Monday, April 19, 2010
The Rivalry Returns
The Rivalry between the Melbourne Storm and the Manly Sea Eagles, swooped to another level tonight as the Sydneysiders, resigned the Storm to a second consecutive loss in NRL2010 with a tight 18-16 victory after leading 18-6 at half-time
No doubt Melbourne coach would have given his players a gobful at half time and they were clearly the better side in the second half, with Cameron Smith missing a simple conversion in the 66th minute which should have put the Storm just six behind at 18-12, instead of the 18-10 they actually faced. A try to Cooper Cronk with seven left to play, gave the final scoreline and a final flurry of footy from the Storm to try and steal the game.
Ultimately, in the end, it was Manly that held out for a special win over the arch rivals. The game certainly had its share of big hits as they passion and desire from both sides was obvious. Another impressive thing was the size of the crowd for Melbourne on a Monday Night.