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 Melbourne Storm
Next Game: The Season has finished
No fears for Tigers over horror NRL draw
18 Mar 2018
A horror draw holds no fears for the Wests Tigers, who have taken down another NRL heavyweight in premiers Melbourne with an impressive defensive display.

The Wests Tigers are continuing to thumb their noses at a horror NRL draw, delivering them meetings with the top-four contenders from last season to open this year.

Many expected the Tigers could be winless after the opening five rounds, having to take on the big guns including two matches against defending premiers Melbourne.

But having travelled south and knocked over the Storm in a 10-8 thriller on Saturday night at AAMI Park, after an opening-round one win over the Sydney Roosters, they have no fears about what's to follow.

"There was a lot of talk about our draw when it came out, playing the top four from last year in the first five weeks, because we've got the Storm again in three weeks' time," said coach Ivan Cleary.

"We looked at it like it was an opportunity to build some confidence, regardless of the results, and we've been able to do that and get the results.

"We definitely have got a lot of improvement in us but, early on in the season, you're never really at your best in your attack ... and we've played two of the best-defensive teams in the comp."

The Tigers can add their name to that list after a very Storm-like defensive display.

They frustrated the premiers with their water-tight goal-line defence, only allowing the Storm to cross in the 64th minute while prop Ben Matulino was in the sin-bin.

Veteran Benji Marshall again starred for the Tigers, organising their attack and troubling the Storm with his kicking game.

Cleary said first-choice five-eighth Josh Reynolds was still battling a hamstring injury and wouldn't be available for their Friday night game against Brisbane.

He said he wasn't sure what he would do with Marshall when Reynolds returned.

"We'll cross that bridge when we come to it," the coach said.

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Last Game: The Storm won against the Canberra Raiders 30 - 10 at Olympic Park, Australia (5429 days ago)  game results here
 Melbourne Storm Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 26 
    Away Wins 11 
 Home Games
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 61 
 Total Goals: 48 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 704 
 Total Points Against: 725 
 Leagues the Melbourne Storm are in
1998 NRL Season, 1998 NRL Finals, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Finals, 2000 NRL Season, 2000 NRL Finals, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Season, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Aaron Moule, Danny Williams, Fifita Moala, Henry Perenara, Ian Sibbit, Junior Langi, Marcus Bai, Matt Geyer, Matt Orford, Matt Rua, Michael Russo, Mitchell Sargent, Peter Robinson, Richard Swain, Robbie Kearns, Scott Hill, Shane Walker, Stephen Kearney, Steven Bell, Willie Leyshon,

 Players in 2001
Ben Roarty, Brad Watts, Brenton Pomery, Brett O'farrell, Paul Sheedy, Paul Staladi, Paul Whatuira, Robbie Ross, Rodney Howe, Rodney Howe, Russell Bawden, Tasesa Lavea,

 Players in 2000
Brett Kimmorely, Paul Marquet, Shannon Hegarty, Tesesa Lavea, Tony Martin,

 Players in 1999
Aseri Laing, Ben Anderson, Craig Smith, Geoff Bell, Glenn Lazarus, Paul Bell, Tawera Nikau, Wyane Evans,
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Last Results

Saturday, 10 May, 2003
Melbourne 30
Canberra 10

Saturday, 3 May, 2003
Melbourne 46
Newcastle 6

Saturday, 26 Apr, 2003
Cowboys 32
Melbourne 12

Sunday, 20 Apr, 2003
Eagles 20
Melbourne 14

Saturday, 12 Apr, 2003
Melbourne 18
Sharks 12

Saturday, 5 Apr, 2003
Newcastle 44
Melbourne 28

Saturday, 22 Mar, 2003
Melbourne 42
Penrith 16

Sunday, 16 Mar, 2003
Melbourne 36
Sharks 32

Saturday, 7 Sep, 2002
Canberra 25
Melbourne 16

Friday, 30 Aug, 2002
Canterbury 24
Melbourne 16

Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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