Here are the Stats that Matter from our Round 9 clash with the St George Illawarra Dragons at AAMI Park.
Smashing yet another record, the Storm squad have racked up an incredible 335 points so far in the 2022 NRL season. This is the most points scored in first nine rounds of an NRL season for 87 years, since the Sydney Roosters totalled 324 points by Round 9 in 1935.
Second rower, Kenny Bromwich, reached a milestone 200 NRL games yesterday, becoming only the 8th Melbourne Storm player to do so. Retiring to the bench after 73 minutes, due to a HIA, Bromwich made every moment count making the first run from kick-off with a total 96 run metres, 8 hit ups and a 90.9% tackle efficiency.
Rounding out the double milestone match, Nelson Asofa-Solomona recorded his 150th NRL game yesterday. Leading the squad out alongside Bromwich, the prop was denied a fairy-tale try in the first half, but wasn’t to be denied in the second, dedicating Storm’s 6th try to his late father.
Asofa-Solomona made 8 tackle busts, 17 hit-ups for 153 metres and 77 post-contact metres in a match he won’t soon forget.
Munster put his signature magic on show yesterday, pulling off two try assists before scoring one try of his own.
Grabbing the ball before bouncing off-field in the first half, the five-eighth passed to Nick Meaney who was waiting in the wings. Running the length of the field, Meaney went over the line to bring home Storm’s second try of the match.
Munster didn’t stop there showing off a telepathic boot to Jahrome Hughes who got the ball down to score Storm’s fourth try of the afternoon. Three minutes later, Munster went on to cross the line for a try of his own.