2017 Melbourne Storm season

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2017 Melbourne Storm season
NRL Rank 16th (wooden spoon)
Play-off result Premiers
2017 record Wins: 0; Draws: 0; Losses: 4
Points scored For: 0; Against: 1856
Team information
CEO Dave Donaghy
Coach Craig Bellamy
Captain
Stadium AAMI Park (30,050 capacity)
Avg. Attend. 18,375 (new record)
High. Attend. 44,127 (at Suncorp Stadium)
Top scorers
Tries Suliasi Vunivalu (23)
Josh Addo-Carr (23)
Goals Cameron Smith (92)
Points Cameron Smith (192)
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The 2017 Melbourne Storm season was the 20th in the club's history. They competed in the 2017 NRL season and at the end of the Regular season had finished in 1st place earning them their third legitimate minor premiership. The team was coached by Craig Bellamy, coaching the club for his 15th consecutive season. Melbourne Storm were also captained by Cameron Smith, who has been the sole captain for the team since 2008—making this his 10th consecutive season. Cameron Smith broke a number of league, club and personal records throughout the 2017 season including the NRL games record for the most games played, league record for the most wins as a captain, a personal best for the most points in a game and also scored his 2000th career point and 1000th career goal, the first time any player has achieved this.

With the Storm finishing first, they received a home Qualifying final against the Parramatta Eels which they won giving them a week off and a home Preliminary Final. The Storm defeated the Brisbane Broncos 30-0 to qualify them for the 2017 NRL Grand Final against the North Queensland Cowboys. Melbourne Storm dominated the Grand Final to earn them their 3rd official Premiership 34 - 6.

