The Melbourne Storm have claimed an uninspiring win over the under strength Broncos at Olympic Park this afternoon. The Storm led 8-0 at half time and 14-0 early in the second half.
The home side looked troubled throughout, with the Broncos keeping the Storm off their game with niggly tactics and generally following gameplans that were emplyed against the Storm in previous weeks. The Broncos themselves never looked like winning, but gave the Storm a scare that was not expected from this match.
The first half hour was scoreless, with the Broncos struggling in attack - mainly as a result of missing so many first choice play makers, while the Storm looked far too impatient on attack.
Melbourne finally opened the scoring after 32 minutes after Greg Inglis dummied his way around the defence to score. The try went unconverted. They doubled their lead three minutes later after Israel Folau scored an unconverted try.
Seven minutes after half time, the Storm increased their lead to 14 points after a very dodgey Matt Geyer try - Hampstead pointed to the spot despite being very close to the sideline (which wasn