On 25 April 2018 - ANZAC Day - Melbourne Storm wore a special version of their 2017 Jersey with a red "Poppy" V to commemorate ANZAC Day. Robbie Kearns: 169 Storm games (1998-2005), 18 tries, 17. 30 May 2018 - Young Tonumaipea announces he will leave the club to take up a Mormon mission in Germany. 1Storm players that did not play in the World Club Challenge played the Trial game. Greg Inglis: 117 Storm games (2005-10), 78 tries, 2007, 2009 Grand Final winner, 7. Cooper Cronk: 323 Storm games (2004-2017), 92 tries, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017 Grand Final winner, 8. Melbourne Storm Head Coach Craig Bellamy said; “While it feels like the season has only just ended, I’m looking forward to pre-season starting with our new group of players with our squad now finalised. Players that debuted in … Young Tonumaipea also played his final game for the Storm. Sam Kasiano scored his first try for the Storm. Cooper Cronk Feeder Club Player of the Year: This page was last edited on 29 July 2020, at 07:16. Round 5 - Was Craig Bellamy's 400th as coach. Or, Telstra customers get $10 off Kayo per month for 12 months. Purple appears around the edging of the sleeves, identical to the home jersey. Round 12 - Sam Kasioano and Dale Finucare both play their 150th NRL games in the one point win over the Cowboys. Melbourne Storm has finalised its 2018 playing squad ahead of the first group of players starting pre-season training in the first week of November. Round 16 - Melbourne Score a field goal in the final minute to win 9-8 over the Roosters in Adelaide. (C) = Captain This included their achievements on and off the field, legacy, success/premierships and accomplishments at the Storm. Anyone that is prepared to put in the work after what he has been through deserves a second chance.”. On 3 November 2017 the club revealed the new 20th Anniversary away jersey  The away jersey is another tribute to the past with the Club’s iconic lightning bolts watermarked on the front of the jersey. Billy Slater: 299 Storm games (2003-present), 183 tries, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017 Grand Final winner, 2. The team also featured 1999 premiership winners Marcus Bai, Glenn Lazarus, Matt Geyer, Stephen Kearney and Tawera Nikau. Albert Vete makes his storm debut after transferring from the New Zealand Warriors earlier in the week and Christian Welch played his 50th Game. Cameron Smith: 358 Storm games (2002-present), 42 tries, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017 Grand Final winner, 10. A six-person selection committee of Bellamy, CEO Dave Donaghy, football director Frank Ponissi, club founder John Ribot, inaugural assistant coach Greg Brentnall and Fairfax Media journalist Roy Masters chose the team based on four key criteria. The 17-man line-up is made up of the greatest players to have pulled on the purple jersey over the last two decades. Greg Inglis edged out Hill at five-eighth and Cronk got the nod over Brett Kimmorley in two changes from the club's team of the decade in 2008. “As a Club we’re proud that this group of signings includes four players who have come through our development system in Harry, Lachlan, Louis and Sale, who have worked hard to be given an opportunity to be part of our fulltime program in Melbourne. Jesse Bromwich: 182 Storm games (2010-present), 23 tries, 2012, 2017 Grand Final winner, 9. The win placed the Storm in 1st place on the Ladder for the first time this season. Round 4- The narrow loss to Cronulla was notable for the game having 33 penalties called and Cameron Smith being sin-binned for the first time in his career. On 1 November 2017 the Storm revealed their new 2018 Home jersey  which is once again produced by ISC. , Statistics Source: Storm today confirmed Sandor Earl, Billy Walters, Harry Grant, Lachlan Timm, Louis Geraghty, Cooper Johns, Sale Finau, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, Kayleb Milne and Junior Ratuvu have all signed with the Club for the 2018 season. Storm stalwart Matt Geyer with a young Greg Inglis in 2007. Players are listed in order of date of debut with Melbourne Storm.  This logo is a temporary logo for the duration of the 20 year celebrations. Glenn Lazarus: 44 Storm games (1998-99), 2 tries, 1999 Grand Final winner, 11. This marks the 16th consecutive season that they have won their opening game of the season and also this was their 11th consecutive victory making this their equal 4th best winning streak. This created NRL history, as due to other results, all teams in the top four finished equal on 34 points ensuring the closest finish to a season for the first time in the games 111 year history.  