Melbourne storm to victory in NRL season opener

The Melbourne Storm have gained their opening match of the NRL season once more, getting the higher of the Brisbane Broncos at dwelling. The Storm got here flying out of the gates, placing on the opening strive of the season within the fourth minute via Jahrome Hughes. It might need been a fraction fortunate, as was their second strive when Curtis Scott scored from long-range, working onto a Jack Fowl dropped ball, however the Storm dominated the primary 25 minutes of the competition with out letting up for a second. Melbourne had been all around the Broncos, and will simply have had three or 4 tries earlier than the Broncos lastly began to settle into the sport if not for a few bombed alternatives, together with a dropped grubber over the road from Felise Kaufusi. The Storm slowed down just a little bit in the direction of the top of the primary half, however nonetheless stayed robust in defence and went into the halftime break 10-Zero forward on the again of taking part in their footy at a excessive tempo and having their ahead pack rolling excessive of the guests. Cameron Munster was additionally excellent, and stayed that manner early within the second half because the Storm ran on one other attempt to go up 14-Zero, with Kenny Bromwich working via an infinite hole within the line of defense to attain. The Broncos appeared out of the sport, however turned issues round with a few fast tries, each to Corey Oates. The primary noticed him tip-toe down the sideline, earlier than he had an offload thrown at him from Jesse Bromwich to attain towards the run of play once more. That may be all of the Broncos needed to cheer about although, as Jesse Bromwich got here up with a strive simply 13 minutes from fulltime to place the sport away off a beautiful Cameron Munster go. The Broncos will seek for their first win subsequent week once they host the North Queensland Cowboys, whereas the Storm hit the highway to play the Raiders. Remaining rating Melbourne Storm 22 Brisbane Broncos 12