Preliminary Final Storm V Sharks

Preminary Final Storm V Sharks
AAMI Park Melbourne

This game was peged as a massive battle between bitter rivals. The Sharks started the game and muscled up hard in the first few sets. The Storm taking first points of a penalty on the Sharks line

The sharks sweep wide for Slater to stop Feki with a shoulder charge. The penalty sees Townsend kicking for touch setting up the Sharks with great field position. Moylan drops the ball from an unexpected pass and lets the Storm off the hook. He looks dangerous, but they just need to click

The Storm stroll upfield, and from a step and pass from Kafusi, offload to Slater and a wide pass to Brodie Kroft who steps the cover defense of Townsend to score. Smith converts the try 8-0

Penalty to the Sharks as Feki is taken out while in the air by Vunavalu and the pendulum swings again back and forth between the teams, end to end footy. Townsend just rolls it over the side giving everyone a break.

The Storm gain possession, then start their march downfield. They stage their double block play from 10metres out to allow Slater to swing around and score. Smith converts the try 14-0

The Sharks again run out of room on the wing, the Storm squeezing the winger out the sideline.
Fafita got penalised for a crusher tackle. Kafusi's line break set the Storm up near the Shark's line so Slater to score off a Cameron Smith grubber. Smith converts the try 20-0

The second half was no better for the Sharks. A penalty to the Storm their only points. The Sharks managed a consolation try to the retiring Luke Lewis with Holmes converting in the 69th minute. From there errors on both sides finished off the game.
 Storm
  • Brodie Croft 19'Try
  • Billy Slater 28' Try
  • Billy Slater 39' Try
  • Cameron Smith 21' Conversion
  • Cameron Smith 30' Conversion
  • Cameron Smith 40' Conversion
  • Cameron Smith 4'  Penalty
  • Cameron Smith 64' Penalty
Sharks
  1. Luke Lewis 68'  Try
  2. Valentine Holmes 69' Conversion
- Jeremy

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