The Jersey design is not new but the same as the design worn in the 2017 NRL Auckland Nines competition, with the new logos featuring on the front.. Round 6 - Storm return to the winners list with a 40-14 win over Newcastle Knights. Round 1 - Melbourne Storm open the season with a victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs. “We’re excited by the new faces, including some well-known rugby league names, who will start training in the first group. On the front of the Jersey is the new Storm logo that was revealed on Monday as part of a launch of the 20-year celebrations. Watch the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership Finals on a Kayo 14 day free trial with every game before the Grand Final Live & On-Demand. Craig Bellamy was named as coach. Statistics current as of the end of the 2018 NRL regular season (this table does not include finals matches), Highest score in a winning game: 52 points, Greatest number of Games won consecutively: 8, Highest score in a losing game: 20 points, Greatest number of Games lost consecutively: 2. Matt King: 91 Storm games (2003-07), 60 tries, 2007 Grand Final winner, 5. Patrick Kaufusi made his playing debut for the Storm. On 24 January 2018 the club released its special jersey that will be worn in the 2018 World Club Challenge. Navy has been made the primary colour to commemorate the original Storm jerseys worn during the Club’s formative years. Michael Crocker: 44 Storm games (2006-2008), 7 tries, 2007 Grand Final winner, Smith Suncorp swansong? If they were merely signed to the club but did not play then it is not counted. Suliasi Vunivalu: 47 Storm games (2016-present), 46 tries, 2017 Grand Final winner, 6. Melbourne Storm was also captained by Cameron Smith, who has been the sole captain for the team since 2008 — making it his 11th consecutive season. The 2018 Melbourne Storm season was the 21st in the club's history. • 2018 World Club Challenge - The Melbourne Storm commenced their season by competing in the annual World Club Challenge against the 2017 Super League premiers Leeds Rhinos, the match was under a cloud until on 3 November 2017 it was announced that it would be played in Australia at AAMI Park due to the disruptions to the Storm preseason caused by the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. At the conclusion of the 2018 NRL regular season, the Storm finished on 34 competition points (equal to the Sydney Roosters in first place), the Storm ultimately finished second due to having a slightly inferior points difference (by 8 points) and therefore missed winning the Minor Premiership, the second placed finish, however, ensured a home final in Week 1 of the finals series. Walters, Grant, Timm, Geraghty, Johns, Finau, Fa’asuamaleaui, Milne and Ratuvu will form part of the Club’s Development List. With the end of the NYC competition, the new NRL contract system allows for a Top 30 instead of the previous Top 25 with each club to have a Development List of players. Dallas Johnson: 157 Storm games (2003-09), 12 tries, 2007, 2009 Grand Final winner, 14. Round 17 - Melbourne Score 4 tries in the last 15 minutes to over power the Dragons in a high scoring game 52-30. The New Jersey is a tribute to the original jersey worn by Storm during its inaugural 1998 season. The 2018 Melbourne Storm squad has dominated their 20-year team with seven current players making the cut while pioneering stars Brett Kimmorley and Scott Hill … List current as of 23 March 2018 “While he has been sidelined he has maintained his fitness levels to a high level. 1. Star halfback Cooper Cronk is gone, plus forwards Jordan McLean, Tohu Harris and Slade Griffin. Melbourne Storm finalise 2018 playing squad, LIVE: Panthers vs Rabbitohs – Preliminary Finals, 2020, Updated Team Lists: Panthers vs Rabbitohs, Brisbane star Jack Bird closing in on deal with rival club. The Storm won both their Qualifying final and Preliminary finals qualifying them for their third straight Grand Final however they were ultimately beaten in the decider and therefore finished the season runners up. Held at Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney on Wednesday 26 September 2018. Round 25 - The Storm are defeated by the Panthers therefore finishing the season on 34 points. Will Chambers: 172 Storm games (2007-09, 2012-2017), 72 tries, 2009, 2012 and 2017 Grand Final winner, 4. The team was coached by Craig Bellamy, coaching the club for his 16th consecutive season. Billy Slater, Will Chambers, Suliasi Vunivalu, Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk, Jessie Bromwich and Ryan Hoffman were included, with only Hoffman not playing in the Storm's 2017 premiership-winning team. 2020 Melbourne Storm Telstra Premiership squad, Storm players, Intrust Super Cup QLD squad. Also joining this group are Sam Kasiano, Ryan Papenhuyzen and Patrick Kaufusi, whose signings have already been announced. Dallas Johnson took the lock role while Michael Crocker also got a spot on the bench. The signature ‘V’ representing Victoria returns although is more of a traditional V rather than the style used on the original jersey and it is showcased by the heritage colours of purple and white, while the iconic purple also features around the edging of the sleeves. The Storm lose the match by 1 point and thus mean't that now 2018 was the worst start to a season since 2004. 2 March 2018 - Melbourne Storm announce their team of the first 20 years during a celebratory night at Crown Palladium. Melbourne Storm has finalised its 2018 playing squad ahead of the first group of players starting pre-season training in the first week of November. 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