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NRL Premiership 
- Round 17 
- Brisbane Broncos V Melbourne Storm 
- 01 July 2016 
- Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Qld 
- Scott Davis

The Broncos became the latest team to fall at the hands of the purple wall last Friday night.

For the sixth time in the last eight games, Storm kept their opposition to a single digit score.

In three of those six games the men in purple have not allowed a single point to be scored against them.

Be at AAMI Park when we take on the Roosters, Saturday 23 July, 7:30pm.

The 48-6 score line at Suncorp Stadium last week may have appeared to be a walk in the park but in the first 15 minutes the story could not have been more different.

Brisbane burst out of the blocks early, restricting Storm to just 32% of possession and forced to make nine tackles inside their own 20.

But the purple wall could not be breached as they flood gates began to open at the other end.

“They put us under a lot of pressure and that is basically where we won the game to be quite honest,” Craig Bellamy said.

“That score line is a bit surreal I suppose. We defended so well in that first 15 minutes and then we go up the other end and scored tries.

“It is strange to come to Suncorp, play the Broncos and get a score like that.”

Storm head into their second bye week with the No.1 ranked defence in the NRL.

Conceding just 11.3 points per game so far this season, Melbourne are on track for the best defensive record in Club history.

With eight games to play there is plenty of work still ahead this year as the Storm defence braces for the business end of the year.

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.