Bulldogs vs Storm Review

The Melbourne Storm defeat the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 36-18.

Game Review:

In my opinion this score doesn't reflect the game that was played tonight. This was an extremely entertaining game in which both clubs showed a lot of moments of brilliance as well as great individual performances from multiple players.

The Bulldogs put in a solid performance against the reigning Premiers, Kieran Foran had an outstanding first game for the Blue and White, it seemed as if he was involved in everything and definitely played some part in all three of the Bulldogs tries. (insert his stats)

Moses Mbye was outstanding tonight in his first, first grade game at Fullback. He had 1 key line break, and ran for 143. He looked dangerous every time he touched the ball, and if he can have a consistent year at the back it can only mean good things for the Bulldogs.

The starting Props for the Bulldogs, David Klemmer and Aaron Woods set the platform for Foran and Frawley to play off the back of, both running for 131 and 127 metres respectfully. Josh Jackson put in another outstanding effort in defence with huge effort in 32 tackles.

The Storm entered this game without Billy Slater and no Cooper Cronk (joined the Roosters), this meant that the Storm had two very young halves lead the game who both made their debut last season. Brodie Croft was outstanding running the ball falling just short of 100 metres but was solid in defence making 14 tackles of 20 attempts. Ryley Jacks scored a try and had a line break to accompany his 19 tackles from 20 attempts.

Josh Addo-Carr was a stand out, scoring two long range tries, his second of which he jammed up on Moses Mbye and ran away with the intercept. Addo-Carr ran for a total of 212 metres and had a run out of dummy half from a quick play the ball which caused issues for the Bulldogs defence resulting in 14 metres.

Cameron Munster filling in at Fullback with Slater injured, had one of the best and busiest games of his career. He ran just short of 200 metres and looked dangerous every time he touched the ball. He had two line breaks, two tackle breaks, one line break assist and three try assists.

My Player of the Game: Cameron Munster.

Scoring Timeline:

6' Ryley Jacks (Try)
7' Cameron Smith (Conversion)
14' Curtis Scott (Try)
16' Cameron Smith (Conversion)
28' Josh Addo-Carr (Try)
30' Cameron Smith (Conversion)
37' Kenneath Bromwich (Try)
39' Cameron Smith (Conversion)
61' Josh Addo-Carr (try)
62' Cameron Smith (Conversion)
73' Suliasi Vunivalu (Try)
74' Cameron Smith (Conversion)

  • 2' Raymond Faitala-Mariner (Try)
  • 3' Moses Mbye (Conversion)
  • 9' Moses Mbye (Penalty Goal)
  • 18' Brett Morris (Try)
  • 54' Matt Frawley (Try)
  • 55' Moses Mbye (Penalty Goal)

- Fewy


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