The key numbers and stats following Melbourne’s Round 4 victory over the Tigers in Sydney.
Sunday’s victory took Melbourne’s early season record to four wins and zero losses. It is the fourth time in the Club’s history that Storm has begun a season with a 4-0 record. The last time Craig Bellamy’s side achieved the feat was in 2013.
There was one 40-20 kick for the afternoon and what a crucial one it was. Storm skipper Cameron Smith’s touch finder in the 48th minute of play propelled his side into action. Young Tonumaipea scored off the following set and the Melbourne charge began.
Melbourne’s two wingers Young Tonumaipea and Josh Addo-Carr were prolific in combining for over 400 metres gained between them. Both players were ranked one and two on the field for metres by the end of the match and provided Melbourne with plenty of impetus during the second half.
An error filled opening period of the game put Melbourne on the back foot from the outset. Craig Bellamy’s side conceded 14 errors for the match in what will be an area of focus for improvement during the week. It was Storm’s worst error count so far this season.