Blog log from R3 of 2015: Melbourne vs Cronulla

Welcome to Melbourne for the Storm v Sharks. Couple of changes to both sides as Kaufusi comes onto the bench for Tom Learoyd-Lahrs for the Storm. (Pre-match)
While for the Sharks Luke Lewis returns from injury and comes onto the bench for Matt Prior. (Pre-match)
Sides coming out on the field now. (Pre-match)
Storm kick off and we are underway. (Pre-match)
Good first set for the Sharks as they complete. Storm start their set 20 out from their own line.
Storm make a break down the left hand touchline and the Storm look switched on early. (1H 0:49)
Exciting set of six in attack for the Storm and the Sharks start 10m out from their own line. (1H 0:49)
Penalty Sharks as Finucane not square at marker and the Sharks touch finder take them 10m out from the Storm line. (1H 1:32)
Robson finds the in goal with a grubber but Koroibete puts his body on the line and gets out of the in goal. (1H 2:14)
Storm complete and the Sharks start 30m out from their own line. (1H 3:11)
Sharks complete with a very conservative kick on the last and the Storm have a scrum feed 10m out from their own line. (1H 3:46)
Mann makes another break from the scrum and takes up past the Storm 40m line. (1H 4:37)
Feki does well after slipping over and gathers in a dangerous Storm grubber kick. Game moving at a very fast pace as both teams making big metres when in possession. (1H 4:37)
Graham kicks it out on the full going for a 40/20 and Storm get the ball in good field position, feeding a scrum 40m from the Sharks line. (1H 4:37)
TRY Storm. Harris pushes over in a great solo effort close to the line and it is 4-0 kick to come. (1H 6:28)
Smith slots it about 5m inside the left hand touch line and it is 6-0 Storm. Graham’s error comes back to bite the Sharks. (1H 8:15)
Storm split the Sharks up the middle through McLean and they are on the attack 30m out from the Sharks line. (1H 8:51)
Storm complete and the Sharks start their set 3m out from their own line. (1H 11:33)
Shrks complete and the Storm start 20m out from their own line. Tagataese replaced early after a couple of missed tackles, David Fifita on. (1H 12:52)
Penalty Sharks. Storm slowing down the ruck. Robson doesn’t find touch but he chases hard and tackles Koroibete in the in goal to force a drop out. (1H 13:59)
Sharks on the attack 30m out. (1H 13:59)
Gordon drops a difficult pass under pressure and the Storm hold on, starting their set 10m out. (1H 14:31)
Penalty Storm as DFifita slows down the play the ball. Kick takes them close to half way. (1H 14:31)
Penalty Storm. Gallen takes Finucane high and the Storm have another set 20m out from the Sharks line. (1H 15:45)
REVIEW. Cronk goes over and the refs send it upstairs as a try. (1H 16:24)
TRY Storm. Great bomb from Cronk is palmed back by Harris, finding Mann who passes to Koroibete. Koroibete goes back infield and links with Cronk who scores near the posts. (1H 18:25)
10-0 Storm kick to come (1H 18:25)
Smith makes no mistake and it is 12-0 Storm. (1H 18:25)
Penalty Storm as Smith is absolutely smashed by David Fifita with a WWE style back slam. Ref places him on report. (1H 20:52)
Penalty Storm and the Fifita brothers are firing right up. (1H 20:52)
Storm on the attack 20m out. (1H 22:01)
REVIEW. Harris crosses and the ref sends it upstairs as a try. (1H 22:01)
TRY STORM. Harris crosses for his second on the left hand side off a lovely ball from Blake Green. 16-0 kick to come. (1H 22:01)
Smith nails it again and it is 18-0. He is striking it very sweetly. (1H 23:37)
Lewis onto the field for the first time in 2015. Great to see. (1H 23:46)
Tonumaipea makes a break down the right hand side off a great ball from Cronk. (1H 23:46)
Storm complete and Sharks start 5m out from their own line. (1H 23:46)
Sharks are playing good football but the Storm are just putting on an absolute clinic and are on a different level. (1H 25:51)
