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.