Clinical Storm make it three in a row
All the action and key moments from Newcastle as Storm face off with the Knights in Round 15.
3' The wind causing some trouble with the high balls here. Both sides trade sets and the Knights get an early penalty
5' Strength from Munster with the offload. We're a bit scrappy on the last but good signs early with the footy
10' We're caught a couple of sets in a row on the last tackle but we're looking dangerous into the wind
18' 18' No mistake made with the conversion by Cameron Smith from virtually right in front. Melbourne 6 Newcastle 0
27' We're showing good control with the ball and looking nice an organised in defence so far.
29' Knights had numbers on the left but we pounce on a mistake. Jacks regains possession
31' Ponga goes himself from dummy half and scores for the Knights. It's converted and the scores are locked up. Melbourne 6 Newcastle 6
35' Suli nearly with the immediate reply on the right wing! The ball just falls out of reach.
36' TRY!! What a tackle from Jahrome Hughes! The fullback stopped the Knights in their tracks and moments later Cameron Munster and Josh Addo-Carr combine for a length of the field four pointer! Cameron Smith converts the try into the wind. Melbourne 12 Newcastle 6
39' Some clever thinking from Munster gets us a shot at a penalty goal just on the half time siren.
41' Back underway and Newcastle start the second half with a raid down the right wing. We're on the back foot early
45' The Knights have been dangerous to start the second half and they have capitilised. Ken Sio scores in the corner. Ponga misses the conversion. Melbourne 14 Newcastle 10
50' Scott to Addo-Carr...so close!! Nearly the perfect play.
53' Some strong build up play from Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Cameron Munster, Jahrome Hughes and Christian Welch leads to a penalty in front of the mosts. We kick for points and extend our lead. Melbourne 16 Newcastle 10
55' Josh Addo-Carr is in again and bags a double! The skipper converts. Melbourne 22 Newcastle 10
67' A penalty awarded just over half way - we elect to kick to extend our lead but the skipper pushes it just wide.