Storm hold tough in Auckland
All the action from Mt. Smart Stadium as Melbourne take on the Warriors in Round 19.
7' Munster with a try saver but it's not enough for us to hold the hosts out. Beale levels the scores for the Warriors and Shaun Johnson then converts. Warriors 6 Melbourne 4
20' Settled into an arm wrestle here but some good signs for us. The backs working hard out wide to get us up field.
23' Nice run from Nelson Asofa-Solomona earns a penalty and propels us up field.
28' Dale is ON! Finucane on the field and makes his return from a thumb injury.
30' Great awareness Jahrome!! Jumps on the Warriors play the ball to create a turnover. On the attack!
36' Welchy goes close!! But he's held up over the try line. We still trail 4-6 approaching half-time.
45' Warriors slide from side to side and eventually break our resistance. Referee checks with the bunker and it is ruled Kata makes a secondary effort and a double movement. No try awarded.
48' Nice pressure as we respond with a grubber up the other end to earn a repeat set. The Warriors regain possession with a short drop out though.
55' Nice from Cameron Smith! Repeat set and we will have a chance at points from close range after Johnson's goal line drop out goes on the full.
62' The Foxx, Jahrome, Suli!! Great runs to get us out of trouble!
74' Warriors on the charge down the right but we close down the space quickly. We still lead 10-6.
75' So close!! Suli spills it with the try line on offer but we will still retain the ball after a late shot from Adam Blair.
77' PENALTY! We kick for points and Cameron Smith puts us out to a 12-6 lead!