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This week in Storm history.

July 21

2006: Winger Matt Geyer becomes the first player from the Victorian franchise to play 200 games for the club.

2008: Referee Gavin Badger sends St George Illawarra prop Jason Ryles from the field after an innocuous incident involving Melbourne prop Jeff Lima in a drama-charged Monday Night clash at Olympic Park. The send-off was preceded by a wild brawl that ended with three players sent to the sin bin. The Storm won 26-0. Ryles was not charged by the match review committee and Badger was later dumped from first grade.

2010: The Melbourne Storm appoints former IT company managing director Ron Gauci as the club’s new chief executive.

2012: A day after Stephen Kearney announces he is standing down as Parramatta coach, the Eels conjure one of the boil-overs of the season by downing competition leaders Melbourne 16-10 at Parramatta Stadium. The loss is the Storm’s fourth in succession.

July 22

2017: Melbourne suffer a double injury blow on their way to a 20-14 victory over Canberra at GIO Stadium. Fullback Billy Slater is carried from the field heavily concussed after a late and high tackle by Raiders forward Sia Soliola while captain Cameron Smith is forced off early in the second half with a pectoral muscle injury.

July 23

1997: Super League supremo Ian Frykberg says a Melbourne side will not be included in any national competition unless it can prove to be self‑supporting.

2002: Melbourne sign Brisbane rookie Robert Tanielu and re-sign Junior Langi, Kirk Reynoldson and Cameron Smith.

July 24

1998: The Melbourne Storm emerge as a genuine premiership threat after their 32-16 defeat of Newcastle at Olympic Park

2002: Melbourne sign St Gregory’s College star Ryan Hoffman for two seasons.

July 25

1999: Melbourne inflict Cronulla’s first loss for the season at Shark Park with a 26-18 victory

2002: Canberra confirm the signing of Melbourne forward Matt Rua.

2015: The Melbourne Storm down St George Illawarra 22-4 in a history-making clash at Napier’s McLean Park. A crowd of 14,532 attends the first NRL game at the Hawke’s Bay venue

July 26

2000: Northern Eagles halfback Matt Orford signs a two-year deal with the Melbourne Storm.

July 27

2000: Melbourne coach Chris Anderson launches an amazing attack on the Brisbane Broncos, labelling them as arrogant and accusing them of putting themselves ahead of the game.

2003: Long-serving Melbourne winger Marcus Bai signs a two-year deal with Leeds.

2004: Bulldogs forward Jamie Feeney signs with Melbourne for three years.

2007: The Sydney Roosters down Melbourne 26-16 at Sydney Football Stadium in the season’s biggest upset. Caretaker coach Brad Fittler claims his third successive win and is given a standing ovation by fans.

2008: The incredible winning run of Melbourne second-rower Michael Crocker ends at 33 when the Storm are upset 8-6 by the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium.

2019: Manly captain Daly Cherry-Evans lands a 25-metre golden point field goal to secure an 11-10 win over arch-rivals the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park.