In sensational form, Melbourne have put on a fine display of domination at their home ground AAMI park. Scoring 13 tries to equal the record of most points scored on home soil.
The fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen did not train during the week due to an ankle injury, but that did not slow him down with him scoring two tries. Xavier Coates, a winger, also performed brilliantly with four tries.
This is the 3rd time Melbourne have put 50 points or more on the Warriors in an ANZAC clash. It was also Melbourne’s 12th game win over NZ.
The score at halftime was 16-10 with the storm in the lead.
Injuries to NZ in the 2nd half hampered their chances with Josh Curran suffering a knee injury and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak getting a head knock. The storm also lost Reimis Smith to an HIA after he received high contact from NZ Prop Aaron Pene which was placed on report.
The storm had an 81% possession rate during the 2nd half. This is also the highest points conceded by NZ Warriors in any game.