Season summary

  • Auckland Nines: The Melbourne Storm commenced their season competing in the annual Auckland Nines competition. After winning two of their three pool games they qualified for the finals. The Storm defeated the North Queensland Cowboys in the Quarter finals before going down to the Sydney Roosters in the Semi Finals and ending their tournament.[1]
  • 11 February: In the Storm's first trial game they came back to win 30–18 after trailing 18-0 at halftime.[2]
  • Round 1: Ryley Jacks and Josh Addo Carr make their Melbourne Storm debuts against the Canterbury Bulldogs. Will Chambers also played his 150th Game.
  • Round 2: The Storm defeat the New Zealand Warriors in very wet conditions 26–10. Cameron Smith scored 5 goals from 5 attempts, an impressive display given the conditions. The 10 points he scored also took him past 2000 career NRL points[3] becoming the first forward, the first Queenslander, and just the fifth player in history to have achieved the milestone.[4] Vincent Leualai and Joe Stimson make their playing debuts for the storm.
  • Round 4: After a terrible start, which saw the Storm down 14-0 at the 38th minute mark of the game, the Storm scored 22 unanswered points to come back to win 22-14 against Wests Tigers.[5]
  • Round 5: Melbourne defeat Penrith in their biggest win this season to date. The win was notable because it was Cameron Smith's 238th first grade win, surpassing Darren Lockyer's record and therefore making him the most successful player in history.[6] Mark Nicholls made his debut for the Storm and Tui Kamikamica made his NRL playing debut.[7][8] In addition, following this victory, Melbourne Storm remained the only undefeated side in the competition.
  • 4 April: Cooper Cronk announces that he will leave Melbourne Storm at the conclusion of the 2017 season and relocate to Sydney for personal reasons.[9] At this time, he did not make it clear as to which club he will continue his career at or if indeed he will continue at all, as he will be 34 years of age by 2018.
  • Round 8: In the annual ANZAC Day Game, Melbourne Storm defeated the New Zealand Warriors 20–14 in a hard fought, even contest.
  • 26 April: The ANZAC Test squad is named with three Storm players named to take part. Will Chambers, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith as captain in his 50th test match for Australia.[10]
  • Round 9: Melbourne defeated St George Illawarra 34–22 in the Storm first win in Wollongong since 2005 to move 2 game clear on top of the NRL table. Cameron Smith also broke the all time league goal kicking record during the game and Cameron Munster played his 50th Game.[11]
  • Round 10: Melbourne travelled to Suncorp stadium Brisbane for a "Home" game. The game was quite extraordinary for it's high scoring in which Melbourne scored an NRL record equalling[12] 36 points in a losing game with the Gold Coast Titans scoring two late tries to score 38 points. Cameron Smith also scored 12 points which is the highest amount of points in a game thus far. Billy Slater also scored his 700th career point with his try.
  • Round 13: The Storm consolidate top spot on the table with their biggest win of the season to date defeating the Newcastle Knights 40–12. Felise Kaufusi played his 50th game and Brandon Smith made his playing debut and also scored his first try.[13]
  • 12 June: State of Origin game 2 teams are announced with 5 Storm players making the Queensland team. Cameron Smith (Captain), Cooper Cronk and Will Chambers all played in Game 1 while Billy Slater has been recalled after 2 years on the side line due to injury. In addition, Tim Glasby was also announced to make his debut.
  • Round 15: With many players missing due to State of Origin duty, a number of players made their return to the side including Curtis Scott making his first appearance in 2017, and Brodie Croft his first appearance in almost 12 months, also Mark Nicholls and Joe Stimson. Dean Britt made his playing debut. The game was very close against the equally depleted Cowboys which ended up going into Golden Point extra time and it was Brodie Croft that kicked the winning field goal.
  • Round 16: Jahrome Hughes makes his debut for the Storm in the teams narrow 1 point Golden Point loss to the Roosters.
  • Round 17: Melbourne defeated Brisbane 42-12 in their biggest win of the season thus far.
  • 3 July: Stet of Origin Game 3 teams are announced with six Storm players making the Queensland team.Cameron Smith (Captain), Cooper Cronk, Will Chambers, Billy Slater and Tim Glasby all return from Game 2 with Cameron Munster announced to make his debut.[14]
  • Round 18: An undermanned Storm, (due to six players being absent on State of Origin duties), lose their fourth game of the season 22-6 to the Parramatta Eels with Nate Myles making his Storm debut.
  • Round 21: Cameron Smith runs out for his 350th Game placing him equal second on the all time list with Terry Lamb. The Storm had a 40-6 win over the Sea Eagles the biggest win to date over the Sea Eagles[15]
  • Round 23: The Storm narrowly defeated the Sydney Roosters to move three games clear on top of the ladder. The win was notable for a Penalty Try awarded to Suliasi Vunivalu in the first half, and in particular 12 of the Storms 16 points coming off penalties.
  • Round 24 - The Storm thump the Newcastle Knights 44-12 in the clubs highest scoring game this season to date. Brodie Croft also became the first Storm player to score 3 tries in a game this season. The win also secured Storm the 2017 Minor Premiership.[16]
  • Round 25 - Melbourne Storm demolish the South Sydney Rabbitohs 64-6 in their 5th biggest win in their history. The Storm scored 11 tries with Cameron Smith kicking 9 out of 9 goals and scoring a try this gave him 22 points for the game, his highest ever total in a single game and this was also his 250th win as captain. The win was by far the biggest of the season so far and it was also the largest score so far. Suliasi Vunivalu and Josh Addo -Carr also scored 3 tries apiece.
  • Round 26 - Melbourne Storm defeat the Canberra Raiders 32-6 in the final home and away game of the season. This game was notable as Cameron Smith played his 355th game which drew him level with Darren Lockyer's NRL record for the most number of games played. In addition, it was also Cooper Cronk's final home and away game for the Storm, Nelson Asofa-Solomona played his 50th game and the Storm were awarded the J. J. Giltinan Shield for winning the Minor Premiership following the game.
  • Finals Week 1 - Cameron Smith sets a new NRL record for the most games played, when he ran out for his 356th Game surpassing Darren Lockyer.
  • Finals Week 3 - Melbourne Storm Qualify for their second consecutive Grand Final defeating the Brisbane Broncos 30-0. Cameron Smith also scored his 1000th Goal during the game becoming the first NRL player to do so.
  • Finals Week 4 - 2017 NRL Grand Final - The Melbourne Storm deafeat the North Queensland Cowboys 34 - 6 to win the 2017 Premiership, Billy Slater claimed his second Clive Churchill Medal. The match was notable for it being Cooper Cronk's final game for the Melbourne Storm. Other departing players from the Grand Final side were Tohu Harris, Slade Griffin and Jordan McLean.

