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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 21

2004: Melbourne’s David Kidwell is called up to the New Zealand team for the Anzac Test against Australia.

April 22

2010: The Melbourne Storm are rocked by unprecedented penalties after revelations that the club has flouted the salary cap by $1.7 million over five years.

April 23

2003: Melbourne centre Aaron Moule confirms his decision to retire from the game at the age of 25.

April 24

2010: A tightly unified Melbourne playing group fronts the media at AAMI Park 24 hours before the team’s Round 8 clash with the Warriors at Etihad Stadium. Coach Craig Bellamy reads from a prepared statement, admitting "this has been without doubt the toughest 48 hours of our sporting life."

April 25

2010: Defiant Melbourne crush the Warriors 40-6 before a crowd of 23,906 at Etihad Stadium. "Hopefully we can continue the rest of the year like we did tonight," said captain Cameron Smith.

2011: Melbourne’s 10-match winning streak at AAMI Park is brought to a halt by the Warriors, who continue their outstanding results against the Storm with an 18-14 victory.

2015: The 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings is commemorated at games in Auckland, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane that attract almost 115,000 spectators.

2018: Melbourne Storm turn on a first half attacking blitz to set up a 50-10 victory over co-competition leaders the Warriors at AAMI Park. The Storm led 38-0 at halftime.

April 26

2015: Centre Will Chambers is chosen as Australia’s 800th representative for the Anzac Test against New Zealand on May 1.

April 27

2007: Melbourne down the Broncos 28-18 at Suncorp Stadium in a rematch of the 2006 grand finalists

2008: Melbourne fullback Billy Slater is selected to debut for Australia in the Centenary Test against New Zealand.

2010: News Limited CEO John Hartigan tells Melbourne players that several will have to leave the club at the end of the season to enable the club to comply with the salary cap.