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This week in Storm history | April 28 - May 3

We take a look back at significant moments in the club's history during this week in years gone by.

April 28

1991: St Kilda AFL club consider moves to relocate a Sydney league club to Melbourne. Their aim is to become partners in a multi-million dollar poker machine palace in Moorabbin.

2015: Fullback Billy Slater is forced to withdraw from Australia’s line-up for the Anzac Test against New Zealand after failing to recover from a shoulder injury.

April 29

2010: Melbourne players abandon thoughts of appealing the NRL’s sanctions for the club’s salary cap excesses, instead pledging to their fans that they will concentrate on playing for pride for the rest of the season.

2014: Former Melbourne Storm CEO Brian Waldron finally offers an apology for his role in the Storm’s salary cap scandal of 2010. In a website article Waldron admitted to “inappropriate actions” which led to the club being fined $1.6 million, stripped of two premierships, three minor premiership titles and the World Club Challenge title in 2010.

April 30

2005: The Victorian Government confirms that the Olympic Park precinct will undergo a $100 million redevelopment for completion by 2008.

2017: Melbourne fullback Billy Slater scores his first try in almost two years – and finishes with a double – as the Storm overpower St George Illawarra 34-22 in a top of the table clash at WIN Stadium.

2017: Storm captain Cameron Smith breaks the premiership’s all-time goalkicking record when he lands his 943rd career goal, eclipsing Jason Taylor’s 16-year-old record.

May 1

2013: Melbourne tie up centre Will Chambers for a further four seasons.

May 2

2009: Melbourne’s SG Ball team makes history by qualifying for the grand final. The team includes 11 players born and raised in Victoria.

2010: Four Melbourne Storm players are named in the Australian side to meet New Zealand at AAMI Park – Billy Slater, Greg Inglis, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith, while Sika Manu and Adam Blair are chosen in the Kiwi team.

2014: Cameron Smith leads Australia to a 30-18 victory over New Zealand in the Trans-Tasman Test at Allianz Stadium. Australia’s 16th consecutive Test win equals the all-time record established by Australian teams from 1979-83.

May 3

1998: Victorian premier Jeff Kennett prepares to make a formal approach to the NRL to have the Melbourne Storm included as the Victorian representative in an expanded State of Origin series.

2003: Melbourne Storm crush the Newcastle Knights 46-6 at Olympic Park.

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.