Milestone games

Round Player Milestone
Round 1 Ryley Jacks NRL debut
Round 1 Josh Addo-Carr Storm debut
Round 1 Will Chambers 150th Game
Round 2 Vincent Leuluai Storm debut
Round 2 Joe Stimson NRL debut
Round 2 Cameron Smith 2000 Career Points
Round 5 Mark Nicholls Storm debut
Round 5 Tui Kamikamica NRL debut
Round 9 Cameron Munster 50th Game
Round 10 Billy Slater 700 Career Points
Round 13 Felise Kaufusi 50th Game
Round 13 Brandon Smith NRL debut
Round 15 Dean Britt NRL debut
Round 16 Jahrome Hughes Storm debut
Round 18 Nate Myles Storm debut
Round 21 Cameron Smith 350th Game
Round 26 Nelson Asofa-Solomona 50th Game
Finals Week 1 Cameron Smith 356th Game (new NRL Record)
Finals Week 3 Cameron Smith 1000th Goal

Awards

Dally M Awards Night

Melbourne Storm players walked away from rugby league’s Dally M awards on 27 September 2017 with a total of six Dally M awards. Cameron Smith was named the Dally M Player of the Year for a second time after winning his first in 2006, 11 years ago. With this win, he also became the oldest player in history to win the award at 34 years of age. It was also the second consecutive win for the club after Cooper Cronk's win in 2016 and the fifth win in total. Smith was also crowned the Dally M Hooker of the Year and Dally M Captain of the Year. Billy Slater was crowned fullback of the year capping a remarkable return to form following a 2 year lay off with a shoulder injury. Craig Bellamy was named coach of the year for the fourth time and Suliasi Vunivalu received his award for Top Try Scorer. [17]

The six awards won were:

Rugby League Players Association Awards Night

Melbourne Storm Awards Night

Additional Awards

Fixtures

Pre-season

Source:[18]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Mel. Opp. Source
4 February Auckland Nines Pool Games Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand Loss 4 18 [19]
Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Win 14 6
5 February Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Win 20 10
Auckland Nines Quarter Final North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Win 25 12
Auckland Nines Semi Final Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Loss 16 21
11 February Trial New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast Win 30 18 [20]
18 February Trial Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs North Hobart Oval, Hobart Loss 24 28 [21]

Regular season

Source:[22]

NOTE: All Melbourne Storm home games in 2017 are at AAMI Park with the exception of the Round 10 Home game against Gold Coast Titans which was played at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The game was part of a double header with the Brisbane Broncos vs. Manly Sea Eagles game being played immediately after.

