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The Melbourne Storm are an Australian rugby league football club reigning from the city of Melbourne. The Storm have played in the last four NRL (National Rugby League) grand finals, making them one of the league's top teams. The Melbourne Storm club was unveiled at a function in the Hyatt Hotel in February, 1998.

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Week off an advantage, but Roosters and Melbourne Storm should ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Is the week off a blessing or a curse?

The statistics suggest Melbourne and the Roosters are better off for watching the football rather than playing it this weekend, but the advantage isn't as big as one may expect.

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Benji Marshall says he'd bench himself for prelim final against Melbourne Storm - The Sydney Morning Herald

Only last week, Benji Marshall said he was in a far better position to take a step back and analyse his form in the cold light of day. Maturity and a year at Red Hill, he insisted, had allowed him to better assess the state of his game.

On that note, Marshall says he'd bench himself for Brisbane's preliminary final against the Storm in Melbourne. That's not Marshall falling on his sword; he just believes he can serve the team better from the interchange ranks.

Half done: Benji Marshall says he does not deserve a starting spot in the Broncos side. Half done: Benji Marshall says he does not deserve a starting spot in the Broncos side. Photo: AAP

The veteran has started both of Brisbane's finals matches at halfback, with both Ben Hunt (hooker) and Kodi Nikorima (fullback) moved around as part of a reshuffle forced by injury to fullback Darius Boyd (hamstring).

But with Boyd's return imminent, Marshall says Brisbane have a better hope beating the Storm with him riding the...


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Gary Freeman backs Melbourne Storm, North Queensland Cowboy to make NRL grand final - Newshub

Cowboys halfback Michael Morgan. Cowboys halfback Michael Morgan. Photo credit: Getty Images

Former rugby league star Gary Freeman is backing the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys to make this year's NRL grand final.

The Storm will face the Brisbane Broncos for a spot while the Cowboys must overcome the Sydney Roosters in this weekend's qualifying finals.

The Storm have been the most dominant team this season, while the Cowboys, who only made the finals due to results going their way, are starting to play great football - having beaten the Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels in the finals this year.

Melbourne have played the Broncos twice this year, winning both games while the Roosters got the better of their only encounter of the 2017 regular season.

Gary Freeman playing for the Sydney Roosters. Gary Freeman playing for the Sydney Roosters. Photo credit: Getty Images

Despite that, Freeman is backing the Cowboys to make their second grand...


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Brisbane Broncos Kodi Nikorima on Melbourne Storm contract snub ... - Fox Sports

TWELVE months ago Kodi Nikorima knocked back more money and a clear path to the scrumbase of NRL superpowers Melbourne, and now the Broncos everywhere man is out to KO the Storm’s latest premiership charge.

Nikorima is set to shift back to the No.7 jumper in Friday’s grand final qualifier in the southern capital, with Brisbane veteran Benji Marshall endorsing the youngster to oppose Cooper Cronk.

Midway through 2016 the Storm made Nikorima a handsome offer to partner Cronk in the halves this season, tabling a pay packet the Broncos couldn’t match and a starting spot they couldn’t guarantee.

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NRL finals 2017: Who's in and who's out for the preliminary finals? - NEWS.com.au

IT’S preliminary finals week, the second best week of the year — the best week of the year, of course, being the week of the grand final.

Melbourne will host Brisbane and the Roosters will take on the Cowboys with spots in the decider on the line.

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MELBOURNE STORM VS BRISBANE BRONCOS

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Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Curtis Scott 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Jordan McLean 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Tohu Harris 13. Dale Finucane 14. Kenny Bromwich 15. Nelson...


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Melbourne Storm show poise on the road and look into sports ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne Storm football operations manager Frank Ponissi. Melbourne Storm football operations manager Frank Ponissi. Photo: Paul Rovere

There are subtle challenges and changes at all sporting clubs each season and Melbourne Storm is no different.

This year the Storm had to find a way to replace four players from their 2016 grand final side and make sure they could continue to compete for a premiership as veteran trio Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater enter the back end of their primes.

