Check out the key stats from Melbourne Storm's Round 2 clash with the Bulldogs.
The Melbourne Storm family welcomed rugby league back to Melbourne with open arms as 17,248 fans headed into AAMI Park to witness the Round 2 match-up.
Marking the first home game of the 2023 season for the Club, it's not too long until the boys in purple run out again at the stadium for their Round 4 clash with the Wests Tigers on March 24.
In only his second game in the purple jersey, Eli Katoa once again showed he was right at home, recording three line breaks Saturday night.
Also recording 3 tackle breaks and the most run-metres of night for Melbourne, Katoa's defensive efforts were a stand-out amongst the squad.
Melbourne Storm welcomed their fourth debutant for the 2023 season, with feeder club gun Kane Bradley running on as player 228.
On field for the final 10 minutes of the play, Bradley went on to clock in 21 post-contact metres and 4 hit-ups.