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Mel. Opp. Tries Goals Field Goals Report
3 March 1 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Belmore Sports Ground, Sydney Win 12 6 C Blair, S Vunivalu C Smith 2/3 [23]
10 March 2 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 26 10 K Bromwich, C Blair, S Vunivalu, C Cronk C Smith 5/5 [24]
16 March 3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 14 12 R Jacks, J Addo-Carr C Smith 3/3 [25]
26 March 4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Leichhardt Oval, Balmain Win 22 14 N Asofa-Solomona, Y Tonumaipea, C Blair, J Addo-Carr C Smith 3/4 [26]
1 April 5 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 28 6 S Vunivalu (2), W Chambers, C Cronk, J Addo-Carr C Smith 4/6 [27]
9 April 6 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks AAMI Park, Melbourne Loss 2 11 C Smith 1/1 [28]
15 April 7 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval, Manly Win 30 26 S Vunivalu (2), F Kaufusi (2), Y Tonumaipea, J Addo-Carr C Smith 3/6 [29]
25 April 8 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 20 14 N Asofa-Solomona, C Cronk, J Addo-Carr, F Kaufusi C Smith 2/5 [30]
30 April 9 St. George colours.svg St George-Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium, Wollongong Win 34 22 S Vunivalu (2), J Addo-Carr (2), B Slater (2) C Smith 5/6 [31]
13 May 10 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Loss 36 38 C Cronk (2), B Slater, W Chambers, J Stimson, C Blair C Smith 6/6 [32]
21 May 11 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs NIB Stadium, Perth Win 14 6 W Chambers, J Addo-Carr, S Vunivalu C Smith 1/3 [33]
28 May 12 Bye
2 June 13 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 40 12 S Vunivalu (2), B Slater (2), J Addo-Carr, F Kaufusi, B Smith, C Blair C Munster 4/8 [34]
8 June 14 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks Southern Cross Group Stadium, Sydney Win 18 13 F Kaufusi (2), T Glasby C Smith 3/3 [35]
17 June 15 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys AAMI Park, Melbourne Win (GP) 23 22 C Scott (2), B Smith, F Kaufusi C Munster 3/4 B Croft 1/1 [36]
24 June 16 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Loss (GP) 24 25 J Addo-Carr (2), S Vunivalu, J Hughes, B Croft C Munster 2/5 [37]
30 June 17 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Win 42 12 S Vunivalu (2), J Addo-Carr (2), C Scott (2), C Smith, B Slater C Smith 5/8 [38]
8 July 18 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels AAMI Park, Melbourne Loss 6 22 J Hughes J Stimson 1/1 [39]
17 July 19 Bye
22 July 20 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders GIO Stadium, Canberra Win 20 14 D Finucane (2), W Chambers C Smith 2/2, C Munster 2/4 [40]
30 July 21 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Sea Eagles AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 40 6 J Hughes, S Vunivalu, J Stimson, K Bromwich, W Chambers, C Cronk, J Addo-Carr C Smith 6/8 [41]
4 August 22 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville Win 26 8 J Addo-Carr (2), S Vunivalu (2), W Chambers C Smith 3/5 [42]
12 August 23 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 16 13 S Vunivalu (pen), J Stimson C Smith 4/5 [43]
19 August 24 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle Win 44 12 B Croft (3), C Scott, D Finucane, W Chambers, S Vunivalu, N Asofa-Solomona C Smith 5/7, D Finucane 1/1 [44]
26 August 25 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 64 6 S Vunivalu (2), S Vunivalu (pen), J Addo-Carr (3), C Munster, C Smith, B Slater, T Glasby, T Harris C Smith 9/9, C Munster 1/2 [45]
2 September 26 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 32 6 T Harris (2), F Kaufusi, J Bromwich, S Vunivalu C Smith 6/6 [46]

Finals

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Mel. Opp. Tries Goals Field Goals Report
9 September Week 1 - Qualifying Final Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 18 16 J Addo-Carr, K Bromwich, B Slater C Smith 3/4 [47]
22 September Week 3 - Preliminary Final Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos AAMI Park, Melbourne Win 30 0 B Slater (2), J Addo-Carr, N Asofa-Solomona C Smith 6/6, T Harris 1/1 [48]
1 October Week 4 - Grand Final North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys ANZ Stadium, Sydney Win 34 6 J Addo-Carr (2), F Kaufusi, B Slater, D Finucane, C Scott C Smith 5/6 [49]

Ladder

Pos Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm (P) 24 20 0 4 2 633 336 +297 44
2 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 17 0 7 2 500 428 +72 38
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 16 0 8 2 597 433 +164 36
4 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 16 0 8 2 496 457 +39 36
5 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 15 0 9 2 476 407 +69 34
6 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 14 0 10 2 552 512 +40 32
7 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 13 0 11 2 504 459 +45 30
8 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 13 0 11 2 467 443 +24 30
9 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 12 0 12 2 533 450 +83 28
10 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 11 0 13 2 558 497 +61 26
11 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 10 0 14 2 360 455 −95 24
12 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 9 0 15 2 464 564 −100 22
13 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 7 0 17 2 444 575 −131 18
14 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 7 0 17 2 413 571 −158 18
15 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 7 0 17 2 448 638 −190 18
16 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 5 0 19 2 428 648 −220 14


2017 Coaching Staff

  • Craig Bellamy - Head Coach
  • Adam O'Brien - Assistant Coach
  • Jason Ryles - Assistant Coach
  • Eric Smith - U/20s Head Coach
  • Marc Brentnall – Development Coach
  • Aaron Bellamy – Development Coach
  • Frank Ponissi - Football Director
  • Nick Maxwell - Leadership Coach
  • Craig McRae – Kicking & Catching Coach

2017 Squad

List current as of 3 July 2017 (a): This column denotes the previous RL club the player was signed to and played first grade RL for. If they are yet to debut then this is stipulated. If they were merely signed to the club but did not play then it is not counted.