You may have found it hard to find a Storm person who would have backed the club to replace those four players and deal with the unforeseen challenges that appeared in 2017 but the club has done just that.

Some of these challenges have been hidden from the public eye but are instructive when considering the Storm have won 11 games on the road and played in every state and New Zealand dating back to a preseason trip to Tasmania plus regular season...


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Read more: Melbourne Storm show poise on the road and look into sports ... - The Sydney Morning Herald
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Week off an advantage, but Roosters and Melbourne Storm should ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Is the week off a blessing or a curse?

The statistics suggest Melbourne and the Roosters are better off for watching the football rather than playing it this weekend, but the advantage isn't as big as one may expect.

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Melbourne Storm show poise on the road and look into sports ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne Storm football operations manager Frank Ponissi. Melbourne Storm football operations manager Frank Ponissi. Photo: Paul Rovere

There are subtle challenges and changes at all sporting clubs each season and Melbourne Storm is no different.

This year the Storm had to find a way to replace four players from their 2016 grand final side and make sure they could continue to compete for a premiership as veteran trio Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater enter the back end of their primes.

You may have found it hard to find a Storm person who would have backed the club to replace those four players and deal with the unforeseen challenges that appeared in 2017 but the club has done just that.

Some of these challenges have been hidden from the public eye but are instructive when considering the Storm have won 11 games on the road and played in every state and New Zealand dating back to a preseason trip to Tasmania plus regular season...


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Read more: Melbourne Storm show poise on the road and look into sports ... - The Sydney Morning Herald
Tags: sydney,morning,herald,sports,road,storm,show,poise,melbourne

Benji Marshall says he'd bench himself for prelim final against Melbourne Storm - The Sydney Morning Herald

Only last week, Benji Marshall said he was in a far better position to take a step back and analyse his form in the cold light of day. Maturity and a year at Red Hill, he insisted, had allowed him to better assess the state of his game.

On that note, Marshall says he'd bench himself for Brisbane's preliminary final against the Storm in Melbourne. That's not Marshall falling on his sword; he just believes he can serve the team better from the interchange ranks.

Half done: Benji Marshall says he does not deserve a starting spot in the Broncos side. Half done: Benji Marshall says he does not deserve a starting spot in the Broncos side. Photo: AAP

The veteran has started both of Brisbane's finals matches at halfback, with both Ben Hunt (hooker) and Kodi Nikorima (fullback) moved around as part of a reshuffle forced by injury to fullback Darius Boyd (hamstring).

But with Boyd's return imminent, Marshall says Brisbane have a better hope beating the Storm with him riding the...


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Read more: Benji Marshall says he'd bench himself for prelim final against Melbourne Storm - The Sydney...
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Week off an advantage, but Roosters and Melbourne Storm should ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Is the week off a blessing or a curse?

The statistics suggest Melbourne and the Roosters are better off for watching the football rather than playing it this weekend, but the advantage isn't as big as one may expect.

Plays of the Week

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02:03

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Plays of the Week

Plays of the Week

Goals, goals, goals, Fiji Drua with more NRC treats, and a plethora of skill, these are the Plays of the Week.

Kelly reveals why he's staying at the Giants

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Read more: Week off an advantage, but Roosters and Melbourne Storm should ... - The Sydney Morning Herald
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Melbourne Storm centre Will Chambers says Richmond superstar Dustin Martin could play NRL - NEWS.com.au

RICHMOND superstar Dustin Martin could be just as damaging if he traded the Sherrin for the Steeden, according to Melbourne Storm centre Will Chambers.

Martin sensationally sacrificed about $2m last month when he turned down North Melbourne and re-signed at Punt Road for seven years.

But Storm playmaker Chambers, who employs a formidable fend off of his own, says Martin boasts the tools — size, strength, power and explosiveness — needed to make an impact in the white-ball game.

“Dusty’s a pretty special player,” Chambers said.

“He’s a big boy, big strong kid, and he can run as well, I think he can (make the transition).

“He doesn’t mind going in for the hard ball.”

Chambers could only chuckle when asked how he would combat one of Martin’s biggest weapons — the “don’t argue”.

