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This week in Storm history | July 1 - 6

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

July 1

2006: Melbourne centre Jake Webster agrees to a three-year deal with the Gold Coast Titans.

2016: Brisbane’s premiership hopes are dealt a serious jolt when Melbourne hand them a 48-6 hiding at Suncorp Stadium. It is the Broncos’ biggest loss at their home venue. Exciting Fijian winger Suliasi Vunivalu crosses for a hat-trick of tries for the Storm, lifting his debut season tally to 16 tries from 10 games.

2017: Melbourne and South Sydney officials organize a player swap with Robbie Rochow granted an immediate release to join the Storm and Dean Britt cleared to transfer to the Rabbitohs.

July 2

2004: Melbourne inflict a record defeat on a defending premier when they crush Penrith 66-14 at Olympic Park. Halfback Matt Orford kicks a record 11 goals for the Storm

2018: Billy Slater is named Queensland’s captain for the final match of his State of Origin Career.

July 3

2018: Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says second-rower Ryan Hoffman is the best clubman he has coached as the 34-year-old announces he will retire at the end of the 2018 season.

July 4

2012: Queensland complete their seventh consecutive series win with a 21-20 victory over New South Wales in a classic State of Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium. A 41-metre field goal by Maroons halfback Cooper Cronk seals the win six minutes from fulltime. The game is watched by a record national television audience of 4,041 million, including a five capital city average of 2.68 million.

2019: Melbourne captain Cameron Smith lands a penalty goal to sink St George Illawarra 16-14 at WIN Stadium and become the first player in premiership history to score 2,500 points. The win hands coach Craig Bellamy his 300th victory since taking the helm of the Storm in 2003. It’s the debut game for Billy Walters and Tino Fa’asuamaleaui.

July 5

2001: Melbourne celebrate their 100th game of premiership football with a record-breaking 64-0 demolition of the Wests Tigers at Colonial Stadium. Durable hooker Richard Swain plays his 100th consecutive game for the club.

July 6

2016: The Melbourne Storm suffer a new injury blow when imposing forward Jordan McLean is sidelined for six weeks with an ankle injury.

2016: Promising Storm back-rower Felise Kaufusi is called into the Queensland Origin squad as 18th man.