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This week in Storm history | June 2 - 8

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

June 2

2006: Melbourne release veteran five-eighth Scott Hill from the final year of his contract.

2009: Storm officials inform five-eighth recruit Brett Finch that his services will not be required by the club in 2010.

2017: Melbourne fullback Billy Slater sends a crystal-clear message to Queensland coach Kevin Walters ahead of State of Origin II with a dazzling display against Newcastle at AAMI Park. Slater crosses for two tries and lays on two more in a 40-12 victory.

June 3

2000: St George Illawarra produce one of the game’s most remarkable turnarounds to beat Melbourne 50-4, just 13 weeks after the Dragons were crushed 70-10 by the same team

2001: Melbourne captain Robbie Kearns is ruled out of the NSW State of Origin side with a rib injury.

2008: Melbourne and NSW coach Craig Bellamy says State of Origin matches should be played on stand-alone weekends however NRL boss David Gallop insists the premiership schedule will not change.

June 6

2012: Melbourne Storm centre Will Chambers is hospitalised with a rare blood disorder that could have proved fatal if left untreated.

2015: Queensland suffer a major blow ahead of State of Origin II when Melbourne halfback Cooper Cronk suffers a torn meniscus in his right knee during the Storm’s 20-0 defeat of Penrith at Pepper Stadium and faces at least a month on the sidelines.

2016: Melbourne confirm the signing of talented Wests Tigers winger Josh Addo-Carr to a three-year deal, beginning in 2017.

June 7

2003: Melbourne five-eighth Scott Hill re-signs with the club in a five-year deal.

June 8

1999: Melbourne Storm officials call for State of Origin representatives to be released back to their clubs on the weekend before the third match if the series is already decided.

2017: Melbourne outlast Cronulla 18-13 in a dramatic encounter at Southern Cross Group Stadium.