney said.

"Looked like possibly rib cartilage, but I'm not 100 per cent sure."

Roosters edge Storm in NRL golden point

In the second minute of extra time, all eyes were on Roosters halfback Cooper Cronk, who was playing in his first game back at AAMI Park since his 2017 departure from the Storm.

But the premiers turned to Mitchell, who slotted over the match winner from 40m out to end Melbourne's unbeaten start to the season.

It ended an epic comeback from the Storm, who trailed 20-8 at halftime as they failed to keep pace with the champions early on.

"It was uncomfortable and beautiful all in one," said Roosters coach Trent Robinson.

     

Melbourne Storm's star winger Suliasi Vunivalu faces one game ban for leg pull

Vunivalu was on Monday charged with a grade-two offence for a leg pull on Canterbury fullback Nick Meaney early in Sunday's narrow win over the Bulldogs.

Meaney got up gingerly but the incident was not penalised by on-field officials, before Vunivalu was picked up by the match review committee.

The Fijian will miss just one match if he pleads guilty to the charge.

But if he contests the charge at the judiciary, he would risk sitting out the Storm's grand final rematch against the Sydney Roosters in round six.

Melbourne Storm trounce the Warriors

Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith was asked in the lead-up to their Anzac Day match if a win over NRL premiership contenders the Warriors meant the Storm were back and his team gave an emphatic answer at AAMI Park in Melbourne, delivering a statement that they wouldn't be handing over their title without a fight.

The Warriors came into the annual clash, hyped up having only dropped one game, while the Storm had won their previous two after a patchy start to the season.

Broncos welcome Slater's return

‌Slater has been tipped to return against the Broncos on Thursday night after over a year out of the game because of a shoulder injury. 

Melbourne slam minor premiership prize

With the Storm playing Cronulla on Sautrday and the winner set to receive the top honour after 26 rounds, Tripp says the league won't be taken as seriously as the AFL as a consequence of the award.

While the AFL doesn't pay out for the minor premiership, it has a stepped payment system for teams as they are knocked out of the finals, with $71,000 for the first two teams eliminated with the premiers receiving $1.2 million.

The NRL grand final winners receive $400,000, meaning if a team does the double it only takes home $500,000.

Storm eye off NRL defensive record

The Sydney Roosters were the first side in Australian rugby league history to secure six shutouts of opposition sides on their way to the 2013 NRL premiership.

Just after the halfway mark of this season, ladder leaders Melbourne have kept a side scoreless three times following their 46-0 thumping of the Roosters in round 14 at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

The Roosters claimed five regular season shutouts in 2013 and another in their 4-0 finals win over Manly.

That year the Roosters conceded just 325 points over 24 games, at an average of 13.5 points per game.

Storm sign Josh Addo-Carr

Addo-Carr will join the club at the end of the season in a deal that will see him wear the purple jersey until the end of 2019.

The 20-year-old winger has played four NRL games for the Tigers, scoring three tries and made his NRL debut against Storm in Round 7 of this season.

"I'd like to make it clear to our members and fans that Wests Tigers made a very competitive offer to retain Joshua for the next few years and while we're disappointed we wish him well," Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said.