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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.