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This week in Storm history | May 26 - June 1

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

May 26

2007: A late Matt Orford field goal lifts Manly to a 13-12 victory over Melbourne in a top-of-the-ladder clash at Brookvale Oval. Storm fullback Billy Slater is ruled out for six weeks with a broken cheekbone.

May 27

2001: Durable Melbourne hooker Richard Swain plays his 100th consecutive first grade game.

2015: A crowd of 80,122 watch Queensland claim opening honours in the State of Origin series at ANZ Stadium after a late Cooper Cronk field goal lifts the Maroons to an 11-10 victory.

May 28

2004: Melbourne score their first victory in Newcastle, beating the Knights 28-18.

2018: Queensland and Australian fullback Billy Slater announces he will retire from representative football at the end of the State of Origin series.

May 29

2015: Queensland coach Mal Meninga rates Origin I man of the match Cameron Smith as the best hooker he has ever seen.

May 30

2018: Melbourne utility Young Tonumaipea shocks Storm officials and team-mates by deciding to walk away from the NRL at the end of the State of Origin series to pursue a two-year Mormon mission in Germany.

May 31

1998: Melbourne record the biggest win by a debut team in premiership history when they thrash the Gold Coast 62-6 at Olympic Park

2008: Melbourne thump a Bulldogs side missing 11 regular first-graders 46-0 at Olympic Park. The win comes at a cost for the Storm, who lose promising centre Will Chambers for the rest of the season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

June 1

2018: Official Telstra Tracker technology rates Blues winger Josh Addo-Carr as the fastest player selected for Origin I with a top speed of 37.1km/h (for Melbourne v Gold Coast in Round 10), while centre James Roberts is second fastest at 36.2km/h. Will Chambers is the fastest Maroon at 34.3km/h.

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.