Last time they met: Raiders
Round 21, 2013 - Melbourne Storm 68 defeated Canberra Raiders 4
GIO Stadium, Crowd: 10,826
Melbourne Storm 68
Tries: Mahe Fonua 3, Sisa Waqa 3, Will Chambers 2, Billy Slater 2, Tohu Harris, Kevin Proctor
Goals: Cameron Smith 10
Canberra Raiders 4
Tries: Anthony Milford
1. Billy Slater, 2. Sisa Waqa, 3. Will Chambers, 4. Maurice Blair, 20. Mahe Fonua, 6. Brett Finch, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Cameron Smith (c), 10. Bryan Norrie, 11. Kevin Proctor, 12. Ryan Hoffman, 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe, 14. Jason Ryles, 15. Tohu Harris, 18. Kenny Bromwich, 19. Jordan McLean.
Coach: Craig Bellamy
1. Anthony Milford, 2. Reece Robinson, 3. Jarrod Croker, 18. Jack Wighton, 5. Sandor Earl, 6. Terry Campese, 7. Josh McCrone, 8. David Shillington, 9. Glen Buttriss, 16. Brett White, 11. Josh Papalii, 12. Joel Edwards, 13. Shaun Fensom, 4. Joel Thompson, 10. Dane Tilse, 14. Shaun Berrigan, 17. Paul Vaughan
Coach: David Furner
Storm race to record breaking win
After going down to the Warriors in Auckland the week before, Melbourne Storm returned to the winners list in Round 21, 2013 with a 68-4 win over the Raiders in Canberra.
Storm produced a clinical performance in which they equaled the club’s biggest ever winning margin, in front of 10,826 fans at Canberra Stadium.
Wingers Mahe Fonua and Sisa Waqa finished the match with three tries apiece while Billy Slater scored two, including his 150th at first-grade level.
Melbourne made the most of their early opportunities, opening the scoring in the fourth minute through a Waqa try. Canberra managed hit back in quick succession through fullback Anthony Milford, much to the delight of the home crowd.
The Melbourne onslaught ensued with Mahe Fonua making it to the try-line after collecting a grubber kick from Brett Finch. Fonua was again involved shortly after when Will Chambers scored following on from the winger’s acrobatics for one of the tries of the season.
It was Fonua again who made it on the score sheet after collecting a perfect Cooper Cronk kick late in the first half.
Melbourne rounded out a stellar first half of football through late tries to Billy Slater and Kevin Proctor to take a 32-4 lead into the main break.
The theme of the match continued shortly from the restart with Fonua completing his hat-trick and a Chambers breakaway try against the run of play in the 48th minute.
Further tries to Slater, Waqa and Tohu Harris put the icing on the cake as Storm finished 68-4 victors.