Cap Nat. Player name Position First Storm Game Previous First Grade RL club (a)
55 Australia Cameron Smith (c) HK 2002 Australia Melbourne Storm
60 Australia Billy Slater FB 2003 Australia Melbourne Storm
73 Australia Cooper Cronk HB 2004 Australia Melbourne Storm
98 Australia Will Chambers CE 2007 Australia Melbourne Storm
119 New Zealand Jesse Bromwich PR 2010 Australia Melbourne Storm
128 Australia Robbie Rochow SR 2010 Australia South Sydney Rabbitohs
144 New Zealand Slade Griffin HK,LK 2013 Australia Melbourne Storm
145 New Zealand Tohu Harris SR,LK,FE 2013 Australia Melbourne Storm
149 New Zealand Kenny Bromwich PR,SR,LK 2013 Australia Melbourne Storm
150 Australia Jordan McLean PR 2013 Australia Melbourne Storm
153 Australia Tim Glasby PR,SR 2013 Australia Melbourne Storm
156 Samoa Young Tonumaipea WG,FB 2014 Australia Melbourne Storm
160 Australia Cameron Munster FE,FB,HB,HK 2014 Australia Melbourne Storm
162 Australia Dale Finucane PR,SR,LK 2015 Australia Canterbury Bulldogs
164 Tonga Felise Kaufusi PR 2015 Australia Melbourne Storm
166 New Zealand Nelson Asofa-Solomona SR, PR 2015 Australia Melbourne Storm
167 Australia Christian Welch SR, PR 2015 Australia Melbourne Storm
170 Australia Curtis Scott CE,WG 2016 Australia Melbourne Storm
171 Fiji Suliasi Vunivalu WG 2016 Australia Melbourne Storm
172 Australia Cheyse Blair WG,CE 2016 Australia Manly Sea Eagles
174 Australia Brodie Croft HB 2016 Australia Melbourne Storm
176 Australia Josh Addo-Carr WG, FB 2017 Australia Wests Tigers
177 Canada Ryley Jacks FE 2017 Australia Melbourne Storm
178 Australia Vincent Leuluai SR, PR 2017 Australia Sydney Roosters
179 Australia Joe Stimson SR, LK 2017 Australia Melbourne Storm
180 Australia Mark Nicholls PR,SR 2017 Australia Canberra Raiders
181 Fiji Tui Kamikamica SR, PR 2017 Australia Melbourne Storm
182 New Zealand Brandon Smith HK 2017 Australia Melbourne Storm
184 New Zealand Jahrome Hughes FE, FB 2017 Australia North Queensland Cowboys
185 Australia Nate Myles PR,SR,LK 2017 Australia Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Australia Scott Drinkwater TBC Yet to debut Australia Melbourne Storm
Papua New Guinea Justin Olam WG, CE Yet to debut Australia Melbourne Storm
New Zealand Jeremy Hawkins WG, CE Yet to debut Australia Canberra Raiders
Australia Jake Turpin TBC Yet to debut Australia Melbourne Storm
Samoa Charlie Galo TBC Yet to debut Australia Melbourne Storm

Player movements

Source:[50][51]

Representative honours

The following players have played a first grade representative match in 2017. (C) = Captain

2017 All Stars match[52] City Vs
Country
[53]
International Weekend 1
[54]
State of Origin 1[55] State of Origin 2 [56] State of Origin 3[57] World Cup 2

[58]

Jordan McLean
World All Stars
Australia
Josh Addo-Carr
City
Dale Finucane
Country
Cheyse Blair
Country
Will Chambers
Australia
Queensland
Queensland
Queensland
Australia
Cooper Cronk
Australia
Queensland
Queensland
Queensland
Australia
Cameron Smith
Australia (C)
Queensland (C)
Queensland (C)
Queensland (C)
Australia (C)
Jesse Bromwich
New Zealand (C)
Kenny Bromwich
New Zealand
New Zealand
Felise Kaufusi
Tonga
Australia
Justin Olam
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
Suliasi Vunivalu
Fiji
Fiji
Tui Kamikamica
Fiji
Fiji
Billy Slater
Queensland
Queensland
Australia
Tim Glasby
Queensland
Queensland
Cameron Munster
Queensland
Australia
Nelson Asofa-Solomona
New Zealand
Young Tonumaipea
Samoa

