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Melbourne's impressive run at the Auckland Nines has comes to an end at the semi-final stage.

Storm looked to have snatched a late victory when Mark Nicholls scored a bonus try to give his side a one-point lead with a minute to play.

However the Roosters were able to take it the lengthy of the field off the very next play to steal the win and a place in the Nines final.

Despite the dissapointing result, Storm fans will be excited from what their side showed across the weekend.

Josh Addo-Carr again found his way onto the trysheet in the semi-final, as did Young Tonumaipea who would be in contention for one of the players of the tournament.

Youngsters Brodie Croft and Scott Drinkwater were impressive again, as was Slade Griffin.

The team will now look ahead to their first trial match of the pre-season against the New Zealand Warriors next Saturday on the Sunshine Coast.

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