Melbourne Storm scramble home against Gold Coast Titans


Frustrated five-eighth Cameron Munster was the main offender, penalised twice for dissent as well as making three costly errors.

Munster was frank in his assessment of his game when interviewed as he walked off for half-time: “I don’t want to swear on national television but that’s absolute shit from me,” he said.

Justin Olam fends off Tyrone Peachey.Credit:AAP

No doubt Bellamy agreed. Whatever the coach had to say at half-time, it worked. Melbourne second-rower Kenny Bromwich offloaded to full-back Ryan Papenhuyzen for a try three minutes into the second term.

The lead blew out to 10 points when Kenny’s brother Jesse put Dale Finucane across, with the Storm back in control.

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The Titans’ first-half try was a special, with winger Jesse Arthars leaping high above Josh Addo-Carr to snatch a Nathan Peats bomb.

Arthars didn’t return for the second half after failing a HIA test when he was up-ended as Addo-Carr tunnelled under him while going up for a high ball.

Although it appeared Addo-Carr was nudged into him, the Storm winger might find himself in some trouble with the match review committee.

Scott was put on report for a dangerous tackle on Titans winger Phillip Sami and Gold Coast hooker Mitch Rein faced the same fate for a second-half tackle on Brandon Smith.



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