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It was not the start to the Auckland Nines campaign they were after but Melbourne Storm will learn a lot out of their opening game against the Broncos.

The men in purple were forced to defend for much of the 18 minutes, eventually going down 18-4.

A clear highlight in the game was Cameron Munster's performance in the No.6 jersey as he showed clear signs of his playmaking ability.

New recruit Josh Addo-Carr also opened his Storm account, scoring his first try in the purple jersey.

That try proceeded a brilliant tackle from Addo-Carr at the other end of the field, that saw him chase down James Roberts metres from the try line.

Brisbane took a 10-nil lead into half-time before Melbourne hit the scoreboard shortly after the restart.

However two late tries to the Broncos put the result out of reach.

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