AAMI Park will host the 13th ANZAC Day meeting between the Melbourne Storm and NZ Warriors on Tuesday night.
First played in 2009, Storm leads the head-to-head by nine wins to two (one draw), with the home team currently on a six-game winning streak – the longest since the ANZAC Day tradition began.
The ANZAC Day match is traditionally the biggest home game of the year for Storm with the Purple Army and Warriors fans coming together to honour our current and past servicemen and women.
Supporters descended on AAMI Park in droves in 2014 - a record crowd of 28,716 watched the match from the stands.
This year is on track for another capacity crowd.
Storm recorded the biggest margin in the series (60 points) in last year’s ANZAC match and Melbourne also scored the most points in an ANZAC game (70).
On a huge night for home team, winger Xavier Coates set a new record for most tries in an ANZAC match with four, one more than Will Chambers who scored three in 2012.
Chambers has scored the most individual tries in the Storm v Warriors ANZAC Day series (six) since its inception, one ahead of Josh Addo-Carr.
Fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen scored the most individual points in an ANZAC game (22 from seven goals and two tries) on his way to winning his first ANZAC Medal in last year’s game.
Club legend Cameron Smith holds the record for the most individual points scored in the series (74), with one try and 35 goals.
Cam Smith has also made the most ANZAC Round appearances since 2009. He played in 10 matches.
Only one player has kicked a field goal in an ANZAC Day game - Brodie Croft in 2019.
The biggest halftime lead was recorded in 2018, when Storm led 38-0.
ANZAC MATCH RESULTS
2009: Storm 14 Warriors 14
2010: Storm 40 Warriors 6
2011: Warriors 18 Storm 14
2012: Storm 32 Warriors 14
2013: Storm 28 Warriors 18
2014: Warriors 16 Storm 10
2016: Storm 42 Warriors 0
2017: Storm 20 Warriors 14
2018: Storm 50 Warriors 10
2019: Storm 13 Warriors 12
2021: Storm 42 Warriors 20
2022: Storm 70 Warriors 10