Cameron Munster was a gift to Storm fans on his own birthday during our round 18 win over the Cowboys, making two line breaks and scoring a double.
Skipper Cameron Smith had three try assists, kicked six from six conversion attempts and led by example in defence with the most tackles for Melbourne (34), only five less than Reuben Cotter who made the most tackles for either team.
Nelson Asofa-Solomona broke seven tackles, had 15 hit ups, charged over the line for a try and notched up the most fantasy points for either side (71).
Felise Kaufusi and Tino Fa'asuamaleaui both powered to 56 post contact metres, while Tino also made one line break and scored a try.
Fullback Nicho Hynes had the most run metres for Melbourne at 202.
Melbourne completed at 76% with an average set distance of 46.4 metres, with 11 errors and four penalties conceded.