Martin leads the league in busted tackles (74), miles ahead of nearest rivals Patrick Dangerfield (24) and...


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Benji Marshall says he'd bench himself for prelim final against Melbourne Storm - The Sydney Morning Herald

Only last week, Benji Marshall said he was in a far better position to take a step back and analyse his form in the cold light of day. Maturity and a year at Red Hill, he insisted, had allowed him to better assess the state of his game.

On that note, Marshall says he'd bench himself for Brisbane's preliminary final against the Storm in Melbourne. That's not Marshall falling on his sword; he just believes he can serve the team better from the interchange ranks.

Half done: Benji Marshall says he does not deserve a starting spot in the Broncos side. Half done: Benji Marshall says he does not deserve a starting spot in the Broncos side. Photo: AAP

The veteran has started both of Brisbane's finals matches at halfback, with both Ben Hunt (hooker) and Kodi Nikorima (fullback) moved around as part of a reshuffle forced by injury to fullback Darius Boyd (hamstring).

But with Boyd's return imminent, Marshall says Brisbane have a better hope beating the Storm with him riding the...


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Read more: Benji Marshall says he'd bench himself for prelim final against Melbourne Storm - The Sydney...
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Gary Freeman backs Melbourne Storm, North Queensland Cowboy to make NRL grand final - Newshub

Cowboys halfback Michael Morgan. Cowboys halfback Michael Morgan. Photo credit: Getty Images

Former rugby league star Gary Freeman is backing the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys to make this year's NRL grand final.

The Storm will face the Brisbane Broncos for a spot while the Cowboys must overcome the Sydney Roosters in this weekend's qualifying finals.

The Storm have been the most dominant team this season, while the Cowboys, who only made the finals due to results going their way, are starting to play great football - having beaten the Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels in the finals this year.

Melbourne have played the Broncos twice this year, winning both games while the Roosters got the better of their only encounter of the 2017 regular season.

Gary Freeman playing for the Sydney Roosters. Gary Freeman playing for the Sydney Roosters. Photo credit: Getty Images

Despite that, Freeman is backing the Cowboys to make their second grand...


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Read more: Gary Freeman backs Melbourne Storm, North Queensland Cowboy to make NRL grand final - Newshub
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Melbourne Storm centre Will Chambers says Richmond superstar Dustin Martin could play NRL - NEWS.com.au

RICHMOND superstar Dustin Martin could be just as damaging if he traded the Sherrin for the Steeden, according to Melbourne Storm centre Will Chambers.

Martin sensationally sacrificed about $2m last month when he turned down North Melbourne and re-signed at Punt Road for seven years.

But Storm playmaker Chambers, who employs a formidable fend off of his own, says Martin boasts the tools — size, strength, power and explosiveness — needed to make an impact in the white-ball game.

“Dusty’s a pretty special player,” Chambers said.

“He’s a big boy, big strong kid, and he can run as well, I think he can (make the transition).

“He doesn’t mind going in for the hard ball.”

Chambers could only chuckle when asked how he would combat one of Martin’s biggest weapons — the “don’t argue”.

Martin leads the league in busted tackles (74), miles ahead of nearest rivals Patrick Dangerfield (24) and...


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Read more: Melbourne Storm centre Will Chambers says Richmond superstar Dustin Martin could play NRL -...
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Gary Freeman backs Melbourne Storm, North Queensland Cowboy to make NRL grand final - Newshub

Cowboys halfback Michael Morgan. Cowboys halfback Michael Morgan. Photo credit: Getty Images

Former rugby league star Gary Freeman is backing the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys to make this year's NRL grand final.

The Storm will face the Brisbane Broncos for a spot while the Cowboys must overcome the Sydney Roosters in this weekend's qualifying finals.

The Storm have been the most dominant team this season, while the Cowboys, who only made the finals due to results going their way, are starting to play great football - having beaten the Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels in the finals this year.

Melbourne have played the Broncos twice this year, winning both games while the Roosters got the better of their only encounter of the 2017 regular season.