Sharks complete and Storm start about 35m out from their own line. (1H 25:51)
REVIEW. Cronk grounds the ball after he bombs and the ref sends it up as a no try (Slater knock on). (1H 26:44)
NO TRY. Slater ruled to have knocked on. Sharks get a handover 10m out from their own line. (1H 27:14)
Sharks complete and they get a penalty after the Storm are ruled to have knocked over Gordon chasing the kick. Tap 10m out from the Storm line. (1H 28:29)
Penalty Storm. Sharks restart their set and are right on the attack. (1H 28:29)
Nice play from the Sharks with a great ball from Robson finds Feki on the wing but the pass back inside goes astray and Storm survive. (1H 29:02)
Harris knocks on for the Storm and it is a Sharks scrum feed 20m out from the Storm line. (1H 29:37)
Penalty Sharks as the Storm were all offside. Quick tap. (1H 30:37)
Poor grubber from Barba cant find the in goal and the Storm survive with some great goal line defence. (1H 31:07)
Penalty Sharks 30m out for holding down in the play the ball and Graham quickly taps it taking the ball into the Storm 20m zone. (1H 32:22)
TRY SHARKS. Robson crosses after a great ball close to the line from Anthony Tupou. 18-4 Storm, kick to come. (1H 34:08)
Gordon converts and it is 18-6 Storm. (1H 34:08)
Sharks complete and the Storm start their set 7m out from their own line. Good kick into space from Ennis on the last ensures good field position for the Sharks. (1H 35:14)
Storm complete but a poor last tackle option on the last and Sharks have it about 40m out from the their own line. (1H 35:14)
Sharks throw it around right on half time but it breaks down and both teams go to the sheds with the Storm leading 18-6. (1H 38:32)
Harris, Cronk and Smith leading the way for the Storm while Gallen has been the standout for the Sharks. (1H 39:58)
Barba really struggling to make any impact on the game, struggling to get involved and when he does get the ball passing well before the line. (1H 39:58)
Teams back out onto the field for the 2nd half. (Half Time)
Sharks kick off and we are underway in the 2nd half. (Half Time)
Storm complete and the Sharks through Gordon start their set 20m out from their own line. (2H 40:49)
Sharks complete and the Storm start 35m out from their own line. A good set from the Sharks with their forwards making big meters undone by a terrible kick on the last. (2H 41:35)
Storm on the attack 5m out from the Sharks line. (2H 42:29)
REVIEW. Koroibete scores in the corner for the Storm and the ref sends it upstairs as a try. (2H 42:29)
TRY STORM. Lovely backline play and Koroibete scores in the left hand corner for the Storm. 22-6 kick to come. (2H 44:13)
Smith converts and it is 24-6. Smith kicking everything. (2H 44:13)
Storm forwards making huge meters and getting quick play the balls. (2H 45:00)
Storm complete and Sharks start about 20m out from their own line after a good kick return from Feki. (2H 45:00)
Storm complete but the kick is fractionally too big from Graham and the Storm get a 7 tackle set and a tap from the 20m line. Smart work from Billy Slater who knew exactly where the in goal was. (2H 46:05)
*Sharks (2H 47:05)
Cross field kick defused by Barba and Sharks start 5m out from their own line. All the momentum is with the Storm. (2H 47:25)
Sharks complete but a great kick return from Koroibete and the Storm start their set 40m out from the Sharks line. Sharks under pressure. (2H 48:42)
REVIEW. Smith cross for the Storm and the ref sends it upstairs as a try. (2H 49:30)
TRY STORM. Smith crosses after Lewis tries a one on one strip and the balls spills into space. 28-6 Storm kick to come. (2H 50:24)
Smith converts and it is 30-6. Looking at a potential cricket score here. (2H 50:54)
Penalty Storm and the touch finder takes the Storm up to half way (2H 51:02)
REVIEW. Cronk may have scored but the ref sends it upstairs no try short. (2H 52:53)
NO TRY. Lovely show and go from Cronk close to the line but he just couldn’t get it down. Last tackle 1m out. (2H 54:12)
