General The Storm win(No suprise)

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warriorfaithful*_old

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Just checked on nrl.com and it says the storm beat the eels 12-6. Anyone see the game??
 

Northern_Union

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The Storm played poorly as did the Eels BUT theres an old saying that it's the sign of a very team that when they play poorly they still win.

Kidwell and Webster were both hit in nasty but accidental tackles that left both groggy.
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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RS_Dragon said:
The Storm played poorly as did the Eels BUT theres an old saying that it's the sign of a very team that when they play poorly they still win.

Yeah exactly. Im sure the storm dont care if they are winning ugly cos at the end of the day they are winning and still in the hunt for the title.
 

Jesbass_old

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The Storm played very poorly. It wasn't a very pretty match to watch. Kidwell's injury looked pretty horrific - blood everywhere.
 

Jesbass_old

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From www.nrl.com:

Melbourne End Dogged Eels' Campaign

Melbourne ended Parramatta's season and earned a week off after a thrilling 12-6 win in their NRL qualifying final at Olympic Park.

It was a far from convincing performance from the minor premiers, who are looking to win their second NRL crown, but they did enough to hold off the brave Eels who battled until the final whistle.

Parramatta had the chance to level the score with less than three minutes remaining as centre Brett Delaney made a break down the sideline and turned Storm fullback Billy Slater inside out.

However, Slater showed his class to make a last-ditch tackle just metres from the tryline which forced Delaney to throw a pass back in-field, with no Parramatta players able to take the ball.

A try a minute before half-time to hulking Melbourne prop Antonio Kaufusi set up the win, giving the home side a 12-point lead at the break which it probably didn't deserve.

Kaufusi charged on to a pass from dummy half Cameron Smith and bustled across the line, brushing off tackles by Parramatta's PJ Marsh and Luke Burt.

The first half was a fairly even affair, with Parramatta having the better attack but unable to penetrate the Storm's rock solid defence, which was the key to their win.

Melbourne's other points came from winger Steve Turner, who crossed in the corner six minutes into the match off a well-worked set move which caught young Eels winger Jarryd Hayne out of position.

Brushing off the Kaufusi try, the Eels were far from finished and continued to claw their way back into the match against an uncharacteristically lacklustre Storm outfit.

They almost got on the scoreboard in the 51st minute when lock Glenn Morrison chose to ignore unmarked winger Eric Grothe and crashed over the line with Smith and winger Matt Geyer in tow.

However, he was left ruing that decision, after video referees Chris Ward and Phil Cooley ruled he had failed to ground the ball.

Eight minutes later Parramatta posted its first points through second rower Daniel Wagon after halves Tim Smith and John Morris combined to put him into a hole.

With 20 minutes left on the clock and a six minute margin the match was still up for grabs but Parramatta was unable to find another try to tie up the match, with Delaney's break the best effort.

Storm halfback Cooper Cronk, who had an erratic match, attempted a drop goal with seven minutes remaining but the shot fell short and wide to the dismay of the crowd of 15,690.

Melbourne was dealt a major blow before kick-off with gun centre Greg Inglis and first-choice prop Brett White ruled out.

Inglis, the club's leading try-scorer, failed to recover from an Achilles tendon injury while White couldn't overcome a hamstring problem.
 

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