Gary Freeman playing for the Sydney Roosters. Gary Freeman playing for the Sydney Roosters. Photo credit: Getty Images

Despite that, Freeman is backing the Cowboys to make their second grand...


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Read more: Gary Freeman backs Melbourne Storm, North Queensland Cowboy to make NRL grand final - Newshub
Tags: grand,nrl,final,newshub,cowboy,queensland,backs,freeman,melbourne,storm,north,gary

NRL Finals: Broncos young gun Kodi Nikorima's Storm snub, salary sacrifice pays off - Fox Sports

TWELVE months ago Kodi Nikorima knocked back more money and a clear path to the scrumbase of NRL superpowers Melbourne, and now the Broncos everywhere man is out to KO the Storm’s latest premiership charge.

Nikorima is set to shift back to the No.7 jumper in Friday’s grand final qualifier in the southern capital, with Brisbane veteran Benji Marshall endorsing the youngster to oppose Cooper Cronk.

Midway through 2016 the Storm made Nikorima a handsome offer to partner Cronk in the halves this season, tabling a pay packet the Broncos couldn’t match and a starting spot they couldn’t guarantee.

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With 2015 grand final playmakers Anthony Milford and Ben Hunt seemingly entrenched at Red Hill, Nikorima seriously considered a shift south before taking up...


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Read more: NRL Finals: Broncos young gun Kodi Nikorima's Storm snub, salary sacrifice pays off - Fox Sports
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Melbourne Storm squad healthy despite fierce NRL finals clash with Parramatta Eels - The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne Storm forward Felise Kaufusi says his side has its bumps and bruises but is otherwise in full health heading in the NRL preliminary final in two weeks time.

The Storm survived a typically fierce qualifying final against Parramatta Eels on Saturday to win 18-16 and earn the right to host the preliminary final at AAMI Park on Friday week.

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Melbourne Storm squad healthy despite fierce NRL finals clash with Parramatta Eels - The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne Storm forward Felise Kaufusi says his side has its bumps and bruises but is otherwise in full health heading in the NRL preliminary final in two weeks time.

The Storm survived a typically fierce qualifying final against Parramatta Eels on Saturday to win 18-16 and earn the right to host the preliminary final at AAMI Park on Friday week.

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Melbourne Storm show poise on the road and look into sports ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne Storm football operations manager Frank Ponissi. Melbourne Storm football operations manager Frank Ponissi. Photo: Paul Rovere

There are subtle challenges and changes at all sporting clubs each season and Melbourne Storm is no different.

This year the Storm had to find a way to replace four players from their 2016 grand final side and make sure they could continue to compete for a premiership as veteran trio Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater enter the back end of their primes.

You may have found it hard to find a Storm person who would have backed the club to replace those four players and deal with the unforeseen challenges that appeared in 2017 but the club has done just that.

Some of these challenges have been hidden from the public eye but are instructive when considering the Storm have won 11 games on the road and played in every state and New Zealand dating back to a preseason trip to Tasmania plus regular season...


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Read more: Melbourne Storm show poise on the road and look into sports ... - The Sydney Morning Herald
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Melbourne Storm show poise on the road and look into sports ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Melbourne Storm football operations manager Frank Ponissi. Melbourne Storm football operations manager Frank Ponissi. Photo: Paul Rovere

There are subtle challenges and changes at all sporting clubs each season and Melbourne Storm is no different.

This year the Storm had to find a way to replace four players from their 2016 grand final side and make sure they could continue to compete for a premiership as veteran trio Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater enter the back end of their primes.

You may have found it hard to find a Storm person who would have backed the club to replace those four players and deal with the unforeseen challenges that appeared in 2017 but the club has done just that.

Some of these challenges have been hidden from the public eye but are instructive when considering the Storm have won 11 games on the road and played in every state and New Zealand dating back to a preseason trip to Tasmania plus regular season...


Read full article on NRL GN MelbourneStorm


Read more: Melbourne Storm show poise on the road and look into sports ... - The Sydney Morning Herald
Tags: sydney,morning,herald,sports,road,storm,show,poise,melbourne



 

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