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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.

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.