Check out all the important stats from Saturday’s Magic Round clash with the Panthers.
Day 2 of Suncorp Stadium’s festival of footy saw a huge sell-out crowd of 46,454 rugby league fans.
Melbourne Storm were well-represented with the purple pride turning up in their droves to support their team in what was their biggest clash of the 2022 NRL season so far.
The purple army didn’t let the rain or wet conditions dampen their spirits, making themselves heard all evening.
Justin Olam had another strong game, recording 16 runs for 126 metres, 51 post-contact metres, 2 offloads and 3 tackle breaks.
Throughout the 2022 season so far, the centre has clocked in 1,263 run metres for an impressive average of 126 metres per game.
Despite the loss, the Storm side held their own in defence under a weight of pressure from the Panthers. Despite being forced to defend for long periods of the game, Craig Bellamy’s side recorded 85% tackle efficiency – matching that of the Panthers.
In a rich vein of form to start 2022, Nick Meaney kept his hot streak going on Saturday night scoring his seventh try of the season. It was also the fourth consecutive game in which Meaney has scored after he got on the end of a pinpoint Cameron Munster kick to open Melbourne’s account.
Magic Munster finds Meaney in the corner