Great kick on the last by Green and Koroibete almost comes up with a try. Holmes forces it dead and it is a Sharks drop out. They will do well to hold them out here. (2H 54:12)
Blake kicks on the third for some reason but it goes straight to Heighington who takes a great slips catch. Sharks escape. (2H 55:19)
Sharks unaware it was tackle 5 and they are tackled with the ball 35m out from the Storm line. Terrible awareness from Barba who has just gone missing this game. (2H 56:08)
Sharks knock on 1m out from their own line defending a bomb and Storm get a scrum feed 10m out (2H 56:08)
Penalty Storm with the Sharks slowing down the play the ball. (2H 57:39)
REVIEW. Chambers crosses for the Storm. Ref sends it up as no try. (2H 57:39)
TRY STORM. Quick play the ball and Smith finds Chambers who can’t be stopped close to the line. 34-6 kick to come. (2H 58:57)
Straight over the black dot and it is 36-6. Smith’s kicking exceptional tonight. (2H 59:17)
Storm complete and Sharks start in good position 35m out from their own line. (2H 61:53)
TRY SHARKS. Gallen runs into a hole and offloads to Barba. Barba cuts out a couple with a lovely pass to Beale who finds Holmes and he scores in the right hand corner. 36-10 Sharks (2H 62:38)
Great kick from Gordon right from the sideline and it is 36-12 Storm. (2H 63:03)
Penalty Sharks as Chambers lifts the leg of DFifita as he is trying to play the ball. (2H 63:14)
Penalty Sharks. Koroibete pinged for a dangerous cannonball tackle. All in wrestle breaks out. Nothing wrong with the tackle at all, poor penalty. (2H 63:14)
Sharks on the attack 30m out. (2H 63:14)
Sharks kick on the last is too big and Koroibete sprints to the 20m line to take a quick tap. (2H 66:25)
Slater makes a break and the Storm are 20m out from the Sharks line. (2H 66:25)
REVIEW. Referees unable to make any decisions tonight as Green crosses. Refs send it upstairs as a no try (obstruction). (2H 68:00)
NO TRY. Finucane ruled to have obstructed AFifita. (2H 68:14)
Penalty Sharks. AFifita interfered with trying to play the ball after a strong run. (2H 69:05)
Sharks 10m out and on the attack. (2H 69:05)
REVIEW. AFifita crosses close to the posts after a lovely short ball from Ennis close to the line. Refs send it upstairs as a try (2H 69:06)
TRY SHARKS. 36-16 kick to come from right in front. (2H 70:01)
Gordon makes no mistake and it is 36-18 Storm. (2H 70:47)
Sharks complete and the Storm get the ball 15m out from their own line. (2H 70:47)
Storm complete but a great kick return from Feki is voided by a sloppy offload that leads to a turn over. Storm on the attack 25m out from the Sharks line. (2H 72:48)
Slater knocks on and the Sharks get it back 20m out from their line. Sharks get a penalty and n]now up over half way. Coach Bellamy will be upset by the Storms discipline (2H 73:33)
Penalty Sharks. Sharks player tackled off the ball and the Sharks on the attack 10m out. (2H 74:30)
Tupou knocks on going for the line. Storm survive and get the scrum feed 10m out. Great tackle from Green. (2H 74:30)
Attacking set from the Storm but they give away another penalty stripping the ball from the kick returner (Holmes) (2H 75:49)
Hinchcliffe knocks on trying to gather a AFifita offload and the Sharks have a scrum feed 30m out from the Storm line. (2H 77:05)
Lovely short ball from Ennis to Robson but he cant hang on with the line open. Another try saver from Blake Green who has been outstanding tonight. (2H 77:48)
Fulltime. Storm win 36-18 in an entertaining high paced game. Sharks played well but the Storm were simply on another level tonight. (2H 79:00)
Harris, Green and Smith where all outstanding for the Storm tonight. Tupou and Gallen were the Sharks best with AFifita having a very strong 2nd half. (2H 80:00)
Hope you all enjoyed Super Saturday. Join us tomorrow for Souths v Tigers in a clash between two traditional rivals. Goodnight. (2H 80:00)