1: Rugby League International Weekend: consisted of four games being played over the weekend of 5–7 May 2017. This included the 2017 Anzac Test (Australia vs. New Zealand) and the three Pacific Tests (Fiji vs. Tonga, Papua New Guinea vs. Cook Islands and England vs. Samoa). In addition a Junior Kangaroos vs. Junior Kiwis (Under 20s) game was also played as a curtain raiser to the ANZAC test Curtis Scott and Brodie Croft were selected to play for the Junior Kangaroos with Croft chosen as Captain. Players that were selected in the squads but did not play are not listed.

2: Players listed here have played at least one World Cup match for their nation. Austalia named 7 Storm players including Felise Kaufusi who earlier this year played for Tonga.

Squad statistics

Statistics Source:[59]and[60]

Statistics Current to the end of the 2017 NRL regular season (this table does not include finals matches)

Name App T G FG Pts
Josh Addo-Carr 24 19 0 0 76
Nelson Asofa-Solomona 23 3 0 0 12
Cheyse Blair 13 5 0 0 20
Dean Britt 1 0 0 0 0
Jesse Bromwich 20 1 0 0 4
Kenny Bromwich 23 2 0 0 8
Will Chambers 20 7 0 0 28
Brodie Croft 4 4 0 1 17
Cooper Cronk 19 6 0 0 24
Dale Finucane 23 3 1 0 14
Tim Glasby 20 2 0 0 8
Slade Griffen 11 0 0 0 0
Tohu Harris 11 3 0 0 12
Jahrome Hughes 4 3 0 0 12
Ryley Jacks 12 1 0 0 4
Tui Kamikamica 2 0 0 0 0
Felise Kaufusi 24 8 0 0 32
Vincent Leuluai 2 0 0 0 0
Jordan McLean 17 0 0 0 0
Cameron Munster 18 1 12 0 28
Nate Myles 3 0 0 0 0
Mark Nicholls 9 0 0 0 0
Robbie Rochow 1 0 0 0 0
Curtis Scott 10 5 0 0 20
Billy Slater 18 7 0 0 28
Brandon Smith 3 2 0 0 8
Cameron Smith 20 2 78 0 164
Joe Stimson 15 3 1 0 14
Young Tonumaipea 6 2 0 0 8
Suliasi Vunivalu 23 23 0 0 92
Christian Welch 8 0 0 0 0
31 Players used 112 92 1 633

Scorers

Most Points in a Game: 22 points

  • Round 25: Cameron Smith (1 Try, 9 Goals) vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs

NOTE: This score was a new personal best by Cameron Smith

Most tries in a Game: 3

  • Round 24: Brodie Croft vs. Newcastle Knights
  • Round 25: Suliasi Vunivalu vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs (incl Penalty Try)
  • Round 25: Josh Addo-Carr vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs

Winning Games

Highest score in a winning game: 64 points

  • Round 25 vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs

Lowest score in a winning game: 12 points

  • Round 1 vs. Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

Greatest winning margin: 58 points

  • Round 25 vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs

Greatest number of Games won consecutively: 10

  • Round 20 to 2017 Grand Final (unbroken streak)

Losing Games

Highest score in a losing game: 36 points

  • Round 10 vs. Gold Coast Titans

NOTE: This equalled the league record for the highest score in a losing game.[61]

Lowest score in a losing game: 2 points

  • Round 6 vs. Cronulla Sharks

Greatest losing margin: 16 points

  • Round 18 vs. Parramatta Eels

Greatest number of Games lost consecutively: 1

  • Round 6, Round 10, Round 16, Round 18

Jersey

In November 2016, the club announced that it had signed a new deal with ISC to provide all their high quality apparel to Storm players, coaches, staff and fans for the next five years. They also announced that while the ISC logo will now appear in the jersey the actual design of the home and away strips will remain the same from 2016.[62] Melbourne Storm only 12 months earlier signed a five-year deal with Star Athletic to provide all of its apparel; however it is unclear as to why this deal ended after only one year.[63]

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