Canterbury Bulldogs 6-12 Melbourne Storm

James Graham surgery

Report

It was a match basically played in a Typhoon at Belmore, with Melbourne Storm showing strength and determination to hold off the Canterbury Bulldogs 12-6.

Craig Bellamy’s side raced to a 10-0 lead in seven minutes thanks to tries from Cheyse Blair and Suliasi Vunivalu, and they wouldn’t score again in the match.

Josh Reynolds responded for the Dogs in the first half as they began to get on top, but they were frustrated by the resilient Storm defence.

That frustration boiled over before the break as punches were thrown in a brawl that saw Will Chambers and Sam Kasiano shown yellow. 12-6 at half-time.

Canterbury had the better of the second half but when the heavens opened on 53 minutes, the game was dominated by errors.

Melbourne played slightly smarter wet weather football in a scoreless 40 minutes, with the hosts failing to take advantage of limited scoring chances.

It was far from a classic at a soaked Belmore, with Melbourne holding on for a gritty 12-6 win to claim the all-important two competition points.

Canterbury Bulldogs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Greg EastwoodSecond Row000000
James Graham Prop000000
Kerrod HollandWing010000
Will HopoateFull Back000000
Josh Jackson Second Row000000
David Klemmer Loose Forward000000
Brenko LeeCentre000000
Michael LichaaHooker000000
Moses MbyeStand Off000000
Brett MorrisWing000000
Josh MorrisCentre000000
Josh ReynoldsStand Off100000
Aiden Tolman Prop000000
Adam Elliott Interchange000000
Raymond Faitala-Mariner Interchange000000
Danny Fualalo Interchange000000
Sam Kasiano Interchange000100
 Total 110100

Melbourne Storm

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Josh Addo-CarrWing000000
Cheyse Blair Centre100000
Jesse Bromwich Prop000000
Kenny Bromwich Second Row000000
Will ChambersCentre000100
Cooper CronkScrum Half000000
Dale FinucaneLoose Forward000001
Ryley JacksStand Off000000
Felise KaufusiSecond Row000000
Jordan McLean Prop000000
Cameron MunsterFull Back000000
Cameron SmithHooker020000
Suliasi VunivaluWing100000
Nelson Asofa-Solomona Interchange000000
Tim Glasby Interchange000000
Young Tonumaipea Interchange000000
Christian Welch Interchange000000
 Total 220101

Match Details

Date Time Competition Season Match Day
March 3, 2017 7:00 am NRL 2017 Friday

Results

Team1st half2nd halfExtra timeFinal score
Canterbury Bulldogs6006
Melbourne Storm120012