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Relive our inaugural premiership

Our 2019 finals campaign begins this weekend with a qualifying final against the Canberra Raiders at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

As we strive for the ultimate glory, celebrate the club's rich history by reliving our inaugural premiership with this full match replay:

Full Match Replay: Storm v Dragons - Grand Final, 1999

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After finishing the 1999 regular season in third place, Melbourne Storm managed a feat precious few expected the Victorian expansion side would achieve so quickly - winning the club's inaugural premiership in only its second year of existence.

Trailing 14-0 to the St George Illawarra Dragons at half-time, a resilient playing group with unwavering belief clawed their way back to be only 18-14 down with just three minutes to play.

In front of 107,999 fans - still the biggest crowd in NRL history - a season-defining penalty try was awarded to Storm winger Craig Smith, who was out cold after copping a left hook around the throat.

With Smith down, five-eighth Matt Geyer was responsible for converting the try and he kicked truly - capping one of the great NRL comebacks and clinching the premiership.

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.