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This week in Storm history

April 2020 will become a unique chapter in the club's history given the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

While this April will forever be remembered as a limbo month between part one of the Telstra Premiership and the resumption of our home and away campaign, we take a look back at significant moments in April in years gone by.

April 15

2006: The NRL returns to Adelaide after an eight-year absence when Penrith and Melbourne clash at Hindmarsh Stadium. Fullback Greg Inglis scores a hat-trick of tries in the Storm’s 40-18 victory.

April 16

2011: Melbourne re-sign winger Matt Duffie until the end of 2013.

April 17

2015: Melbourne CEO Mark Evans announces his surprise resignation after two years in the job, leading to the appointment of current CEO Dave Donaghy.

2016: Both wearing jersey number 22, rival wingers Suliasi Vunivalu (Melbourne) and Josh Addo-Carr (Wests Tigers) score tries on debut as the Storm pip the Tigers 19-18 in golden point at Leichhardt Oval. Vunivalu’s try came less than 60 seconds into his maiden appearance in the NRL.

April 18

2008: Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy signs a five-year contract extension to stay with the club until the end of the 2013 season.

2015: The Sydney Roosters slump to a third consecutive defeat when they fall 17-16 to Melbourne in a match of outstanding quality at AAMI Park.

April 19

2002: Melbourne youngster Michael Russo prepares to return to football 10 days after he was involved in a serious car accident with teammate Marty Turner.

April 20

2018: Melbourne fullback Billy Slater is awarded a try in highly controversial circumstances after he is ruled to have legitimately drop-kicked the ball into the in-goal before touching down in his team’s 34-20 defeat of the Broncos.

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.